This slightly battered postcard is of the Chinese Gardens, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. I’m afraid I don’t know much about this place, expect that it was near where my great-grandfather lived in Hurstpierpoint and that the gardens have long since gone.
Apart from the fact that it is a delightful picture, probably a group of Victorian day-trippers enjoying a leisurely trip in a boat. Now I come to think about it, the boat looks rather crowded and there doesn’t appear to any visible means of propulsion, so perhaps they have been cast adrift from a sinking ship.
No, the real reason I chose this postcard is because it makes me feel incredibly optimistic about future. The weather here is starting to feel like spring is in full swing, just the sort of weather for messing about in boats, or more importantly for me, suitable for doing some serious walking again.