Daily Archives: November 24, 2010


I love taking a toddler for a walk.  It really opens your eyes to the things we take for granted.  Everything for them is so fresh and new.

In Springtime as the ground slowly wakens and comes to life.  Watching for the first snowdrops and crocuses to appear.  Stopping with deep concentration to listen to and follow the flight of a bird from tree to tree.

In Summer, picking wild flowers and making daisy chains.  Feeding ducks from the edge of a pond or riverbank.  Blowing bubbles and trying to catch them.  Gathering shells on a beach or paddling and splashing at the waters edge.  Searching for ladybirds and bugs.

The rustle of crisp dry leaves as they dance along the ground to the song of a light autumn breeze, or the crunch of a footfall on a carpet of dry leaves as you walk along a tree lined Avenue in early autumn.  Collecting conkers  and stringing them.

Watching a tiny hand stretching out to catch a snowflake, or eyes dancing with delight at the sight of fairy lights at Christmas.