Never Stop Exploring

The river from the bridge

Having lived in Preston for almost 2 years I’ve realised there are so many places around the city that I’ve never been to or even knew existed. As I’ve nearly finished my second year of Uni, with only 1 left to go (scary) I decided it was time to go exploring, and see a bit more of my city. 

One day last week I had a free afternoon and didn’t fancy going home and failing to write an essay, so instead I decided to go for a wander. I just kept walking down the road to a part of the city i’d never been to, and turned off the road and found the entrance to a park I never knew existed. 

The entrance to the park

This park was nothing special, it had a big open expanse of grass, a small playground with swings and a slide, and a few planted flower beds. However after walking further into the park I found a small lake, where I sat on a bench and watched the ducks playing in the water. The lake lead into a small river which gradually got smaller as I followed it through the park. 

The river turning into a stream

After having a rather tough and stressful week finding this little area of nature, where I couldn’t see or hear the city, was exactly what I needed. As a village girl who grew up playing in fields, finding such a nice, calm and peaceful park in the middle of the city really chilled me out and put me in such a great mood. 

Ducks on the lake

Sometimes I think it’s important to spend some time in nature and chill out, and I definitely plan to go back to this park in the next month. Probably when my assignments are stressing me out, or when we have a sunny day and I can get some friends together for an afternoon of sunbathing and relaxing. 


Have you explored your city or town recently? You never know what you places you might find.

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  1. It looks so nice!! I cant wait till it gets warmer so I can go exploring around! Im currently studying in London and there is still so much of it for me to see!
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    1. I can't wait for it to be sunny and warm, exploring in the rain and cold is no fun. Thats awesome, I love London you could explore every day and still not see it all!

      Emma x

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  3. Gorgeous pictures. I wish we had pretty local parks nearby. No parks to explore but a lot of city. Now that's fun to see. :)
    Lovely post!

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    1. Hey, thanks I just took them on my iphone, nothing special. Yeah I love living in a city, but sometimes you need to chill in nature. Im sure your city has some parks somewhere, you've just got to hunt them out!
      I've checked your blog and its great, I've followed you on bloglovin. :)

      Emma x

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  4. I love the pictures! So simple! My sister went out with her friends yesterday and she took quite a few pictures and she basically let me use them for a post for my blog. She likes when I can do that with her pictures and I love it too, because I feel like I'm there too. Yours did that too! :)

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    1. Thank you, when I took them I was just taking them to show my boyfriend where I'd gone, but then I thought I'd make a blog post :) Thats lucky she lets you use her photos and that it makes it feel like your there, glad mine could too.
      Emma x

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