On one of the rare sunny days we had earlier this year me and my Mum visited a reservoir near us called Chasewater.
We did some of our training for the half marathon here last year, so it was nice to return and not be running around it and tiring ourselves out.
A few weeks ago we visited the National Memorial Arboretum. It’s only about 20 minutes from my house so it seemed wrong that I’d never been before.
The site was much bigger than I expected. There are around 50,000 trees and over 200 memorials and I couldn’t believe the size of the Armed Forces Memorial wall, it was so much bigger than I expected.
The saddest thing for me was that there was a huge clean wall waiting for names to be inscribed on it and one day that will probably be full.