My brother-in-law is a funny fellow. I always look forward to talking to him because I am never entirely sure that I completely understand what he is saying but at the same time it doesn’t seem to matter and I can just blithely wade about in his words.
On our recent adventure together, we ventured into the Forest of Dean in search of a famous viewing point called the Yat Rock. All the while he was chattering on about something he called “Minus Ion”. From what I gather, it is something in the air best found in forests that is really good for your well-being. I could be wrong, I often am. Anyway he would make regular stops on our walk when he’d breath in deeply and declare, “Minus Ion”, before plodding onwards and upwards towards the Rock.
|Backpack from Eastpak|
|Wellington boots from Hunter. Butterfly shorts and jumper from Topshop.|
We did eventually make it to Yat Rock and the view was breathtaking. Gently undulating hills, swathes of lush valleys and tufts of forest for as far as the eye can see. A sight impressive enough to put any gloom-ridden soul at rest for a while. We chilled out here just looking out at the wonder before us and being happy to have each other for company.
By the way, I really like the smell of forests and am of the opinion that they smell very different in different countries. In Japan for instance, the fragrance of the cedar trees take centre stage. In Tanzania, it is the foliage and fruit that scent the forest and in England it is the marvellous scent of the mossy damp earth.
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