Tuesday, 31 March 2015

March in the woods

1. A truly wonderful day! Believe it or not, we left Oxleas Meadow at… 5pm and that should tell you how much fun we all had. :-) Sticks were dipped in the water, wellies got very wet and muddy and one face was painted with mud. A footbridge was carefully used to cross the stream. Playing shop was spotted on one very special fallen tree, can you find it among the photos? When you look around, you can clearly see that the woods are waking up, with lots of tiny buds and shoots. 

2. Can you believe that it was so sunny in the woods yesterday that one of the mums got a bit sunburnt? The walk was very slow as there was a lot of climbing, balancing and exploring on the way. Child-chosen activities included working out that a root is part of the tree, stick-fighting just for fun and discovering new paths. Some of us were looking for owls everywhere but all we found were noisy parakeets. There was a big splash when a child fell off the footbridge into a deep muddy puddle. When they became a little tired, children sat down by the tree to have a rest. Two little ones were spotted holding hands while walking back home. Again, it was very hard to leave the woods.

Fun in Beckenham

This month we visited an amazing adventure playground and a great park in Beckenham. We met some fantastic people there!

We shared some food and did green art as it happened to be St Patrick's Day that day. 

There were cute rabbits to look at. We may have got into their house...

Then we moved on to the nearby park and spent a couple of hours outside the cafe. We also got a golf lesson.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Catching up with Charlotte

Charlotte and I used to meet up regularly when we were babies. Then we split our ways as she went to nursery.
But I'm glad to say that we manage to see each other every now and then. We definitely remember each other!

Last week we caught up in Hall Place Gardens not far from home. We saw some barn owls there and had a good time in the gardens.

In particular, we spent a good few minutes on one wooden bench. See you soon, Charlotte!

Uncle Emil's flying visit

The day we came back from Fuerteventura uncle Emil paid us a flying visit.
It was good to see him, play a little and share our news.
We had only a tiny bit of time but we managed to go for a walk in Oxleas Wood.
An island holiday was super lovely but it was great getting home, knowing the woods are waiting for us. 
And we finally got some great photos showing our whole family thanks to uncle. :-)

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Holidays in Fuerteventura

At the beginning of this month we went on a holiday to Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands.

I had a chance to play with lots and lots of sand on a few hot beaches during our stay there.

I enjoyed a few beach games, of course.
One day we visited a lagoon and walked in shallow water for hours on end or at least it felt like it. After the hard work, I took a nap on a beach blanket.

We saw many chipmunks in Fuerteventura. They move really fast!

We drove for an hour and a half on really bumpy roads to get to Cofete which must be the most beautiful beach around. There was hardly anyone there, just a handful of tourists and no locals. And the truly magnificent mountains of Jandia behind us.

We absolutely loved Canarian wrinkly potatoes with mojo sauce. I mean mummy loved the potatoes and the sauce and I just loved the potatoes.
I'll finish this post with a photo of my very happy parents in Cofete. :-)