However, being in the Garden of England, I really enjoyed the bountiful fruits and vegetables we came across – the blackberries, apples, fields of corn as well as sharing the fields with cattle (although, a bull or two made us a bit nervous!).
Living in a city, much of what I buy is at the supermarket. However, I enjoyed the few apples and berries we got along the walks – and the taste of them was infinitely better than the store bought.
The walks I did had many historical buildings along the way – both stately homes and castles as well as historic churches. Being October, the churches were celebrating harvest festival and they were filled with some of the local produce. While the UK doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving as Canada and US do, harvest festival is the closest thing to it.
It is also apt that Canadian Thanksgiving is the 14th October, so I felt that I was celebrating in a way while walking in Kent with my friends and enjoying an apple or two and the blackberries on offer. The beautiful scenery added to the atmosphere. It reminded me to not take for granted what we have and what nature has to offer.