Dear husband and I went for a long walk yesterday. We walked all around our usual streets and then cut across a street we don't usually walk along. Half way along we saw a sign to a nature reserve. We couldn't believe it. It was a whole parcel of pretty trees and little streams that had been made into a reserve that we didn't even know existed! It was so pretty. Now we know it is there we will load up our picnic backpack and go for a picnic there when the weather gets warmer.
We lived in Newcastle for a year (4 years ago), DH was transferred there with his work, and we were amazed at the amount of people picnicing all the time there. The weather was much warmer than here though. People here only tend to go out in the parks in summer.
Anyway my steps were 10,878 yesterday even though I didn't jog on my tramp, so I was pleased about that.