As I’d been unwell the week leading up to Christmas, by 27th Monkey and I were both in need of some fresh air. We decided to join his Auntie and Uncle for a walk, blowing the cobwebs away around Stowe Gardens.
You’ll have seen me write about Stowe Gardens before, it’s not far from us, and offers a number of different walks and a welcome coffee stop at the end! I was surprised by how busy the car park was when we arrived half an hour after opening time, but because Stowe has a number of different walks you never feel on top of people.
We met up with my SIL and her husband and off we set. It was cold but dry, so perfect for blowing the cobwebs away and walking off the Christmas feast we’d had over the last few days!
Monkey was kitted out in his Didrikson waterproof trousers and his wellies – perfect for some puddle jumping!
Monkey was happy to stroll on ahead whilst we chatted, he knows his way round, so we left the route to him.
Not surprisingly considering the temperature we didn’t see too many birds on the water.
But Monkey was certainly on a mission as he continued to lead us on our walk.
We did try to get him to slow down long enough to take in some of the views!
We did get to see some lovely Swans, I always find them quite magical to watch as they glide on past. Monkey loves the tale of The Ugly Duckling, so this little group was quite apt to show him.
As lunchtime was approaching and we were all starting to feel the chill we headed back to the restaurant for lunch and a hot drink. Can I have a large hot chocolate Mummy?
We’d spent a few hours blowing the cobwebs away, I think he really did deserve his drink. After lunch we headed home for more ….. Lego building!
Time to plan some new adventures for 2015 and the countdown to our stay at Coombe Mill begins!!