The weather is threatening to pack up and give us some much needed water, so to get the most from the beautiful sunny day we have had today the kids and I headed out to a park in Mosgiel to play and picnic. We made pikelets this morning, packed them in a basket, and got into the car post haste. Much climbing, swinging, sliding, and see-sawing was done, only briefly interrupted by a sit down under a huge Silver Birch to enjoy our wares before returning to play. The park has amazing play equipment, the kids just love it there and we recently hosted an early birthday for Reuben there, but the garden would have to be the part of the park I enjoyed the most. Very much inspired by an older style of gardening, with lots of huge trees amongst sprawling grass, herbaceous borders with gravel paths, and Rose gardens exploding with colour and scent – it reminds me a lot of the Council gardens where I grew up. I particularily fell in love with a large and floppy yellow rose – I do so love the look of Old Roses, they just seem to rickety and rambling.