Tis a beautiful summer’s day in September, 28 degree Celsius, there couldn’t have been a better time for my husband and I to enjoy the heat than our day off.
I leaped at the opportunity, avoiding the routes into London as it was the peak time for athletes to showcase their talents at the Paralympic events. We decided to took a u-turn which led us to Dulwich. My husband is new to the UK and I thought to myself, well, we do have the royal’s special on the menu (Queen Mary’s favourite park) just a stone’s throw away (few minutes on the p4 that is).
We entered through Queen Mary’s gate into delightful Dulwich Park. As we strolled hand in hand down the pathway, at times drifting off track onto the beautiful landscapes, we passed joggers, roller skaters, lovers just like us and the occasional banana bikes.
The area I was most looking forward to visit was the boating lake, as I have fond childhood memories of stopovers to this lake which I wanted to share with my husband. At the lake we were offered two choices, the pedal boat or the traditional rowing boat. The pedal boat allows 2 people to pedal but we were told one person was sufficient to navigate the boat; it was the better option as my feet had done enough walking. At £4 per adult for half an hour and the memory being priceless it was a bargain. We sailed away with much deserved vanilla ice-cream!
My name is Rabia Ali and I live in Sydenham. I am a graduate in Business Administration, currently working as a HR and Training officer for an insurance firm. I enjoy meeting new people on a day to day basis and learning about different cultures, traditions and beliefs.