Inspired by the wonderful American Resident I have decided to join her link up and go sight seeing where I live!
We’re very lucky to live where we do in Britains oldest recorded market town. We have a beautiful castle, excellent museums, an award winning town centre park and more history than you can shake a stick at! But if you came to visit me, I would take you to my favourite place, the place where we spent so many happy hours with the children when they were little.
Our country park has been the scene of more happy family days out than I could count. Picnics by the climbing tree where we would spend whole days during the holidays, with yummy things to eat, a Blanket to sit on and special library books for a ‘reading picnic’.
The lake where we have fed the ducks and watched for fish. The stream with the swing across it, where so many people have fallen in and where someone once lost their wellington in the mud!
The paths through the woods where we have played hide and seek, tracked each other with coloured rags tied to trees, and pretended to be Robin Hood.
The visitors centre where children have been collected from numerous woodland birthday parties we have held, and where the first rush of enthusiasm at being let out of the car shows itself – even now they are grown up!
The hedgerows that have yielded so many blackberries for crumble and rose-hips for jam
And now my babies are bigger, we can enjoy grown up strolls in the woods and talk and laugh and enjoy the view. But we still get to see it through small peoples eyes as we enjoy extended friends/family trips with an new generation of explorers, hunting dinosaurs, hiding from the grown ups and my babies teaching other babies to climb trees!