We had a lovely wonder around the gardens and through the woodland walk which isn’t buggy friendly but that is my personal view.
Whilst there we had a Ice cream in the coffee shop and a wander around the big lake as Bear call’s it. (more like a huge pond!)
Whilst we were walking over the bridge, you cant access the other side as its closed off. I heard somebody sounded like a Male voice ask how I was in a old fashioned way. I called out Hello anybody there twice and nobody answered. Nobody was about unless they were hiding behind the hedge but once we walked back over the bridge I looked back to the Island and nobody was there. I even asked Bear and Bell if they heard the voice and they looked at me like I was going mad!
The house we visited was home to Sir Winston Churchill. Who was the British Prime minster between 1940-1945 and again 1951-1955.
He was also a Officer in the British Army and was also a honorary citizen of America.
Now please do not get me wrong, I believe in Ghosts, Witches and all things spiritual. But this is the 1st time I have actually heard someone’s voice and not even known who it belonged to. It has really intrigued me to find out some more History of the National trust property, from who also lived there pre- Winston Churchill and after Winston Churchill .
I think these photo’s sum up the outdoors to us as a family, even though I don’t think Hubby agree’s. I am very much if they are getting covered in mud yay! Hubby is “out of the mud you will get dirty!”
I think children should be able to explore all their environments, but only if they are safe to do.
Building mud pies I personally think is the main part of being a child, splashing in mud and getting their hands dirty!
Bear wasn’t into Mud and Dirt when he was tiny but now he is at school he isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with the mud!
Bell however isn’t keen but will certainly grab her wellies for a bit of splashing in the rain and a muddle puddles I blame Pepper Pig for this!
One thing I wouldn’t change as a family we don’t really plan for day’s out everything we do is usually spontaneous and last minute.
This summer we are going away, we are going to have a mini Glastonbury in the garden ,without the rain I hope, a few day trips and a few trips to National Trust sites. What are your Plans this summer?