Its the second week of the school holidays and DH and I have both taken this week off work to spend with the kids (although im on call, cause one of the girls quit on Thursday......everyone knows to ignore the phone!!!! lol)
We r definitely in Winter and although we r having low temperatures, the days have been sunny and bright, so we packed up this morning and headed out to Hollybank Forest (about 15 mins from our home).....luckily for us, no one braved the weather and we had the place to ourselves:
Rugged up with hats, coats, mittens and scarves we settled into the chalet and cooked up a yummy lunch:
There is nothing like cold weather, to make u appreciate the simple things in life....thermos coffee (about the only time ill drink it lol), sizzling food to warm ur hands and ur belly, those little places where the sun shines amongst the shade of the trees and the great company of family:
After lunch it was time to explore and it was absolutely beautiful.....the leaves r still falling and everything is damp and has lost its "crunch" underfoot but the colours r still amazing......there were mushrooms growing everywhere, so we had fun spotting our favorites:
The red one was a treasure to find and then we found this "colony" growing on and around an old tree stump.......i like to imagine them as little fairy homes!!!! (ok thats the child in me lol).....a short walk through the forest and we reached the pond:
A gorgeous oasis amid the forest......and if the water looks still, thats because it is frozen!!!!
The beauty of our surroundings kept us all captivated and we forgot the cold.....it was a fantastic day!!! (the children r tired, so r the adults lol).....we definitely have to do that again....soon!!!
On a quilty note:
Sorry guys!!!.......u can take Mum out of the sewing room BUT she manages to take it with her!!!! lol