Sunday, 30 June 2013

Up on the hills #CountryKids

It is all too easy sometimes to forget what is on your own doorstep.

We live at the foot of a beautiful ridge of hills; hills that we so often take for granted as just 'being there'.  But after a busy weekend in London, being in such a different environment meant that when I got home I had a new-found appreciation of the quiet, green beauty of where we live.

Spurred on by this, and coupled with my desire to cherish these last, precious, few pre-school weeks with little Roh, we took a walk on the hills.




It was a beautiful day, blue skies punctuated by high wispy clouds, and a lovely fresh breeze - the type you only find on higher ground.

And we found this tree, leaning into the incline of the hills after years of windswept days.
And on that bench, under that tree, we had our snack.

We chatted and laughed and spotted things; sheep grazing along the ridge, ploughed fields, tiny white houses hidden amongst the woods on the horizon.

We took in the views and cheered when we reached the top.  Such a sense of freedom and togetherness.
There was even a fairy glen, and if you looked really hard you could see sudden quick movements amidst the leaves - fairies for sure!
Then Roh found this pretty butterfly on the path and helped me take this picture:

It was a lovely morning.  

And it is simple time spent like this, together, that my children seem to appreciate so much.  

Ever since that morning Roh has drawn pictures of hills, and told anyone she has met about our secret KitKat on the bench!  

Here is her poem and picture of her walk:



(You can find my poem here.)

Linking up with Coombe Mill's Country Kids and Jaime's Magic Moments.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


31 comments:

  1. It looks like you had the most amazing time and fabulous photos. I love the butterfly! I did exactly the same yesterday, went for an amble to the local park :)

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    1. Ah, it's lovely to spend time like that together isn't it? x

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  2. Like you I always fall back in love with Cornwall each time I return from a visit away. It's nice just to take time to appreciate the beauty of where you live and what it has to offer. I know from experience that the children treasure these quality times spent together enjoying each others company. Thanks for sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. Thank you for hosting! A break always leaves you appreciating home that bit more x

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  3. Lovely to hear the story behind your wonderful poem. Sounds like a perfect day, spending one on one time with your little girl xx

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    1. Oh it was just lovely. Appreciating every moment as school looms...xx

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  4. What a beautiful poem and drawing of your walk, she's shown it off fantastically. I do like the strategic placing of the bench.

    Nipping over from County Kids.

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    1. Yes it is a strategic bench isn't it?! Thank you for popping by x

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  5. i love the meadow photo. It feels like a really magical walk!

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  6. Just wonderful. And so lovely to have that one to one time with your little girl before school starts in earnest. Her drawing does make it look like a Peppa Pig hill! Can you tell her I think she wrote a great poem?

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    1. I did tell her and she beamed from ear to ear! Peppa pig hills really are the best xx

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  7. Wow that's amazing writing for such a little girl, just wonderful! And what beautiful photos too, looks like it was a lovely magical day x

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    1. Thanks honey. She spoke the words, I then wrote them, she then copied them. She likes being creative xx

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  8. Popping over from #magicmoments. I know what you mean about appreicating your own back yard after the hussle and bussle of London...love the butterfly too. Who needs fairies when you have a butterhly that pretty?

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    1. Thank you. Butterflies are very important in this house and are up there with fairies! Both was a bonus xx

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  9. awww what a fantastic day (and amazing pictures) i am loving your daughters poem.

    Thank you for sharing with #MagicMoments x

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    1. Thank you honey and thank you for hosting this link xx

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  10. Beautiful photos. I recognise the exact place you walked!

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    1. I wondered if you might! Next time you're up here let me know :) x

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  11. Aw I have such fond memories of the last few 'nursery days' with my little man - what fun we had. Enjoy those moments will you can, she will treasure them too (she obviously already has!). What wonderful handwriting she has for an under 5!

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    1. They are so very very precious aren't they - these last days? Her handwriting is as neat her as older brother's - but I guess that boys and girls for you! Thanks Suzanne x

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  12. What an amazing view from the top of that hill!

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  13. Gorgeous! Lyrical words to match the beautiful pictures. Even the bench looks like something out of a fairy tale.

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    1. Thanks Nell. I love that picture of the bench and tree. Feels like it tells a story of its own. What conversations and musings must have been had over the years sat upon it xx

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  14. I love the picture she drew and the photos of course - running in the long grass is such fun at any age too! x

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    1. Thank you! and yes a bit of meadow-galloping is fab at any age :) x

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  15. I have had so little time to read and write this week, but I'm sat having breakfast here in NZ and clicked open Bloglovin. Yours is the first post I've read and has totally lifted me up this morning. Beautiful photographs, sentiments and words (from your daughter too!).

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    1. Oh bless you, you sound so busy. I'm so pleased we have given you a lift over your coffee...in fact I think that's one of the best things anyone has ever said in a comment! Thank you so much x

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  16. Ive always liked the countryside but since having Rio its like my eyes are fully open to it now..alit if england is so beautiful i cant wait to explore it further. We recently went to the peak district and it was stunning. Great photos!!
    WTPP - The little lady with a baby!

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