Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A nice canal side walk








On Sunday I took the kids the short walk to my parents house. This journey takes us on a very lovely scenic walk from our estate along the canal right to my parents house. Usually when we do this walk I rush JR along to get from ours quickly. Sunday was very different I put JR in his wellies and we had a very nice steady walk stopping to smell the various flowers, look at the trees and look for insects. On the way along the canal we walked past 3 anglers both JR and TP were very interested in what they were doing and we stood watching for 5 minutes waiting for a fish ( it never came). TP was also interested in all the barges moored up along the canal side. We came upon a gable of Canadian geese JR stopped and was very interested in them and wanted to stoke them I had to explain that you can't stroke wild animals and he was okay will that, as long as he could puddle jump when we saw some puddles. I blame peppa pig for this desire but I can understand how it can be fun for the kids. He really enjoyed jumping in the puddles and I really enjoyed watching him. Just before we turned off the canal path JR wanted his photo taken with the place sign and also decided to throw a stick in the canal to see if it floated. I am so glad that I decided to make this walk a steady one and I'm going to try to make canal walks a regular thing after seeing how much joy it brought to JR, and TP. Hopefully as she gets bigger LA will learn to love them too.

















12 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely post! I have to say i am the queen of rush and there must be so many magical moments i have missed in my hast!

    I have your back where Peppa is concerned as i know your correct with it being Peppas fault every time its on and there is puddle jumping i groan!

    thanks for linking up with #magicmoments x

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that about peppa pig, I thought I was just being a grumpy mummy lol

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  2. What a great adventure this sounds like - the photos are really lovely and show what a great time the boys had :) x

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    1. We do have some great adventures I feel very lucky to live by such a lovely area of conservation

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  3. Looks like you had a fabulous time. It's so easy not to take your time and appreciate the small things.

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    1. It really isn't easy to stop and take in the beauty and I'm ashamed to say I haven't really done it much since because the area is not easy to get the pushchair around when it's wet

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    1. Thank you they were all taken on my iPhone

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  5. What an adventure,I love Canals! Bumble Hole is ringing a bell,I think perhaps we may have been there on our Barge when we were kids. Lovely photo's

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    1. It's near to Birmingham along the Dudley number 2 canal

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  6. What fabulous pictures and the canal looks brilliant. My girls are muddy puddle jumpers too!

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  7. I think it was warmer in February too!

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