free tranquility

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Bluebell borderReading town is not reknowned for its beauty. Internet research before I first visited provided a rather scathing description of the town as a place that is near other places worth visiting like London, Oxford, Windsor, Stone Henge. A commuter town that people only visited to sleep or shop in the mall resourced with most major chain outlets in a riverside setting.

The descriptions didn’t tweak my aspiration to live in a cute city with a rich history, diverse and vibrant entertainment opportunities. This photograph was taken at 10am in Forbury gardens in Reading town.  Whatever the season the gardens are cared for and visited. They are so beautiful. I walk through them to soak up the free tranquility and social vibes whenever I’m walking to the train station (often) or downtown. Like a village, locals use the gardens to sunbathe and play games, I bump into people that I know. Unlike a village the gardens host many, diverse, events. Bands play in a band-stand, it hosts art shows and charity fund raisers. Reading parks are wonderful. They are a good reason to live in the town.

Reading has 3 major parks – Palmer’s Park, Prospect Park and Forbury gardens. Each plays a slightly different role.

  • Palmers park -tennis, soccer, cycling, jogging, cricket, children’s playground. SPORT.
  • Prospect park – nature rambles, picknicks, jogging, dog walking, snooping on wildlife, steam train appreciation
  • Forbury gardens– concerts, sunbathing, break from shopping, picnic, watching the world go by, history lesson, plant appreciation

Drop by and check it for yourselves, for me its a special place for tranquilty and community

free tranquility
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6 bits of lovely banter on “free tranquility”

  1. aleekwrites writes:

    I also have word of RABBITS and DEER! *swoon*
    Reading is beautiful. I like to see glimpses of it like this.

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  2. Bux writes:

    I’ve never been to Reading (even though I lived in London for several years) but you make it sound very enticing. One of these days if I’m in your neck of the woods (or should that be parks) I’ll swing by and say hello Wendy!

    Bx

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  3. wendy writes:

    Yay! If you ever come to Reading I’ll happily be your tour guide to everything from Sanwich shops, through parks, historic buildings and theatre troupes…. Reading’s a BIG town with a BIG heart. Though I have to admit that I’m in Bristol today….

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  4. nick writes:

    Jenny went to university in Reading but I’ve never been there. She was brought up in Maidenhead which I’ve visited many times. Unfortunately Maidenhead has little to offer except the river, a few walks and absurdly expensive houses.

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  5. p-g writes:

    Palmer, actually.

    (p-g: pedantic-grandfather)

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    wendy writes

    p-g – check muse moderation rules number 3 & 5

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