Spring has arrived since my last post in February and it feels especially good after such a wet winter. We’ve been making a conscious effort to go out somewhere as a family every Saturday. After viewing a house in Torrington, we decided to explore the Torrington Commons as we’d never really done that before.
We spent another Saturday with Colin’s parents, who live in a village above Peppercombe beach. The light was beautiful and I spent the afternoon snapping photos as the children roamed freely.
Last Saturday we drove out to Wistlandpound reservoir on Exmoor. When we go out, I often pack investigative tools such as a map, compass, binoculars, magnifying glass, pocket microscope, identification guide and walkie talkies.
We spent this morning at the allotment, digging over a new rhubarb bed. Tabitha played with worms and was delighted to find a group of ladybirds on an upturned chair. I’m looking forward to spending lots of time here over the next few months.
We’ve been busy indoors too. The Duplo was very popular for a couple of weeks and Minecraft has made its way back into our lives. Aaron’s enthusiasm for reading has really taken off since I bought a set of Biff Chip and Kipper books for him, and Tabitha has started to sound out CVC words with help. I’ve done loads of decluttering and the house, with the exception of our bedroom, is now back to normal. It makes such a difference not having bags and boxes of stuff everywhere!