Weeds or wild flowers? Well, it all depends on your viewpoint but we all had a fabulous afternoon out discovering the wild blooms today. It all started off with a load of dandelions that had gone to seed next to the pavement.
The kids had great fun doing loads of dandelion clocks. Sophie looked at the daisies and, a bit further along the road, wondered out loud how to make a daisy chain. I explained the basic theory but we couldn't find any more daisies along the way for me to show her.
We visited a new park and decided to get off the beaten track, following lesser known paths. Hmm I wonder where this Trip Trap Bridge goes ...
Pierre wanted to check there were no nasty old trolls living under the bridge so we had a stop in the middle to play Pooh Sticks and throw pebbles at a half submerged tree trunk !
Wow ! Just around the corner was a huge meadow filled with so many daisies, it looked like it had been snowing !
Pierre got so excited he wanted to roll around in them for a bit !
The girls legged it across to the far bank and sat waving until we caught up with them !
It was the perfect bank for some rolypolies !
Cue much giggling when they landed in a heap at the bottom with their heads spinning !
Oops, just as well it was my idea !
Chilling in the daisy meadow!
Time for a daisychain-making lesson - I couldn't actually believe they'd never made daisy chains before! One of my own childhood's simple pleasures - they were very impressed !
I usually tell them it's a waste picking daisies but there were so many in this meadow that I thought a few wouldn't make any difference !
Happy hippy chick !
The kids have already asked if we can go back to Daisy Meadow (as it's now been named) to have a picnic in the holidays - sounds good to me !
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