Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Friday, 23 May 2014

Forest of Dean

Hi again folks,

On our arrival we stayed on the site called "Bracelands", not to confused with that famous place in Memphis, Tennessee, this was in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester.

A wonderful site in the middle of the forest, very quite with wonderful views.

Walking around the site we came across the trailer that looked like it had been plucked straight out of the USA.

There we spotted some House Martins nesting in the toilet/shower block eves, they just landed clinging onto the wood.

The following day we went for a walk to the local shop and pub about a mile and a half away. Walking through the forest we came across "a few" bluebells, they just went
on and one. They are later than at home as all ours in Kent have finished.

This warning sign was real, apparently there are a lot of Wild Boars in the forest.

The newly built Forest Centre with lots of activities in the area and more being build as we speak.

Ah we finally arrived at the pub for lunch, ham, egg and chips washed down with two pints of beer, will I make it home? The pub as you can see is the New Inn and was in the village of Short Standing.

Walking out of the pub we were greeted by this wonderful view across the fields.

Back at the camp site we relaxed in the evening light as the birds including this Mistle Thrush started to look for their supper.

We stayed out chatting as the sun went down at the end of a perfect day to be out in the forest and we finally were treated to a wonderful sunset.

Thanks for looking, Luv Mike


  1. Sounds like a perfect day to me ! Love the birds and the beautiful sunset........
    Have a great week end both !
    Chris and Dave R

  2. Hi Michael, Nice long blog, lots of lovely photos, The site looked peaceful with those beautiful views., and that gorgeous sunset. Hope the weather improves for you both this weekend. Mrs Egg.