We love our children but maybe we can miss out on going out. Try to find pubs and bars where there are facilities for children and adults to be together happily. UK National Trust attractions can include child-friendly cafes and outdoor eating and drinking areas. Find other places with high chairs along with necessary good nappy changing and toilet facilities. Some museums have excellent child-friendly facilities as well as displays involving children to keep them interested.
Sundown at a beachside bar
Keep the contact details of all these various entertainment areas you have searched out so you can invite friends to join you with ease.
People have been keeping bees for about 15,000 years. Some say we need bees to produce over 33% of our food by pollination.
Old fashioned bee hives near bee friendly plants.
These two old fashioned willow hives keep bees surrounded by a waterproof covering. The bees are easily accessible as inside, there are two modern compartments.
To help increase bee numbers, we can grow bee-friendly plants on window sills, balconies and in gardens.The picture is not mine.
Sometimes all we need is quiet and time to let our thoughts run. We can recharge our emotional and creative strength this way. We can be inspired without spending money. A beach may have other visitors but if you choose one away from tourism, you can find peace.
A Northumberland beach, UK
A country area may be filled with traffic along the major routes. Turn off and find beauty. The view below was beside a local farm.
The rolling hills of Northumberland, UK.
A small park in the middle of a city can give us a sense of wellbeing. A bench under a tree or a group of attractive plants can raise our spirits.
Frequently, as I look out of the window early in the morning, I see this frail elderly man. In most weather conditions, he walks in a hunched and slow manner. Always, his dog is on a lead and close to him. I wondered where he went.
The elderly man leads his dog to the field.
Eventually, I saw him on the large mown grass field. He had let his dog sniff and stroll.
Leaving the field
I was touched by the fact that, generally, he leads his dog on the way to the park. When he is tired, his dog leads him back. I see a relationship of mutual trust, loyalty and companionship.