Woolapple woodland wandering

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Today’s adventure was a trip to Stanmer Park to see the bluebell woods. Unfortunately we didn’t find the bluebells – I think they were up a bit of a steep path, but I’m not really at all sure where they were, so there might be a part 2 to this adventure where we go back after having done a bit of research- but we really had a very lovely time even without bluebells. Rose enjoyed walking through the trees and finding bugs and sticks (although she was very sad that we didn’t see any squirrels)

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After our walk in the wood we stopped for a scone at the cafe in the house, then walked back through the park, with a long pitstop while Rose played under a tree. It was all a little bit too lovely. After all the walking we thought we would be in trouble with a very tired toddler on the train home, but even this journey was tranquil. What a wonderful day! And tomorrow is a bank holiday. Hooray hooray! I am happy today.

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I have been a bit quiet here on my blog but I am just working my hardest to finish a big knit at the moment! And doing a little bit of dressmaking for Rose and me as we are in great need of dresses. It’s hard to keep up with everything at the moment. But see you soon. Yes.

And happy weekend!

 

Little apple walk in nature

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Yesterday we had such a nice outing. The sun was shining and the air was freezing cold but calm and still and we decided to catch the bus just along the road to Cuckmere Haven, a really pretty place for walking. Here is Apple sitting on the fence.

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It was really super to be in the great outdoors after all the rain that we’ve had recently. I felt very refreshed, and so wonderful to have the glow of the sun on my face.

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This walk is really a good idea if you have small children because there’s a good path all the way along from the road nearly to the sea – it is perfect for prams and scooters and bikes, maybe even roller skates. The path follows the river along to meet the sea, so it does get a bit stony when you get to the beach which is tricky on wheels. We got cut off by a really big puddle before we got that far though as I wasn’t wearing appropriate country walk footwear really, but we found an alternative path which took us along another scenic way and to see some sheep. Rose enjoyed baa-ing at the sheep and splashing in puddles. But then she fellΒ in a puddle and got her bottom very wet which meant we had to take her clothes off which she was really not pleased with us about. Luckily we had a dry snowsuit to put her inΒ but really really luckily we had a packet of chocolate digestives in the bag. Saved by the biscuit!

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Also this weekend I found a great massive pair of knitting needles to go with my massive wool from last weekend’s shopping trip. I think there might be a big knit project coming up soon.

I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some winter sun where you are. Keep warm friends.