I’ve wanted to visit YSP for a long time but it being miles and miles away has always stopped me, plus you need willing sprats and good weather. Luckily for me the weather was perfect on our journey back from Edinburgh to London. The sprats were full of energy although I don’t think any of us appreciated how long the circular route would take… Still, we made it back with rosy cheeks, lungs full of happy air and some of us enriched by the experience. However, don’t ask Violet to critique art anytime soon. David Nash’s 71 Steps received a sarcastic “is THIS art?” and Cyrus wasn’t impressed by some of Moore’s work. However, we all adored the Deer Shelter, I could have stayed in it all day and night waiting for the rain and the stars – I think we all felt this was how art should make you feel. The other highlights of the afternoon were the Andy Goldsworthy installations and Winter . I’ve long been a fan of Andy and remember getting up at dawn many years back to find the snowballs he’d placed across London on Midsummer. By the time we’d reached the Winter exhibit the light was amazing. The children were feral but I think their running up and down the stairs added to the experience, apologies to the other couple there trying to enjoy the afternoon… In short, if you’ve not been go. I will be finding an excuse to head north again just to do the park again.