Sunday, 30 June 2013

A beach kind of a day.

On our last day the weather was warm enough to head to the beach. We chose the town beach for a change as it's less of a walk for my mum and makes it easier to haul our stuff around. Plus there was the bonus of ice creams and chips. Isaac says he prefers the other beach though so next time we'll make the effort to go to the one at Old Hunstanton. 

Sensory Garden

Matthew has been away again so we've been to my mum's again. There was a wicked cold wind for the first few day so it was a bit of a challenge to find places to go and play especially as one of our favoured playgrounds was closed for building work. We stopped off for a short play at the sensory garden in the middle of Hustanton. There used to be a big pond and it was always full of ducks so we grabbed the bits of bread that littered the car and went wandering. As it happened there were ducks heading our way too. 

Then a run down the lumpy bumpy field.

To find that the pond was no more. The kids still had fun with the water feature though.

And then some tree climbing.

The standing stones all have the names of the plants on them.

And then more running up and down the lumpy bumps.

A small patch of flowers was covered in bees.

And it was a lovely time.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A birthday and a river.

I was 40 at the weekend. I celebrated. I have no worries about being in my 40s. I like it that the party finished at 8.30pm though.

Matthew is away again so I have to persuade the kids to come out with the dog. The lure of mud was enough today.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A foraging we will go.

I know a few people who are keen foragers and we met up in local woods (Worton Woods) for a walk, forage and picnic on Monday. The weather was lovely and we had a very happy 3 hours there. I think all of us got nettled at some point but there was an abundance of dock leaves so all was well. 

As we were leaving to go to the woods Isaac found a box and put it on his head. It was a great fit and so holes were added and he was a robot knight. He wore it in the car all the way to the woods and started the walk in it. Inevitably I ended up carrying it eventually but he made a pretty good effort considering how little he must have been able to see. 

I was with people far more prepared than me and we had a Kelly Kettle and a stove for making food and nettle tea. Isaac loves fire. It was the BEST part of the day for him.

Making nettle pesto.

Fried corn bread and laver bread with wild herbs in yogurt.

A very big stick.

Nettle tea.

I was very pleased to see how well the kids all pitched in to help and look after the littlest ones. Isaac is not the most adventurous of eaters but was willing to give the tea and the pesto a try. 

The woods were a great find, we'd not been before but we will go again. And they're great bear territory so I'm sure he'll get a romp there soon.