The temperatures are rising again and the drought continues. We have just had a wonderful few days as our daughter the ‘Lemming’ popped over from Berlin for a short break. This is her first visit ‘home’ in over three years so we tried to cram in as many trips out to favourite places as we could. One such spot is Pensthorpe Natural Park. 700 acres of flooded gravel workings gives many lakes to walk round plus the beautiful River Wensum, woodland and fantastic gardens. The park is well known for being at the forefront in breeding rare species for release such as Corncrake and Red Squirrels. There was also a big collection of exotic waterfowl from the around the world. I say ‘was’, sadly in February the park suffered an outbreak of avian flu and a lot of birds were culled. There was still plenty to see, here are a few images from a lovely day out.