Our Archery lessons continued tonight. We’re now in our third week (after a fortnight’s distraction elsewhere) and we’ve moved up to heavier bows – Ann’s on an 18-pounder and I’m trying out a 20-pounder.
Considering it’s been raining day and night for most of the week, the evening turned out to be perfect!
And perhaps the combination of heavier bows, and improved weather affected our accuracy! Not only were we hitting the target, many of our shots were closer to the centre than ever!
We’re not at next week’s practice lesson, but the theme, going forward, is to gradually move to even heavier bows, little-by-little, and also to move the target even further away!
Continuing our theme of looking at old things on our doorstep, I put the mirror to one-side and instead, we headed for Coton Manor and Gardens. The Manor House isn’t open to the public, but the Gardens are open Tuesday to Saturday.
Based on the number of cars in the car-park, it was clearly a popular destination! We took the short walk to the entrance and after parting with £7.50 each and receiving our free map, we headed for the main event – the Gardens!
First impressions were great ones! So much colour and so much variety too!
This is clearly a loved Garden! Every blade of grass looked like it had been manicured within a millimetre of its life!
…and if that wasn’t enough of an assault on the senses (in a good way!), there were also… Flamingos! (Yes, really!)
Three of them in total, totally at ease surrounded by us humans, all trying to grab a photograph!
Our final stop was their outdoor Garden Shop. The area sported a large range of healthy-looking plants and where the size of some of the greenery was a clear indication of the TLC from the gardening team!