Lazy Afternoons 

Lazy afternoons. Sometimes it’s just what you need. I’ll be honest the last few days I’ve not been feeling too good but that’s the joys of having a couple of chronic illnesses. You can look and feel fine one day and wake up the next day feeling quite ill. Sadly with hidden illnesses which I have, you can look quite well. Over the past few weeks I have had a couple of days when I’ve not looked too good. Trust friends to remind you of how I’ll you look!

lazy afternoons
Yesterday, I felt rubbish but I needed some fresh air. I just had to get out of the house. It was a lovely day and I had cabin fever. A friend picked me up and we drove to the local canal. It may not look like it from these pictures but we are in the middle of the West Midlands. Miles from the country side, smack bang in the middle of factories and houses everywhere.

lazy afternoons by the canal

But how peaceful and calming does it look?  I was struggling with my walking and was actually on crutches so we literally just went a few feet down the path and looked along the canal before sitting down on a wall and sitting to chat.

lazy afternoons by the canal

Drinking cold drinks, chatting and taking in the sun along side the peaceful canal. A place that seemed a million miles from where we actually were.

lazy afternoons by the canal

If you look at the bridge in the photograph above, that’s the road. A busy noisy road but from where we were sat the traffic was not heard or seen.  Such a relaxing time spent having a lazy afternoon.

Do you ever have lazy afternoons like this?



  1. 21st April 2016 / 9:22 am

    I love canals and we have had a couple of holidays on narrow boats. I am always amazed that in the middle of an industrial area you find an oasis of green with lots of wildlife. It always makes me feel better to get outside.

  2. 21st April 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Hope you feel better soon. Sadly I rarely ever get a lazy afternoon what with work and everything else which happens in life x

  3. 21st April 2016 / 3:08 pm

    I know the feeling when you just need to get out of the house and get some fresh air! This looks like the perfect place to wander.

  4. 21st April 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I love lazy afternoons like this. I am currently taking driving lessons so we’ll be able to pack a picnic and go to far out places in the countryside.

  5. 21st April 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Everyone needs lazy, calming days, personally I choose to try have them more than I should but I love it! Those photos are great! I love walks by canals, it’s always so peaceful!

  6. 21st April 2016 / 3:24 pm

    I’ve just come back from a night away with my husband and I still feel like I could use a couple of lazy afternoons, it’s just non-stop all the time! H x

  7. Helen Clark
    21st April 2016 / 4:29 pm

    It looks lovely there. I’m in Leeds and often go for a walk along the canal here when the weather is nice.

  8. 21st April 2016 / 5:45 pm

    I grew up living quite near to a canal this brings back memories of walks on an evening. x

  9. 21st April 2016 / 6:29 pm

    What a stunning and beautiful place. These are the kind of places me and my partner would love to visit for a walk.

  10. 21st April 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I love peaceful, quiet afternoons. Your pictures are so calming. That area is very pretty.

  11. 22nd April 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Sorry to hear you have been unwell hunny, if there is ever anything you need just let me know. I know what it is like to live with chronic illnesses especially when there is no way of treating them and you look ok to the visible eye.

  12. 22nd April 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I am in sore need of a lazy afternoon! I love the look of that winding path round the water – I’d love to go for a walk round there 🙂

  13. 23rd April 2016 / 11:20 am

    I hope you feel better soon, I have an invisible illness so I know how hard it can be. Your pictures look so beautiful and its nice that you can have a lovely relaxing afternoon like this, I wish I lived closer to somewhere like this xx

  14. 23rd April 2016 / 1:58 pm

    What a lovely looking area! We have canals near to us too, and I always enjoy walking along them. There are a couple of lovely pubs that cook great food, so it certainly is a great way to spend a day

  15. nicol
    23rd April 2016 / 8:16 pm

    my lazy afternoons tends to be on the sofa haha i need to start going on walks tbh

  16. 25th April 2016 / 11:17 am

    Nothing better than a lazy afternoon

  17. 30th July 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Love lazy afternoon. Especially one that is peaceful. xx

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