Saturday, 25 January 2014

Exploring

I consider myself to be pretty lucky tucked up in this corner of Northamptonshire to be blessed with wonderful countryside and plenty to do. Don't get me wrong, having grown up near the coast I couldn't have picked worse when I chose to settle in the middle of the country and I do yearn for the seaside, but as counties go, Northants is up there in my opinion.

Yet I still get stuck in a rut about places to go. And I forget them I am minutes from Cambridgeshire, Rutland AND Leicestershire, and they have a lot to offer too. 

So this morning we met up with one of my NCT friends for a morning walk at Foxton Locks. The sun was shining but there was still a sense of winter about... But a sense that winter was passing too. E was disappointed at the lack of ducks but enjoyed doing most of the walk hand in hand with her life long friend, another E, even if it took some time for them to figure out which combination of hands was most conducive to walking forward in a straight line. I love watching these friendships forming, and I love the sound of two little girls giggling with glee.

And frankly, after a week of eating my body weight in things I shouldn't, I needed the walk too. You wouldn't know, looking at the photographs that four hours later we'd be stuck in the middle of a hail storm. I think I got it wrong when I thought winter was passing. 

Not time to pack away the wellies just yet then. 








Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, and looks like a lovely adventure. We had that hail storm here - not great if you were outside!

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    1. We were just leaving soft play and trying to get the kids into the car.... Magic!!!

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  2. The weather has been so erratic lately but it looks like you timed your outdoor fun just right! It is lovely watching the little ones chat, play and connect with their friends with none of the social barriers that adults have. Thanks for linking up and sharing your photos with Country Kids.

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    1. Yes had we not got out then rain would firmly have stopped play. Roll on spring and pray I don't have a sodden maternity leave like I did in 2012!

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  3. Stunning photos - and it looks like you had a wonderful walk :) I am very similar when it comes to where we live! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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  4. Such gorgeous photos! The weather has been quite ridiculous lately - that hail just keeps taking us by surprise and we even had thunder and lightning the other day! Popping over from Magic Moments.

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    1. Yes we had the hail, thunder and lightning all at once, obviously just at the point we needed to get in the car. That stuff hurts!!!!

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  5. So nice to get out for a nice long walk sometimes and discovering things is even better - love the photos!

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  6. Some lovely photos. I love the dog's muzzle one, and yes, Sunday thoughts that Spring might be on its way rudely dashed! Dropping in from #magicmoments this week.

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    1. And there was me hoping I'd find some snowdrops this weekend.... I should be so lucky, it's still firmly winter. Hurumph!

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  7. You've got some great photos there!
    We got hit with that hail storm here in Notts too - although we were inside watching it through the windows. Hope you didn't get too cold. :)
    #MagicMoments.

    Morgan x

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    1. Thanks very much, and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Awww I honey i came from the midlands but i crave the seaside daily!! I am so glad you had a good trip xxx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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    1. I dream of the day I can move back - I hate that it's such a long way from here!!

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  9. Lovely photos- it was the dog on the #MagicMoments linky that made me click through and read!

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    1. Haha, she's not mine but she stood very still for a quick snap!

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