In the holidays I went to Wells and ate a pizza. The little people came too. They do love to eat out.
I went to the allotment and opened the shed in the warm spring air.
I went for a walk.
Down to the river. You can see where the flooding was, there's a line of driftwood and rubbish that's been left behind.
We trod softly and carried big sticks.
I spotted these lovely allotments on our way back to the little town we started from. The sunshine had brought out plenty of plotholders. The site had a really good feel to it. Well cared for plots, neat grass paths and a nice convivial atmosphere.
We wandered back into the town, Berkeley and up the high street, admiring some of the lovely houses.
The next day I went and looked at some pretty pink birds.
I walked under trees with the little people and felt happy.
I went to the seaside on a bank holiday. So did lots of other people. It felt like a summer's day.
I watched a donkey taking a little girl for a ride. He got halfway across and stopped dead. Just wouldn't move. Then he laid down. Then he flicked the little girl off in a very neat move. Then he got up and ate some grass. It was a long time before he could be persuaded to move.
No children or animals were harmed. In the end he went back to his stablemates. But only on his terms. He'd proved his point.
Today all is quiet and a little lonely. They leave a big quiet gap when they're not here. I used to like quiet. Now, not so much.
I hope all of you who had a break had happy tales of news as well. Until next time.
I love the Monday morning story writing style. We had to do the "what we did at the weekend" writing a lot. For a whole year I wrote that we went to my gran's house and I played on her swing. Which was a big fat lie as gran lived 200 miles away, and didn't have a swing......ReplyDelete
What a lovely holiday you all had! I love how you all enjoy so many walks together. The pictures of your boys all walking together is priceless. Also, those flamingos are beautiful! Hoping today isn't too quiet and that you're having a great week:)ReplyDelete
That donkey made me laugh. You had a nice holiday and I'm so glad you had good weather for it. The boys look like they're having a good time too. In reply to your comment yesterday about my son's treatment of his sister, I'm mostly just lucky that he's a nice person. I am sure that if she were the eldest, it would be a verrrry different situation because her personality is much less pleasant than his. :) I love the sharing on Monday idea because I think of blogging that way all the time; I loved writing the summer vacation essays and the ones about what I got for Christmas, etc. For me, blogging feels like an extension of that in adulthood.ReplyDelete
What a lovely description of your holiday! I lvoe the donkey story - but not sure I would like it if it was my little girl that it kicked off! I love the house fronts. It's been a while since I visited blog land, but it feels good to be back again.ReplyDelete
Love that last pic. Perhaps I should have been a donkey.ReplyDelete
You guys spend so much time outdoors, it's so great. The scenery where you live is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Aww CJ I love his post, so many happy memories made and quality time spent with your little ones; makes a girl go 'squee' xxReplyDelete
Ooooooooooooooooooooo....Chilean Flamingos!!!! They are my favorite!ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a very nice walk ----- you live in a lovely area.
Love all of the beautiful scenery by you friend.....especially the shots of your boys walking through the beautiful greenery! So glad you all had a lovely Easter! Just so awesome! Wishing you a wonderful week!!! Nicole xoxoReplyDelete
I would have cheered for the donkey too! Your Easter sounds a lot like mine. The weather was so glorious it seemed a shame to waste it. Olly goes to nursery today, and I am kind of looking forward to a couple of hours to myself. However I've also just received his school place confirmation, and I am already in mourning for when September comes. I'm a bit like the donkey - enjoying the ride, but only on my terms.
Do something nice for yourself this week. Buy some flowers ;)
Sounds like you had a great time.. lovely photos. Don't blame the donkey, he'd obviously had a enough for the day.. I do love donkeys they are such characters :o)ReplyDelete
What a great post! Love the donkey picture/story. Roll on the next holiday........ReplyDelete
To me the nicest thing about blogging is how it documents all the lovely memories.Looks like you've had a wonderful Spring holiday! Have a good week, Anita xxReplyDelete
I recognise those pink birds especially the one at the front surrounded by mallardsReplyDelete
I'm glad you all enjoyed some lovely spring weather. I love the donkey! Good for him having a little protest when he didn't want to do something.ReplyDelete
What a great weekend you've all had, you had some lovely adventures. Had to laugh at the donkey, bless it, it had obviously had enough for one day.ReplyDelete
A lovely post, it looks like you all had a great time, love the donkey photo.ReplyDelete
You have nice days along the week. I love your branch's shot.ReplyDelete
I love posts like these! I like seeing how my holidays were so similar to yours, even though we live in different parts of the country and have never met. The donkey photo made me giggle. Do you listen to the Archers? The misbehaving donkey during the palm Sunday service made me chuckle too... xxReplyDelete
Ah, you went to Ask, that's my boys favourite restaurant :-) Very child-friendly thankfully! Looks like you had a great Easter, love the photos of your expeditions! And the donkey made me chuckle!!ReplyDelete
Fun pictures! Flamingos in England - who would have thought! I would like a bit more peace and quiet in my day - enjoy it!ReplyDelete
A really delightful gold star post, with lots of wonderful pictures. I smiled at the one showing three cans of 3 in 1 oil and a rather rusty pair of secateurs! I also loved the story and picture of the donkey.ReplyDelete
I like peace and quite. Flighty xx
A very nice time you all had. I think it's neat that you're teaching your sons to be adventurous and get out and about. We're at the beach just feet from a pounding surf! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
What a lovely break you had. I hope you're normalising the quiet once again. It must be strange for it to be so silent so quickly.ReplyDelete
I'm loving this Post... I can't get over those Flamingos!!! Mel xReplyDelete
It looks like you had a good time... The sun is good... I also love eating out and have discovered not so long ago the "footpath" which I love to follow.ReplyDelete
Your news from the holidays is so much better than anything I ever wrote at school! Beautiful images, I always found after we got our allotment that I was always looking at for others to compare! Wonderful image of the donkey -they are known to be stubborn you have captured that so well! Sarah xReplyDelete