So it's official, we have a new house, but we are taking our time to move in as we have another 2 weeks we can stay at our present home. To say it has been stressful is an understatement, especially with so much else going on in our lives with our car seemingly to take forever to be fixed, Mr A settling into kindergarten as well as work commitments has meant that our outdoor adventures feel like our little moments of sanity during the day.
I don't know about you but being outside and connecting with natural and simple pleasures is such a great way to calm the mind, I wish everything was as simple and efficient as that in nature. I love the saying from wind in the willows - "The river is always changing yet always staying the same" - seasons come and go with so many changes yet everything does it's part at time it's meant too, wish life went to plan like that.
|We came across all these little snails huddling together on our adventure this week|
Whenever we go out, especially to a park, we love to explore every inch of it. Both Mr A and I are not overly concerned with the actually "play park" area but more about the little beastie we can find on the way, to us a perfect park would have space to fun, a forest area or wild meadow, perhaps a river so we can feed the ducks and a small simple play park - a place we explore for more than 5 minutes. This week we had fun in a lovely greenbelt area only a 10 min train ride from the Centre of Cardiff, it has some lovely bike trails, large oak trees and quite a few squirrels like the one we spotted below.
We did spent some time in there toddler park - which is perfect for Mr A's size and nothing was too big he couldn't tackle himself, but we were there for literally a few minutes when the sound of excavators could be heard and we had to rush off straight away to go and investigate.
We must have stood and watched the workmen and excavator for around half an hour. I love how fascinating building sites and big machines are for children and one builder, who was driving a mini roller came over and said hi, which really made Mr A's day.
We have joined up with Country Kids - a really great little linky if you love to spend time outdoors with our kids.