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29/08/2015

Skimming stones




As a family we are really working towards slowing down and savouring the simple things in life, it's always really apparent that the fresh air, connecting with nature and exploring our surrounds is the most stress free way to spend time as a family. Last week we decided to walk from the city side of Bute Park to Blackweir which goes through a lovely forested area as well as the chance to skim some stones along the river Taff, as well as watch some kayakers float by.





John is pretty good at skimming stones, much better than I am (I have to admit I have never truly mastered it) and he loves showing Mr A. We also spotted a school of minnows in the river. We spent a fair amount of time down by the river, without a care in the world or the need to rush off anywhere as we had brought a little picnic with us.






We decided to take a slightly different route back which follows a nature trail and rubbing stamps that you use a crayon to rub different animals onto paper, we did nearly all of them which is great fun for kids. We also came across a fitness trail which the boys loved showing their muscles off on. It was such a simple and easy way to spend a day outside with no toys just sticks and stones.





Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos. This looks like a good walk for when we next visit Bute Park! x

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    1. Thanks so much Claire, it really is a lovely walk, you should totally do it next time

      Laura x

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  2. This looks like such a lovely day out. We really need to get outdoors more as a family. With Spencer working full time we don't get out much, he always has stuff that he wants to do or sport that he wants to watch come the weekend!

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    1. Leanne I know it can be pretty hard sometimes even for us. I usually take the boys out each day on my own but we always try and make an effort on the days John is off

      Laura x

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  3. Yep it is definitely the simple things that make for a fabulous day out. I've never mastered skimming either! Mich x

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    1. Thanks Mich - I think skimming stones may be a man thing...I just don't have the wrist flick action needed

      Laura x

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  4. I didn't know about the stamp rubbing trail. Have never really explored Bute Park properly - did Race for Life there not long ago, and thought then that I really needed to take Elis down there!

    Lovely photos :-)

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  5. Awww so lovely there! Skimming is one of the fave activity of my son and his Dad. A nice simple bonding activity for them. =) #countrykids

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  6. I used to be ACE at skimming stones but I bet if I tried now, I'd be rubbish!! Sounds like the perfect day x

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  7. This is pretty much a perfect family day out. I've just drunk in your pictures. So gorgeous. The rubbing stamps sounds like a great extra bit of fun for kids as added motivation for the walk.

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! I need to learn to skim stones!
    #CountryKids

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  9. What a beautiful day you all spent together as a family, it looks so stress-free and peaceful. It looks like Bute Park is the perfect place for you and your family to go exploring and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's lovely to see the boys savouring having fun in the great outdoors without any toys, perfect Country Kids. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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