Tag: Out with Grandad

down to the woods …

down to the woods …

Daniel, Emma and I made an early start yesterday morning to wander down to the woods, we ended up walking the best part of three and a half miles which was more than enough for the pair of them.

Whilst we off doing that Pat took Harry for a wander as well and then later and after lunch we ‘painted’ a few hard boiled eggs, which stretched my creativity to breaking point.

Daniel insisted on bringing along a whistle … to warn us when we were being chased by wolves … which seemed to be most of the time.

In addition to escaping from wolves we checked under the small bridges for Trolls, ran from Crocodiles (who swim in the River Tame of all places) and generally were on our guard for all sorts of threats from the wildlife. When I decided to up the game and suggested we might have to watch out for Lions, Daniel put in me in my place by telling me they were only in the grasslands and not here!

Only one of us slipped, cut their hand, and bruised their knee and went tumbling back down the muddy hill (mountain) that we had clambered up and it wasn’t Daniel or Emma!

All in all we had a fine walk

The egg painting was basic but fun …

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if you go down to the woods …

if you go down to the woods …

If you walk a few hundred yards from where we live and go down to the woods near the River Tame, then you can hear the wolves and risk being chased by them … well you can according to Emma.

Happily though there were no wolves yesterday when Daniel, Emma and I set off for a wander through the woods and did the sort of things that small children should be doing when their out with their Grandad  – pulling faces, clambering up into the woods  (or mountains if you’re Daniel or Emma), swinging from rope swings (some a little more precarious than others), throwing stones in the River, getting a bit muddy and all in all having a good time – and watching out for the wolves of course! Click  on any of the pictures to open them.

All in all it was a reasonable distance for the children to walk, we did 2.8 miles and had a very decent time of it, the first picture in the gallery below is what it looks like when you believe you have heard a wolf. Click  on any of the pictures to open them.

Then to round off a decent afternoon what on earth can be better than when you get served cheese and onion pie that your Grandma has made and that your Grandad has wrapped in paper. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the winners, but I’ll leave the verdict with Daniel who simply said: ” I can’t believe my eyes”