The last few weekends we have been getting out and about enjoying the autumn colours and everything that the new season brings. Jumping on our bikes at the weekend and cycling through the woods instills a real sense of peace after a hectic week. The simple things in life are often the things that stay with you into adulthood and I certainly have happy memories of riding out on our bikes and being ‘free’. The two latest crazes in our house are…. wait for it….. stone skimming and playing conkers! Timeless fun that I still enjoy as much as an adult as I did when I was a child. I have to admit Thomas is better at skimming than me which is slightly embarrassing!
Tree climbing continues to be Lily’s favourite thing to do and I sometimes wonder if she was a monkey in a former life!
We have also been busy collecting sweet chestnuts and have devised various ways of opening them without getting seriously prickled! Thomas’ method of choice is to ‘whack them with a big stick’…..
Anyway, here are a few photos of a recent day out in the woods. I hope you have been able to get out and about to enjoy some simple pleasures too.