Being Xmas week there is little doing in the park this week but the Mandarin duck has come back again looking as good as ever
Happy Xmas to all my readers remember the park is open Xmas day.
Winter has moved in this week and above the birds are standing on a frozen lake if you view it full screen you see the strange reflections of the birds up side down.
Later in the week the council had all the paths resurfaced with a new type of tarmac which looked a lot like snow LOL. You can see how big the flakes were coming down and there was just me in the park that day.
On Monday I did a Radio interview with Radio Stoke in the Queens park about the vandalism that has taken place lately. After the interview a walk around the park revealed the yobs had struck again this time the Gulf War memorial had bee attacked by the mind less yobs. A memorial for people who gave their live in service of their country and yobs just show no respect for the ultimate sacrifice.
The problem continue as you walk by Broadwalk Bridge to find all the cones have been thrown down under the bridge and even as far as the rock pool by the lake
On a lighter note the Pampas grass by the Diana memorial is still in full bloom
All the barriers have now been removed from the park so you are free to walk anywhere now. They have been replaced with signs telling you to take care. The fences were doing no good as they were anyway.
The big news is the vandals have struck again with a memorial seat being smashed to fire wood and the above smashed in the Coronation walk. Its been highlighted in the local paper and Radio Stoke are doing a broadcast on it as well. This is mostly due to the lack of wardens in the park and all the money spent will be wasted if they destroy everything thats been done.
A lot of the geese seem to have gone this week and now we have mostly gulls of all shapes and sizes like the Vega Gulls
A burst of colour in the park with I think the only Gorse bush in there near the monkey hut.