Meandering Around Mapledurham

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.

Meandering Around Mapledurham


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.  

Meandering Around Mapledurham


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).

Meandering Around Mapledurham


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!

Meandering Around Mapledurham


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.

Meandering Around Mapledurham


 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? 





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  1. Oh we are loving the weather at the moment, it has been so gorgeous! We've never been geocaching, something we really need to try as we love being outdoors as a family. Lovely photos! Thanks so much for linking up to #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky xx

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  2. We are having a few outstanding days of weather here too! Everybody outside! Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging!

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  3. We've had the odd day of truly stupendous weather. Saturday was one such day, it could have been July all right. Slings are so convenient with the little ones, aren't they? I fondly remember my babywearing days! Now all four walk under their own steam, even if the youngest still needs Daddy's shoulders every so often.
    #mg

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  4. We've been having nothing but chilly rain and cloudy gloom, so I'm just living vicariously through images of sunshine and warmth. Hurry up, spring!! :'(

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  5. The weather has ben lovely, not sure I could walk so many miles in it though, especially not while carrying a little one! #globalblogging

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  6. The weather has been glorious at the moment! Good to see that everyone is enjoying it :)

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  7. That looks like such a lovely day out. I love being out and about in the countryside. I used to live in Finchampstead which is not far from there. Not all that exciting for you, but I now live in Perth, Australia and no one has ever heard of Berkshire! Thanks for joining us at #GlobalBlogging.

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  8. It is so lovely to get out in the sunshine. Mine were always terrible with hats too and my oldest is a red head so burns easily. We always have to put block on his ears because they always burn. I love your second shot - what a beautiful path to walk. Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸

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  9. The weather's been gorgeous, hasn't it? And this walk looks beautiful. Thanks so much for linking this up to #DreamTeam.

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  10. Thank goodness the sun has peaked through and the warmth has arrived. It literally went from 31 degrees one day to 85 degrees the next. Worrisome? Yes. Enjoyable , oh yes! Lovely! #pointshoot

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  11. Looks like a lovely day #theplaceswewillgo

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  12. Geocaching is such a great family friendly outdoor activity. I love that your eldest led the way too, we always encourage our eldest to do the same. Lovely photos and it looks like a lovely walk. Thanks for joining us. I hope you can again. #adventurecalling

    David

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  13. Yes it has! It has been amazing, lets hope it continues;) You sound like you thoroughly made the most of the sunshine. Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes

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  14. Looks great and what a lovely place name too x #placeswewillgo

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  15. I love the way you described the call of the birds and the fallen leaves, sounds like perfection to me. Such a beautiful post, made me smile xx #mg

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  16. What a beautiful walk you all managed, it's amazing how much ground you can cover without realising it some days isn't it? I hope you found all the geocaches you were looking for, I know they can be difficult to discover. I've been loving the sunshine recently and I look forward to reading more adventures where you've all made the most of the sunshine!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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  17. What a lovely walk....
    The weather has been pretty rubbish here during the week but today it is lovely and warm. Hooray! I hope the sunshine sticks around. #CountryKids

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  18. The weather has been lovely recently, I'm glad you could make the most of it. Your walks sound a lot like ours, with constant toddler questions and hat throwing! I'm sure we'll look back and laugh! Thank you for linking up to #adventurecalling

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  19. I am loving the weather is getting warmer and the blooming of the trees and flowers! #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

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  20. We have had a real mixed bag of weather. One day hot & sunny , the next cold & rainy, Can mother nature not make her mind up ?
    #PostsFromTheHeart

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  21. Congratulations this was my favourite post this week from #mg

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  22. Looks like a lovely day out. That schoolhouse is fab! We've had a few very warm days but also some very chilly ones recently. #countrykids

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  23. The weather has been so nice, it just makes going out for walks even nicer! Roll on the summer!

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  24. Looks like a beautiful place for a walk and a geocache hunt. We have had some lovely weather and sounds like you made the most of it. Keeping hats on can be quite a challenge! My two have got a little better at it as they've got older, thankfully! #countrykids

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  25. Oh yes and I wish it would stay but it's been a bit colder where we are. Totally lulled into a false sense of security. Love that she's started asking questions ... Monkey never stops! #CountryKids

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  26. What I love about geocaching, you can go to endless beautiful places to find lovely tresures #countrykids

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  27. Sounds like a fun day. We've not tried geocaching and I keep thinking we ought to. The weather has been fab here again today! Long may it last. Mich x #Coutrykids

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