River – Thurs 28th Aug 2014

By | August 28, 2014

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We saw a lot of this today, the River Thames, thanks to a local charity and couple of boat crew.

It was a 2 hour meander up and down the river, past some absolutely amazing houses:

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And this boathouse shows just how high the river got in January, half way up!

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Which made me quite glad we could never afford a house in that location because the insurance (if you could get some) would be astronomical.

We went through locks:

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We passed the most amazing little wedding venue in the middle of an island:

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And we saw ducks, geese, swans, herons..lots of wildlife and some fab trees:

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The boat had two lovely skippers, who were very familiar with disabilities and SN children, the children were all free to roam about the boat, with parental supervision and a life jacket.

T loved being at the back, watching the water swell and feeling the wind in his hair.

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There was also a game to play too – Bird or Boat Bingo – completed sheets were rewarded with a book, written by the charity and featuring each boat that they have.

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Prior to our setting out, there was the obligatory ice cream looking out over the river and a chance to run about and make use of some tree trunk seats.

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It was a really nice way to spend a few hours, out in the open air, enjoying the river and its surroundings.

If you haven’t guessed, my word for this week is:

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The Reading Residence
Ojo's World

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26 Comments

xOjox on 28th August 2014 at 9:38 pm.

I do hope the children found that relaxing, they look quite calm xx

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Jeannette on 29th August 2014 at 6:02 am.

Thanks Jo, they took a while to relax and enjoy the experience, but once they did, it was fab 🙂

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Cate on 29th August 2014 at 5:49 am.

What a great word and lovely pics. That ice cream looks nice! Being out by water can be so relaxing, and I’m really glad you all enjoyed it. #wotw

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Jeannette on 29th August 2014 at 6:03 am.

Thanks, it was lovely, really nice way to spend an afternoon and it didn’t rain 🙂

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Mummy Tries on 29th August 2014 at 6:06 am.

How fab! What a lovely day out 🙂 #WotW

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:15 am.

It was lovely, thanks 🙂

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Sharon on 29th August 2014 at 7:43 am.

Wow what a great day! I would love that x #WotW

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:16 am.

It was fab, really good time 🙂

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Kim Carberry on 29th August 2014 at 10:34 am.

What a great word! Looks like you had a fantastic time! What a lovely day out x

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:17 am.

It was lovely, nice we got the chance to go 🙂

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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 29th August 2014 at 5:06 pm.

Looks like a lovely day and a great experience for he kids. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:17 am.

It was so nice, lots to see 🙂

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LakesSingleMum on 29th August 2014 at 8:27 pm.

sounds a perfect way to spend an afternoon

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:18 am.

It was great, lots of fresh air 🙂

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Clarina85 on 30th August 2014 at 7:50 am.

Looks like a wonderful day out! Always love a boat ride! #countrykids

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:18 am.

Thanks, it was fab 🙂

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Redpeffer on 30th August 2014 at 7:58 am.

What a lovely way to spend the day and they both look so grown up in that last picture! Glad you all enjoyed it, it’s a beautiful part of the world isn’t it x

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:19 am.

It definitely is lovely along the Thames and yes, they are growing up too fast 🙂

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pinkoddy on 30th August 2014 at 10:08 am.

Looks a great day out. We talked about the cost of the houses by the river in Bath – I hadn’t even considered the insurance costs.

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Jeannette on 30th August 2014 at 10:21 am.

Thanks, they were amazing houses, little boathouses and mooring bays, how the other half lives eh 🙂

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Helen on 30th August 2014 at 3:01 pm.

That looks a lovely way to explore the area #wotw

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Jeannette on 2nd September 2014 at 10:04 am.

It was fab, tons and tons of fresh air too 🙂

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Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 30th August 2014 at 8:57 pm.

What a fantastic way to travel and see the local area. It sounds like you had a lovely day. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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Jeannette on 2nd September 2014 at 10:04 am.

Thanks Fiona, it was great. Really nice experience 🙂

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Merlinda Little on 31st August 2014 at 9:32 am.

What an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing. I love those houses =) #wotw

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Jeannette on 2nd September 2014 at 10:05 am.

Thanks, the houses were just fab, I’m sure the occupants get fed up with people gawping though x

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