|Daffodils in Bingham Park, Sheffield|
I was confined to barracks for two days because we were having new flooring fitted in our kitchen. First there was screeding to do in the concrete section of the kitchen and the downstairs shower room. Then there was plywood to nail down in the floorboarded half of the kitchen. Afterwards the vinyl had to be carefully fitted. Oh - and I forgot to say, I had to move the fridge, the washing machine, the tumble dryer and all the other stuff you find in kitchens with utility areas.
The job was done by a tall fellow called Chris but his work friend Steve came to adjust the doors and kickboards. Together they did a good job but because of their work I was homebound on two lovely, sunny spring days.
Yesterday afternoon I made a concerted effort to make up for my confinement by driving over to The Rivelin Valley. It's only ten minutes away - on the western edge of Sheffield. I parked Clint, donned my boots and set off. The pictures that follow provide glimpses of my day and of this splendid time of year.
|Old packhorse bridge over The River Rivelin|
|Pine tree above The Rivelin Valley|
|Horse chestnut leaves emerging|
|Footpath sign by Coppice Road|