Bluebell Woods

Every day when we walk through the village spotting the bluebells Milla says to me: “And maybe Mama, we could go to the bluebell woods?” but for one reason or another there is always something else we are supposed to be doing.

We seem to be busy all of the time these days. So busy that when we want to arrange time with friends we have to book weeks in advance rather then on the spur of the moment. It irks me that we don’t seem to have much down time and it irks me more that this has led to friends feeling cross. So this week we have not made many plans beyond our usual round of play group, dancing and swimming. We will enjoy some quiet time as a family and prepare for Milla’s birthday party on Friday. Let’s hope we can add a couple more trips to the woods.

We spent the afternoon exploring one of my favourite local woods. These are woods I played in as a child and I am so happy to see my own children enjoy them. There seemed to be some kind of fantasy role play event on and the shouts and screams of strange green-faced youths punctuated the woodland sounds.

The woods were teaming with bees, let’s hope this is a positive sign of an increase in population.

Monty has found his feet and is intrigued by the natural world around him. If he could spend all day every day making marks on the ground with a stick then he most probably would.

We found quite a few bluebells which had been picked. I don’t know if it somehow worse to pick and then discard than to pick and keep but it was certainly sad to see so many lying around. It made me feel mad that people would be so disrespectful but not half as mad as this…

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11 Comments

  • Reply Abby May 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Oh, oh, oh. I was just going to comment to tell you how lovely the picture of your daughter with the bluebells was, but the last picture steals the show!

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  • Reply Hayley May 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    … that didnt make me smile … honest….

    Love that picture of your daughter and the bluebells! Lovely :D

  • Reply Kitschy Coo May 17, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Oh yuck. You look very stoic about it, my face would have been all red and furious. The pictures are lovely though!

  • Reply Claire May 17, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha …. I mean, oh no!

  • Reply Becky May 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    wish I hadn’t been eating vanilla yoghurt whilst reading that post!!
    fab photos of the kids & the woods…

  • Reply Karen - Allaboutheboys May 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Fab pictures, I adore bluebells and the children look lovely. Not so sure about your makeup though ! x

  • Reply mandy May 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    HA that is so funny, sorry ! Isn’t it meant to be good luck though x

  • Reply Lou May 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Brilliant pictures. You’re a real talent.

  • Reply Piper+Lily May 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Ah,but getting pooed on by a bird is great luck – apparently! xx

  • Reply Kat May 31, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you all, I only pretended to be mad for dramatic effect – it was quite funny really! Let’s hope it is good luck.

    @ Lou – thank you very much, you are too kind x

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