The best cure for feeling under the weather is fresh air. At least that's what my nan always used to say. My go-to rescue remedy is a walk in the Leeds Castle grounds.
After a day feeling ropey I ventured to the castle for a short walk at dusk. The grounds were deserted as most of the visitors had left. Even the swans, geese and ducks were hiding.
I spotted two black swans on the Great Water swimming along in synchronised poses with their heads held high. Mallard ducks were gathered on the edge of the moat getting ready to snuggle down for the night.
The Woodland Walk was eerie and dark but there was a wonderful tranquility as I listened to the sound of the stream and spotted the whooper swan pair on the pond.
Three huge Christmas trees are positioned on the Cedar Lawn next to huts and a carousel for the Christmas Market opening soon. I can't believe a year has passed since I had media coming in for previews of the Gingerbread Christmas.
This photograph is the 16th century Maiden's Tower with the Castle behind. It looked welcoming with the lights on this evening and I love the reflection in the moat in the fading light.
Retiring to bed with Lemsip and a woolly hat to dream of fairytale castles.
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