The past three to four weeks there has been a heat wave here in England, and it has been around 29 degrees every day. Last week’s weekend we went to Somerset to enjoy the countryside to get out of the city and enjoy some fresh air. The city seems to restore the heat, and you can clearly notice the temperature difference even if you go to a park and then go back to a street.
In the countryside then again, the air felt so fresh and I woke up to a cow’s moo. What actually surprised me was that the cows were cow-coloured. I never thought about this before, but the cows in Finland tend to be brown and white, not black and white. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the “right” coloured cows before.
I spent a good while hanging out with the cows. They were very curious and timid at the same time. They were very interested in us, including the dogs. One of the cows reached through the fence to lick the dog, but when the dog moved the cow go scared and hit its head on the fence. When I raised my arm up to take a picture from above, one of the cows actually jumped and ran away.
During the weekend we also went swimming in a river where you could jump off a bridge. I’m quite afraid of heights, and I’m surprised I jumped! Well done me. On Sunday the boys also taught me to play some cricket. At first, I had no idea what I was doing, but towards the end, I actually hit the ball!
The weeks are quite busy with work, and I haven’t really done much else during the weeks. This weekend we went to see the London pride and cheered for the English football team. After the match, the streets were full of crazy people blocking the roads, climbing up traffic lights and singing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that kind of craziness. If you wanna know what I’m talking about, you can check out some clips from my Instagram story highlights on my account @Liljalumilla.
Btw, the first and the last photo are my absolute favourites and I can’t believe it was me who took them! Haven’t photographed in ages.