An Ordinary Day- Wandering in the woods

Half way through half term already, don’t the weeks go fast!

Today we had a really quiet day and Cherry was a bit under the weather, as the day went on though the girls got a bit crazy in the house so I decided we’d head out for a walk.

They all wrapped up like we were in the depths of winter but it really wasn’t that cold, they were so keen to wear their new knitted hats from Granny.

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About half an hour in I realized it was a bit of a mistake as Cherry really wasn’t feeling her best and the others, sensing all my attention was on Cherry, started acting the mick. This resulted in Pepper getting a thorn and a splinter in the same finger which I had a nightmare removing in the fading light of the woods. All fun and games this Mum lark isn’t it?!

Jasper is now a competent walker, though he does fall a lot because he refuses to look where he is going. I thought this was a lovely moment between Pepper and Jasper, he had fallen and she was straightening his hat and helping him up.

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I often think if we didn’t stop for ‘rests’ on our walks we’d be home again in a fraction of the time, but what’s a 5 minute lie down in the grass when you have all the time in the world?

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I’ve included a series of snapshots featuring Jasper in this hat, just because.

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The field behind our house is full of interesting things, like that upturned table and this bit of a tree. The girls carried it home and left it near the front garden. What a way to live huh? Can you imagine, seeing a tree lying abandoned and thinking ‘You know what I’ll take that home with me’. Kids are a trip.

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I’ll leave you with this one of my little pals. How funny?

In this picture I think they look really similar in age.

They really are the best of friends and I’m glad, especially for Lola because she has always been a spare part where Cherry and Pepper are concerned.

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The rest of this week we don’t have too many plans but that’s how I like it.

Half term is meant for pottering and feeling at a loose end I think.

 

Nat Halfpenny

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