Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Epping Forest

Hi, I am so thankful that my viewing numbers have gone up very quickly, especially since I had slackened off from my blog for a while.  I now have over 13,000 views and it's so pleasing to know that at least some people are interested in my crafts and ventures.

It's Tuesday today and it's about 11:20am and I have been in a lot of discomfort the past couple of days and today the pain has got worse.  I woke up for work and my ears and headache were terrible so I went back to sleep and woke up about half an hour ago.  I took more tablets which has eased the headache but the hearing is unbelievable at the moment and not in a good way.  I can't wait for my audiology test in October.

As the title of this post says, we went out yesterday (Monday) for a few hours to see what it was like at Epping.  We got on the district line to West Ham, got the Jubilee Line to Stratford and then got on the Central Line to Epping. It took around an hour all together and when we got off at Epping Station, the flowers and shrubs on the station are everywhere.  It looked just like a pretty village station and here is a photo .........

It's not a great photo because it was a bit dull at first and the clouds were coming over but you can see the huge sunflowers, begonias and coconut tree.  This was displayed on both platforms and the photo that we didnt take was of the huge hanging baskets everywhere of begonias and the colours are just so bright and beautiful.    Here's another photo of the station....

These pictures don't do it justice, you have to be there to see the station.

When you walk out of the station, there is a large car park to the left and opposite are some large wood selling companies and you have to turn right and walk up the small narrow road. You then come to a small junction and you do a left where the sign says 'town centre' and walk up a wide road which is full of detached houses and beautiful gardens.  After about 10 minutes you come to the high street and it was packed because there was a market on.  There's an old church that was built in 1908 and apart from that, it's just like any normal high street.  We went for lunch in a small cafe and then walked right down the end of the high street to see what was there.  Loads and loads of trees and the edge of a forest, we crossed over the road and turned round and took this next photo....

On the left of the sign it has three swords which mean 'Essex' and on the right is St George's Cross.

We then walked back on our self up the high street and had a look in a few of the shops, mainly some charity shops and then the market.  Here is a photo we took just as we started walking back on ourselves.


By the time we got to the end and walked back to the station it was around 2pm.  We made an error coming back though, the train's were a little messed up so when we got to Leytonstone which is where the train stopped, we decided to get the 145 bus to home and oh boy, wish we hadn't.  We use this bus a lot where we live and sometimes take it to Asda which is where the route finishes so we thought let's see what it's like at the begining of the 145 route.  It took flipping one and half hours to get home which would have only taken about 30 minutes if we had waited for the trains.  The traffic was horrendous, flipping school kids on the bus and by the time we got home we were so thirsty and poor Tammie had been alone for longer than  we expected.   

We sat down and had a drink and then Frank watched some tv and read his book and guess what I finished...............

Christmas Present No. 1 completed and Tammie approves.

I am off back to bed with some paracetamol and a cuddle with Tammie........


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