This week, I’m linking up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids (thanks for having me, Fiona!). Country Kids is all about having fun outdoors and spending time together as a family. It being Spring and all, we went to the Ashridge Estate for a picnic and to look at some bluebells. We’re just like an Enid Blyton family…..We’re very fortunate to have so many fantastic places on our doorstep and have been making an effort to visit them recently. Now that the children are older, it’s nice to take them exploring and it’s good to visit new places rather than going to the same old spots. Beloved was up for the bluebell idea the moment I mentioned going to M&S for posh picnic food (£36….kinda didn’t mention that bit). It took us a couple of hours to reach the bluebells, thanks to the kids stopping to look at snails, climbing on trees/tree trunks/anything tree related, Little Dude directing us with his pedometer and the scooter that he’d insisted on bringing (I’d said no but was overruled)…We were convinced we’d walked for miles but it was probably only half a mile! When we finally reached the spot where the bluebells were, Beloved said “Er, so what do we do now?” “Um, look at bluebells?”. So we did.
“Hey babe, just ignore the kids and let me take a photograph, OK?” Some excellent parenting there…Woodland picnicking Scanning bluebells with his pedometer. Computer says they’re blue flowers what are really a bit purple. Good to know.