Have you ever imagined an outing with young children that hasn’t gone to plan? I think all parents know that feeling well, but we also know how amazing is it when something imagined to be perfect, turns out to be just that. It is the best, and it happened on Monday.
Winston goes to football first thing on a Monday morning and twice in the last month we have gone straight from football to a Wildlife Reserve close to our home. We haven’t been since October due to the cold weather, but it has been so nice to be back. It’s a place where the signs of each season are so vivid, and the workers are so passionate and knowledgeable.
Each time we visit Fairburn Ings I get asked if we’re going to join The RSPB – on Monday I finally decided to join!
I planned on staying an hour or so but we ended up staying almost three. I don’t know how – they were both just so content. Thankfully I had a huge bag of snacks.
I wasn’t planning on pond dipping either, but Winston saw the nets and that was it. We didn’t catch anything big or exciting, but the hope of catching something big or exciting makes it really fun. We managed to spot lots of frog spawn, feed the huge amount of swans and capture lots of muck.
This is the most useful buggy in the world. Spring has most definitely arrived.