Posts Tagged “Country Kids”

Quackers amongst the hustle and bustle

By | December 7, 2013

Sometimes it seems like everything is just too busy to appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings. Yesterday could have been one of those days. D’s cold all week, combined with the loss of Bunny (her comforter) made for a stressful hospital visit yesterday. She was poked, prodded, injected and blood taken so it was […]

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The Mole In The Hole #CountryKids

By | December 1, 2013

Our journeys around and about this week have been accentuated by these: Mole hills, lots and lots of them. They’ve appeared overnight in most places so there must be a very busy mole or moles (as they’re widespread) burrowing around, coming up for a quick check where they are and disappearing again. It’s prompted quite […]

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The calm before the storm #CountryKids

By | October 26, 2013

There’s a monster of a storm on the way apparently, hitting most of us in the UK overnight Sunday and first thing Monday. This knowledge has been causing T some worries, he’s seen the numerous newspaper headlines saying "90 mph storms to batter Britain" and he’s concerned because we live near the woods and also […]

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A strike meant a picnic! Thurs 17th Oct 2013

By | October 17, 2013

It was a mixed atmosphere this morning, knowing that T was going to school (as his school was open) and D’s was shut, due to the strikes. T was happy though, he was going Snow Tubing as part of his non-residential week. D wanted a picnic – yes in October -and was very precise about […]

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Conkers ahoy! Sun 6th Oct 2013

By | October 6, 2013

I think if D had to pick one time of year, it would be Autumn. She loves pointing out the different shades of the leaves in the trees as we go up and down roads on the school run. She’s also VERY partial to collecting leaves, pine cones, acorns and conkers. We left the menfolk […]

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Dive-bombing Butterfly! Sun 11th Aug 2013

By | August 11, 2013

It’s been a good day – not without its moments – but overall, good. We decided that, after the dreaded food shopping, we’d go and try out D’s new kite. A butterfly one, very appropriately. T has a bat one as there’s not a great deal of choice for boys, it seems to be Thomas […]

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Butterflies and Blueberries “How Does Your Garden Grow?”

By | August 4, 2013

We’ve had the first blueberries from one of the bushes this week, they were quite sharp – as blueberries are – but tasty. We should – birds permitting – get 12 berries this year, up from 2 (!) last year, which was it’s first year. Hopefully now that it’s established we’ll be in line for […]

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D in the “squashed grass area” #CountryKids

By | June 16, 2013

The weather hasn’t been brilliant this week but we’ve still got plenty of fresh (windy) air on the school runs. I’m linking up with Fiona at Coombe Mill with a picture from last Saturday’s post: We’d gone to watch T playing in a football match, it was way too noisy and busy for D, so […]

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Let’s Go Fly A Kite! Sat 1st June 2013

By | June 1, 2013

A very emotional D woke up this morning, she’d spent the majority of last week feeling upset because she was missing the routine of school and now, with the return to school on Monday, she was getting anxious about that. Ever since D has been in the Joseph production at school, she’s sung a particular […]

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