Regular readers will know that we were back in the UK and Ireland last week for a holiday. Most of our trip was damp and drizzly… It made me realise that while the cold and the snow can be a bit of a pain, it could be worse. It’s properly cold here, but it doesn’t seem to seep into your bones the way that damp, miserable weather can. There were times when I felt colder in Edinburgh than I do in Boston, despite it being a good 20C ‘warmer’!
As we spent all of our trip catching up with friends and family, we actually spent very little time outside: I had no Country Kids post last week, the first time I’ve missed a week for about six months I think! Getting back to Boston on Tuesday we were greeted with sub-zero temperatures and we are still surrounded by white, although it’s largely ice at the moment rather than snow… This has been coupled with tired, jet lagged children (and mummy). So, we’ve yet again struggled to get outside.
Today, it may have been -12C at 10am but the sun was shining and I’d had enough! So, I bundled the 4yo up in this snow gear and bundled the wee girl up in the buggy and said we were going for a walk. I
bribed encouraged the 4yo with the promise of a cake in Wholefoods, which is only a ten minute walk from our house.
And, off we set!
First we had to stomp on some ice in the driveway…
There were interesting pavements to navigate!
There was snow (ice!) to be thrown and to climb on.
There was lots of running…
There were beautiful trees to contemplate!
And jazz hands :)
It might have been beyond freezing, and our fingers and toes and noses were burning by the time we got home, but I’m so glad we made the effort to get out and get some (very) fresh air :)
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill again this week. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!