My Better Place

Do you have a special place that you like to go to when you're feeling a little snowed under to help restore calm back into your life and make things feel better? I do and it's probably might not be an obvious choice for most people, but for me it makes perfect sense.. 

My better place is actually our local park. 

It is the place that when I'm having a tough day and when I have mountains of work to do and a toddler that doesn't seem to be happy no matter what I do or try with him, can make everything feel better after just a short visit.

There are a few reasons as to why our local park tops the list of my better places to go and the first reason is for the simple pleasure of getting a little fresh air. 

Sometimes it's just nice to get out of the house, isn't it? 

From where we live to the park it is a short five minute walk. We walk past beautiful open fields and we get to see chickens and sheep and then there's the beautiful countryside scenery that surrounds us at every turn. I love walking past the little stream on the way and listening to the calm water running. I love breathing in the fresh air and feeling the sun reflect down on to my skin. 

I love to see the look on Ethan's face when he realises that we are heading towards the swings. I love that he loves to be outside so much. I love that no matter how grumpy he's been, a walk to the park is guaranteed to instantly cheer him up. 

I love that our little cat Charlie follows us to the park at every opportunity and then follows Ethan around like they're the best of friends.

I love that we've already created so many happy memories and that we've taken so many happy photographs as a family there too. 

I love that every time I go there I am reminded of these happy memories and I love that whilst watching an excited Ethan run about exploring more and more of the park each time, it somehow makes all of the things that had been getting on top of me feel so much less significant.

So that's why our local park is my #BetterPlace, where's yours?

This #BetterPlaces post is in support of the Syndol Headache Relief Find Your Better Place campaign with BritMums. Visit www.syndol.co.uk for online resources with information about headaches and how to restore calm in your life.



  1. I think our local parks and the field behind our house is the same for us. Such beautiful photos as always darling. Lovely captures. Lovely place sun or snow for yall. :)

  2. Awwww it sounds like a lovely place to relax :) I love our local park too! xx

  3. That park looks like a fantastic place! I wish we had somewhere even half as nice close by x

  4. I LOVE how the cat follows you to the park! A beautiful park and so close to home, ideal for refreshing the soul

  5. Aww i love how the cat just follows you around! super cute! beautiful photos! the lightening is just wonderful! Suz xo www.beauisblue.com