To celebrate my birthday we decided to hire bikes at Sherwood Pines. I don't know what part of me thought this was going to be a good idea. I've not ridden a bike for 15 years - I'm still sitting on cushions 3 days later! It was fun though once I'd built up my confidence and we accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up on the off roading trail for a bit - oops! Anyway, it made me think how lucky we are to have such amazing outside space 20 minutes drive away. The forest is so beautiful and reminded us of a mini Yosemite (without the bears). Unfortunately I was concentrating too much on staying upright on the bike so don't have any photos. I do have a photo of my picnic lunch though!
We went for dinner in town in the evening and in my red wine/midsummer's day haze I really started to appreciate the Nottingham architecture. We really do have some wonderful buildings in the city centre - I completely take them for granted usually but when it's quiet and you get a chance to look past the shop windows and look upwards, your home town can really be quite beautiful.