We have all been full of colds in the house this past week, and Mr D was particularly under the weather yesterday. I had planned to head to the local village to drop some things in to the charity shops and to play in the park, but Miss E went for a long nap (that I had to wake her from) and Mr D didn’t want to do much more than cuddle on the sofa whilst enjoying a bit of TV and reading some stories.
The day felt a bit wasted so I was keen to make the most of today. Mr D and I started the day by making a red pepper and tomato quiche and then the four of us headed out for a walk.
We had planned to head along the canal but came across a footpath that we haven’t walked along before. We soon found ourselves near some woodland so went for a walk along there. We hadn’t known the woodland was there (it’s at the back of a housing estate we don’t ever have cause to go through) but we had a lovely walk through and ended up over looking a fabulous view of the city. We pointed out Scout Moor to Mr D (close to where his Nana and Grandad live) and mentioned some other landmarks too. I think we will head back there to watch the fireworks in a few weeks time.
Whilst out on our walk I had printed the children an autumn hunt checklist. Mr D had a bag with him and we gathered some leaves, acorns, two pinecones and a conker. We didn’t spot any horse chestnut cases but we did manage to spot some berries and squirrels. I’ll be using the checklist again next time we head out for a walk as both the children enjoyed looking for the bits and pieces and it was a nice tie in to our weather (and seasons) learning that we have been doing.
Mr D really enjoyed the walk, as did we. It was nice to get out and explore our immediate area much more than we usually do. Mr D (and Miss E) were very excited to show Grandma and Grandad their collection of autumn treasures.