Richmond

28th October 2016

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I’ve been living in London for the past 20 years but I’ve never really got used to the city life, never really been a city girl, so now and then I feel the need to emerge into a more placid lifestyle. The busy city lifestyle is a constant stress; the daily rush, the continuous demand, the noise and the enclosed buildings… sometimes it just gets too much. So when I get a chance I escape to somewhere that I can appreciate the simple and good things in life and contemplate my own.
Last weekend, I went to the endless green fields of Richmond Park. It’s in this tranquil environment that I can find more strength and feel more alive; looking at the horizon and seeing forever empowers me and makes me feel free. Free of concepts, free of rules, free of routines. I don’t have to restrict my life, there is so much out there to be discovered and so much to be lived…
Richmond sits on both sides of the River Thames, it is a picturesque and charming place with it’s Royal Parks and historic houses. We started our afternoon at the town centre with all the pretty shops, then went to the Sunday market. We then made our way up the hill to the park and after a long walk and feeling a bit tired we stopped at Pembroke Loge for some tea and cake and once again we enjoyed the amazing surroundings, the views from this place are simply stunning!
But the best was saved for last when we saw the deers –  what a treat !

Ja estou a viver em Londres ha 20 anos mas nunca me habituei a vida na cidade, por isso de vez em quando preciso de dar uma escapadela e retirar-me desta confusão. A o stress da cidade, as rotinas, o barulho, o pouco ar e espaço torna-se claustrofóbico,por isso de vez enquanto tenho a necessidade de escapar para um sitio em que possa apreciar as coisas simples e boas na vida.
No fim de semana passado, fui a Richmond, um bairro em Londres, situado entre as margens do rio Tamisa, uma zona calma e pitoresca e com um parque cheio de verde infinito. E neste ambiente tranquilo que me sinto bem. Começamos o nosso passeio no centro onde estão as lojas , passamos pelo mercado local e depois subimos a colina que nos leva ao parque, a vista que se tem do topo da colina e algo muito especial , e que fica na memoria para sempre .
Ja cansados e com fome fomos nos deliciar ao Pembroke Loge onde relaxamos, comemos bolo e bebemos chá e mais uma vez desfrutamos das vista incríveis que nos rodeavam .
Mas a melhor parte do dia ficou guardada para o fim quando vimos os veados a pastar bem juntinho de nos, fantástico !

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