The past few days have been just awful weather wise, absolutely freezing, very windy, sleet , rain . you name it - just horrible. Last night the clocks went forward an hour and lo and behold today the weather has changed too. Glorious sunshine, blue skies just lovely from the get go.
The boys body clocks were all over the place so because we were up early we took Hub to work and then went for a short drive. I love early morning Sunday driving when there aren't any other cars on the road . I was told about a Bluebell wood not very far away so we went for a look , but although we saw leaves , there were no actual flowers yet - so that's marked in the ' where to go ' diary for a week or so's time..
Then we dropped in to see my parents before going to Sainsbury's for a few odds n sods before coming home for dinner.
G went down for his nap but he was having none of it, Milo and I were in stitches listening to the conversations he was having with his monkey George through the monitor. Eventually I just went and got him up.. There was no way we were staying in on such a gorgeous day so we jumped back in the car and went to the " crocus park ". All the crocus have just about gone now but in their place there are carpets of Celandines mixed with daffodils and more leaves of bluebells yet to come. ( If you enlarge the first pic you can see them )
Milo has never been to this park before and it was only my second time so we were over the moon to find a little playground .
G was haring around like a little maniac ( nothing new there ) shouting GUMP GUMP , he can't say J yet.
Whereas Milo was taking things a bit easier and being adventurous - for him anyway ..
My favourite local park is closing in August for between 12 and 18 months, slap bang in the middle of the school holidays, to do a few million pounds worth of renovations. Hopefully I'll get to see the baby woodpeckers and maybe see the kingfisher again before it closes. I only saw the kingfisher for the first time a few weeks ago and have been on the look out for it ever since. It's the first time I've seen one of these in the wild in the UK. as for the woodpeckers , I discovered their nest last year and was so pleased to see them back there the other day.
I don't know if I've mentioned it or not before but I'm a bit of a birdie . I love watching birds and pointing them out to the boys. Today I saw a treecreeper, which I haven't seen for a few years and I also had a first - I saw a nuthatch , now that , along with the sunny weather really made my day. It almost made up for the fact that this morning I had to unblock the toilet as ' someone ' decided to use half a toilet roll !! Not mentioning any names............
So although this park is about a 30 minute walk or a 10 minute drive away from where we live it's definately a contender to take over from my local one when it closes..
The boys definately had fun.................
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