This week 1 – 7 June has been volunteers week, celebrating all the hard work volunteers do for the Trust and other organisations.
As many of you know I am a photographic volunteer for the National Trust at Calke Abbey and today marks the 2nd anniversary of me joining the Trust volunteer team.
Here’s what I’ve been up to this week.
Monday: Started with the announcement I had gained 3rd place for some photographs entered into National Trust volunteer photography competiton.
Tuesday: A lunchtime stroll around National Trust Stoneywell and friendly chat over the stone wall with local cows
Wednesday: Today was the day to suit up ready for a Bee Hive inspection with Paul Simpson in the Apple Orchard, he’s beekeeper and one of the gardeners at Calke Abbey
Time for a little daisy chain making before the lawnmower had other ideas.
After the church onto Calke Abbey for a short meander through the Physic Garden, spotted these baby Blue Tits that look almost ready to fledge and into the Orangery to be stunned by amazing shadows. What nicer place to eat your lunch before going on a Ranger led walk in the afternoon
Fantastic walk around part of Calke Abbeys estate with Ranger Ben Robinson looking at plant life, here’s Twayblade, Speedwell and Henbane then into the Deer pen.
Friday: End of a busy week and supermarket shopping was called for
Not every week is like this, however this week has been an absolute blast and loved every minute of it, thankyou National Trust for amazing opportunities.