Off we went to the woods one day, would we see a Gruffalo? Would we see a Stick Man or would we go on a Bear Hunt in the thick oozy mud?
This oozy mud, squelch squerch! This oozy mud Why go round it when you can go right through it!
Last Saturday morning the sun was shining but rain was forecasted for the afternoon. Monkey and I decided that a trip to a nearby Woods run by The Woodland Trust was in order. So with our wellies and waterproofs off we went for a walk through the deep but not always so dark wood.
We’ve been to this Woods a couple of times in the past with friends, but never alone, and we’ve always done the same route. So this time we thought we’d get a little bit lost. We came to a crossroads in the track and decided to turn left instead of right. Monkey needed a bit of convincing, but the Woods aren’t massive, I knew we couldn’t get too lost, or we’d end up on the M40!
We looked at the moss, the fungi and the beautiful trees.
We had a wonderful few hours in the thick oozy mud, looking at nature, going for a walk, having fun in the outdoors. At one point we did get worryingly close to the motorway services and Monkey was getting tired. I didn’t really fancy giving him a piggy back with those muddy wellies on. But he was a little trooper, we keep on the path with the motorway noise behind us, we found our way back to the car park, he was one happy little Monkey.
We picked a few things up along the way, I’d be inspired by a post from Winegums & Watermelons to make some Ice Suncatchers. More on that later.
If only his mother had remembered to leave shoes for us both in the car! We were covered in thick oozy mud. Luckily I could take Monkey’s wellies off along with his waterproof trousers and get him in his car seat. My pedals and foot well are now in need of a good old clean! Never mind, we had a lovely morning out, didn’t spend a penny, just walked and explored.
In the afternoon the heavens opened, we’d timed our #CountryKids time in the thick oozy mud just right!