My daughter and I took Miss E, Master R and Miss M for a lovely walk with their cousins big bro and little bro – 5 grandchildren all together – happy Granny!
Ages ranging from 2 to 7 – precious! They all took little containers out with them to collect things to make a picture when we got back, and were delighted to find Oak Apple Galls. We never did get to make the picture as other things took over, but it was a fun focus for a while.
Grannyism: How to recognise an oak tree …….
An oak tree has a bark like an elephant’s skin and is all knees and elbows, accompanied with a demo of knees and elbows all bendy and and sticking out.
and we even flushed a couple of deer out of the bushes and watched them bound away bouncing over the maize stubble.
which the boys pulled up for a sword fight, whilst Miss E helped big bro’s little bro look for interesting things
and found some amazing fungi
just sitting there on the bare earth (Edit 30.Dec.14: just discovered that it is Orange Peel fungus and apparently edible although not tasty – I won’t be trying it – it is still there, saw it again yesterday)
and masses of enormous mole hills, great for stamping on
all in a row following the lines of stubble
onto a track, then
a race to the top
when 2 year olds needed a ride
before turning for home
looking for Granny’s house in the distance
and home for hot chocolate – glorious!