Wow what a bumper week of outdoor activities we have had. We went for a lovely walk on the common near the house and then had a family adeventure at Caerphilly Castle. We also spent a lot of time outside in the garden, eating our food outside one night and enjoyed playing in the big sandpit at the local park. The hightlight of the week though was watching the rasising of the maypole at St Fagans, with lots of traditional dancing and music it was a great way to welcome summer into our lives and heart. The group doing the dancing were all dressed in the traditional Welsh dress and the fiddle and accordion player were amazing.
At the end they got all the children to come up and dance and Mr A and I joined in, although he didn't get many of the moves down he loved swirling around the Maypole and we laughed a lot. After it finished we had a little picnic down by the farm and saw the baby calves, lambs and pigs and Mr A made me dance around all the little trees in the field.
|Mr A is very big into climbing at the moment.|
|Mr A resting with bunny before wanting to do more dancing around the tree.|
Mr A loved to pretend he is a knight, he has a little wooden sword he carries around with him, chasing after John and I. Luckily in South Wales we have a lot of lovely and magical Castles to choose from on this past week we spent some time at Caerphilly Castle which is actually undergoing some improvements, I just hope it doesn't lose it's charm as it's a great rambling ruin with a moat around it.
We also enjoyed some time closer to home and walked down part of the Taff trail to our local park with a huge sandpit and climbing frame. I love to do this walk on a sunny day as we came across a hairy little caterpillar on our travels and beautiful flowers. We tend to go for country walks rather than go to the park but Mr A is very much into climbing at the moment and loves having a go on the climbing frame.
|Very hairy caterpillar|
Every week we join up with the lovely family at Coombe Mill and the Country Kids link -if you love the outdoors and your children enjoy a natural childhood why not join up.