Gosh what a weekend, I had so many Random Moments of Delight!
Perhaps you will come and join in with my moments?
We had such a lovely sunny few days, it was a must to go for a walk, my two boys took their bikes and we headed down to Richmond Park by the river.
Of course one nearly ended up in the river and I discovered the monstrous fungi which I posted on my Macro Monday this week which if you missed is here = Macro Monday ~ A ‘fun guy’ meets us as at the park.
When lying on the grass the sky was like a cotton candy filled space, one of which of course I had to ‘photographically’ play with!
One boy managed to sneak up on me and take a picture of dozing person, evidence that the nose piercing is still in tact and I rather like the reflection in the glasses. Oh yes, Mara, my big old sunnies you so admired broke boohoo!
My boys climbed and made funky shapes in the tree, directed by ‘mama’, which is to date one of my favorite ‘duded’ up pictures 🙂 (whatever that means).
When I got home I was presented with the most delightful picture drawn by my youngest as you will see here, it always makes a mothers heart warm when these offerings are given.
The next day was full of a morning of idle chatting to lovely friends. Followed by yes another walk, this time however it ended up in trouble. My youngest thought it a good idea to kneel on his skateboard and go at full speed.
Suffice to say he came off, head first, well face first, removed half his cheek. The thing is when someone is bleeding it doesn’t to me look as bad, I cleaned it up and put on some savlon, there was no way he was letting me put salt water on it.
This morning however, it was like something out of a Freddy Kruger movie, so down to minor injuries he goes.
However, before he got picked up, yes you got it right, we had another adventure down to Richmond Park.
The thing is with my ‘chronic pain’ I have to remain active, if I have a day not going out the pain increases by about 40% which isn’t great.
However with this ‘outside need’ I have developed my love for photography, an appreciation for mother nature I never quite had before and the kids love it of course.
I also discovered something else fun which I would like to share with you about walking.
I cannot fly anymore, so I don’t get to see half the places I would love to.
This is where you create a profile & can chose a variety of walks from all over the world. I picked a short one to start with (Crater Lake Trail). As I complete certain mileage in the UK where I ‘actually’ walk, the mileage of which is monitored by an iPhone App I have, but you can use any pedometer, you can either link it up, or enter it manually on to the Walk4Fun Walk stage by stage.
It then updates your profile, shows you where you are on your chosen walk with photos at each place. I think this is really fun and gives incentive to keep fit. You can also online buddy up with other walkers! 😉
(links are in this post highlighted and I have a badge on the side which directly links to my profile and walk)
So moving on…..We have our special area we go to up in the Park where I call it ‘Tree Kingdom’. There is as the children call it the dark trees and the light ‘King Tree’, this is borne by their actual colour.
So off we traipse, me on foot, youngest on the bike as he is on an inset day we must while away a few hours.
You can see in the distance where we need to get to.
Bordered either side of the track up yonder are some ‘dark’ trees. They stole the ‘pale’ Kings Crown and are the ‘baddies’. In order to get past the ‘baddy trees’ my son has to
- protect me (haha) and
- defeat the ‘baddie’ tree as he goes past.
You will see here, he has defeated one ‘baddie’ tree by throwing a small stick at the branch, this makes it safe for us to pass.
I must say the ‘baddie’ trees were so stunning I had to take photographs to share, of course I was putting myself in grave danger and getting shouted at by my youngest to get a move on out of the way of getting ‘caught’ by the baddies.
We are safe now!
We find the ‘pale’ King and our mission is to find his crown. Who has it, where could it be?
Here is the ‘pale’ goodie King Tree ~ as you can see he looks very deserted and folorn!
Did we find his crown?
Oh yes my youngest did, so it is safe and sound now back with the ‘pale’ King. Life is good and off home we head!
Thank you for reading my Random Moments of Delight, I always consider these lovely indulgent moments that I can share on my blog whimsically for whoever might like to see.
© Justine @ Eclecticoddsnsods.com xxx