I’ve been unwell with gallstones/suspected gallbladder infection for most of this week. By this afternoon, I was beginning to feel the need for some physical exercise after five days of barely leaving the house. One thing that has been difficult to do on foot or by public transport is visit woodlands, so I did a quick search online and discovered some woods that I have never been to, despite living here for most of my life. I loaded the children into the car and managed to find the way there by myself without any problems, navigating some very narrow country lanes. I felt quite proud of myself when we arrived!
Once we got through the gate, Aaron said he was scared. As far as I can remember, we haven’t been to any proper woods since last summer, so it has been quite a while!
He said he didn’t like the noise of the wind in the trees, and I don’t think he liked the enclosed feeling as he kept asking how we were going to get out. With a bit of persuasion, I managed to keep him going by pointing out things to look at until he began to enjoy himself.
Tabitha was in her element with sticks and mud! We had a lovely circular walk, spotting various interesting things and acting out parts of “We’re going on a bear hunt”.
Now that we’ve discovered some accessible woodlands within easy driving distance, we’ll have to go back regularly. Unfortunately Aaron began throwing up just as we arrived home, so it looks like yet another sickness bug has hit. The children seem to have had loads this year after never having them previously!