Not-so-still waters running deep #CountryKids

By | January 9, 2014

D’s off school today after a bad night so we took advantage of the fact that it wasn’t raining or gusty winds for a walk around the lake.

There used to be two lakes in this area and our house is part of a mass-build on one site, after it had been filled in. The roads are all named after birds/nature-related aspects, which is a nice reminder and there’s still plenty of woodland around to explore. Mind you, we have our own little mini-pond in the back garden atm…everywhere does get a bit marsh-y after heavy rain.

So, T dropped off at school, off we set.

D has her own little names for landmarks as we go around and this is “The Wooden Mushroom Statue”:


The lake didn’t look as full as I imagined it might be, much to the relief of the houses nearby. There is a very stinky (and no doubt effective) drain filter system around the back of it.


We saw twisty tree roots:


And lots of trees, I love looking at the sky through tree branches:

We saw a swan negotiating the choppy waters and occasionally dipping his head below, which amused D no end:


Is it a monster or just some branches that have fallen in the water?

There has been some wind damage, but the council have chopped and left branches and trees. I guess to let them go back to nature. D was fascinated by the roots and the holes this tree had left. I think this will be one of her landmarks as we go around now.


We reached the other side and we greeted by resounding honks from another swan, maybe miffed that we hadn’t brought any bread, it certainly made D laugh.



Linking in with the lovely Fiona at Coombe Mill for Country Kids.


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Redpeffer on 11th January 2014 at 7:50 am.

What a lovely way to get some fresh air and clear the head. I too love trees, and those roots are amazing 🙂


Jeannette on 12th January 2014 at 3:06 pm.

Thanks, I did think of you when I took the roots pic, I knew you’d like it 🙂


Jocelyn (@ihavecards) on 11th January 2014 at 8:22 am.

I do like the wooden mushroom statue – it does look like that! Lovely outing to get a little fresh air. #CountryKids


Jeannette on 12th January 2014 at 3:06 pm.

Thanks, it was a nice walk without any wind and rain for a change 🙂


Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 11th January 2014 at 11:08 am.

Lots of interesting things to see and particularly after all the erratic weather we have been having. Mother Nature is wonderful and never ceases to enthrall, I hope that cheered D up and she had a better night. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.


Jeannette on 12th January 2014 at 3:05 pm.

Thanks Fiona, yes D’s much better now, a walk/buggy ride in the fresh air always blows any cobwebs away 🙂


sabrina montagnoli on 12th January 2014 at 11:22 pm.

Looks like there was lots to see on your walk. Glad you could take advantage of some fresh air and hope you have a better night.


Jeannette on 18th January 2014 at 2:34 pm.

Thanks, it’s always good to get in the fresh air isn’t it 🙂 a much better night followed 🙂


Mummyconstant on 13th January 2014 at 3:56 pm.

Great photos, looks like a nice walk! The roots on that tree are spectacular! 🙂


Jeannette on 18th January 2014 at 2:34 pm.

Thanks, we’re so lucky to have it all close by 🙂


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