Over the weekend we were treated to the warm rays of sun shine radiating our skin yet again as we took on yet another geocaching trip in the countryside. This time we were on the outskirts of Reading in Mapledurham to be a little more precise and walked about 3-4 miles.
The walk saw us following the border of a golf course. Every time we see one I'm reminded of my father who loves to play the game. Bird call could be heard from above and the old leaves that had been shed from the trees carpeted the ground and rustled as we moved through them.
Our eldest led the way through the fields and pointing to the golf course asked ‘what’s that?’ Yes the questioning has begun in our household which is lovely to see and I feel there’s a little word bank blossoming with new words that get stored away and come out again later to play. Of course not all words get stored properly I mean why say more than one syllable if one can suffice (banana being one such word that comes out as ban).
Because it’s been so warm recently I've tried to make sure that the girls are well and truly protected from the sun. But what do you do when your little ones refuse to wear their hats even if it has a ribbon that is supposed to help keep it on?! As you can tell from my post Brightwell-cum-Sotwell this is beginning to be quite a habit with the girls as they like to both throw away their hats only for Mummy or Daddy to retrace their footsteps and find them!
Anyway I digress as the walk itself was a lovely thing as we meandered through ploughed fields, passed bluebell wooded areas and even saw an old school house with a bell outside. Our eldest loves nothing better than to walk instead of being carried but with such little legs she tires more easily than we do and ends up being carried, then walking, then being carried again until we are exhausted and she falls asleep when we get back to the car.
Her sister on the other hand was so content that she fell asleep in the carrier on Daddy’s back and was met with admirers (golfers) who commented on how small she was and they couldn't believe the weather we were experiencing that day. My husband later commented that this type of weather is usually reserved for July.
Has the weather taken you by surprise recently?