Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spooky Going Ons.
When you go down to the woods today be sure of a big surprise!
 For hidden in this beautiful place
There are these...
spooks hidden in the trees!

On Tuesday we went on a Halloween trail at a local country park.
And you know what,it was not as easy as peasy!
In fact clue number three had us foxed completely
and we had to go back to find it!

It was good fun though and the park was full of children holding trails,
collecting clues so that they could get a nice bit of spooky chocolate
as their prize!
There were nine clues in all and they led us all around the park,
which was quite a walk.

One of my favourite spooks was this one;

A long pointed nose and tall pointed hat,
I fly on my broomstick with my little black cat.
I cast my spells over boil and bubble,
Ready to cause a whole lot of trouble!
I was a bit upset as my camera battery ran out as soon as we entered the park
but luckily I had a tiny bit of space left on my trusty phone. I need never ending
photo space and a never ending battery too and I bet I'm not the only person
who thinks that!

After we had finished the trail and some lucky person had eaten all
their hard won chocolate we went to feed the ducks.
I would like to say this was peaceful but the poor old ducks were so
under attack from the gulls it was horrible to watch.
The gulls around the park are really vicious, poor little ducks.
The poor ducks hiding from the gulls.
It was a nice afternoons walk.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Half Term Up To Yet.

I love half term.
Time to breathe.
Time to be with family.
A chance to slow down,slightly.

And,time to explore.

We are only on Monday so the exploring hasn't been too in depth 
but we have managed some walks,
one by the river and the other in the woods.
In the woods the leaves were changing colour.
We have not been to these woods for ages.
But the memories were still there.
In abundance.
With everyone having their own little snippet 
of what these woods meant to them.
We walked quite a long way.
Up through tons and tons of sand,
until we came to the top of the woods,
which was a prefect place to play with sticks,
as all small boys like to do.
 It was a refreshing walk,
through a wood full of memories, nice.

Today we went to the water.
A big river.
which sparkled in the bits of autumn sun that
 occasionally peeped through the grey cloudy sky.

Down at the river side were lots of stones 
so we played a game of throwing stones in the water
and seeing who could throw the furthest 
and what stone made the biggest or strangest splash.
Time old games that never seem to go out of fashion.
Up on top of the riverbank were lots of cows.
Lovely gentle placid cows.
We spent ages watching them chew grass.
They were very sweet.
Even when they pooed.
Which they did, a lot.
Much to my sons delight! 
Two nice trips out.
I'm thankful that the weather is dry
and that we are all well enough to enjoy our week off.