OUTFIT | Sakura Skater Skirt at Strathclyde Country Park
Look everybody, I’m at the beach: yay!
OK, it’s not actually a REAL beach – it’s just a bit of sand beside the lake at Strathclyde Country Park – but the weather was so lovely when we were there last week that it felt a bit like being on holiday, anyway. Or maybe not, actually: the park has a funfair attached to it, plus a bunch of other attractions, all of which were closed when we visited, it still being April and all. I’ve been having to keep reminding myself it’s still only spring, though – it’s been so warm and sunny that it sometimes comes as a surprise to see that some of the trees are still bare, and the tourist attractions still mostly closed, or on restricted hours.
Not that I’m complaining, mind you: we hadn’t intended to go to the funfair anyway (Rollercoasters and me most definitely do not mix…), and the fact that a lot of the attractions were closed (and, OK, that it was a weekday, and most people were probably at work) meant that we got to have a nice, quiet stroll around the lake, and indulge in a fascinating spot of people-watching, and also: ice cream. Because it’s not a day out without ice cream, is it?
One thing we didn’t expect to find on our walk were the ruins of an old bathhouse, which, according to the sign next to it, dates back to Roman times – so pretty ancient, basically:
It totally blows my mind that you can be out walking in the country and suddenly find yourself walking across the same floor that people walked on hundreds of years ago. As I stood looking down into what would have been ye olde hot-tub, I couldn’t stop thinking how cool it would be if I could, just for a split second, get a glimpse of those olden-day people sitting in it. And if they could, at the same time, get a glimpse of Terry and I, peering down at them with our weird clothes and our giant camera – which would probably terrify the life out of them, and then they would burn me as a witch or something.
Luckily for me, there was no shift in the time-space continuum which allowed this to actually happen, but, you know, maybe next time. Well, you never know, do you?