Feeding the ducks

Feeding the ducks

One of my earliest memories is of feeding the ducks with my Mum.  It’s a fundamental part of childhood as far as I’m concerned.  It’s something all kids should do, Monkey has always loved it, well almost always.  Things can get rather manic if you ever decide to feed the ducks/geese and swans in the centre of Stratford Upon Avon – it’s not for the faint-hearted.  Any last Saturday morning, the sun was out.  Monkey and I were both feeling a bit under the weather.  We didn’t want to be out for long, but I thought feeding the ducks would cheer us both up.

Feeding the ducksIt did! Simple things, a happy half hour, wandering around our local pond, being followed by hungry ducks.

I do love Monkey, I was especially proud when he took the empty bread bag and put it in the bin.  No prompting, just an action, an understanding that litter belongs in the bin.  Sadly not all visitors to the duck pond are so well-behaved.

We enjoyed feeding the ducks, we enjoyed our stroll in the sunshine, we enjoyed seeing evidence of growing daffodils, of Spring approaching!

Feeding the ducksOur bread was gone, it was time to head home, lunch was calling.  Needless to say, within an hour the heavens had opened again!  More blooming rain.


18 thoughts on “Feeding the ducks

  1. We don’t have anywhere local to go and feed the ducks without going for quite a long walk or getting in the car.

  2. We are huge fans of feeding the ducks and it’s an activity we really enjoy as a family. We’re lucky to live within easy walking distance of a country park which means we can get there often.

  3. Feeding the ducks is always fun – one of those simple pleasures that never grows old! Lovely to read that he put the litter in the bin too, it makes me so sad to see rubbish blowing around these beautiful places. Great photos, I love the light on the water 🙂

  4. I hope you are both feeling better now! It’s amazing how the little things in life are sometimes the best, you certainly picked the right time to venture out. Thanks for linking up and sharing your sunny photos with Country Kids.

  5. Oh yes, you must feed the ducks! Glad you managed to get out in a break in the rain – it looks like you got a sunny hour for it 🙂

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