Do you ever find that it’s often the unplanned, impromptu days, that lead to the best times?
Well at the weekend, we had one of those.
Now that my sister has moved back down from London, with her husband and kiddies, it’s so lovely to be able to meet up with our families whenever we like. The cousins all get on so well.
Last Sunday we met up at one of our favourite pubs, the Alice Lisle. There is a gorgeous outdoor garden area with a super children’s play area.
After the kids had a play, we went to a spot that my sister and I went to as a child.
It’s a beautiful stream that is perfect for paddling in.
When I was there, sitting on the bank, watching Harley playing with his cousin, I was transported back 30 odd years when I was there, in the stream splashing my sister, my mum and dad sitting on the bank watching us.
There were some stepping stones that Harley and Bailey were crossing and I remember doing exactly the same.
That definitely wasn’t there when I was young!
Daddy is the best taxi!
At the end of a very steep, long climb, is a rather rewarding seat.
A wonderful swing tied to a tree.
You know the afternoons that you will remember for a long time.
The afternoons that take you back to your own childhood.
The afternoons that you hope will shape your own children’s childhood, forever.