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April 18, 2013

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Danielle Ludlow

Beautifully written piece, you describe this and express yourself with utter love and joy for your family. As a mother this has struck a deep lovely chord.

Pam

I feel like I was there... Thank you so much for sharing.

Serafina

So beautiful!! I'ts been a dream of mine to visit England someday, especially the Lake District. I know I lived in that area in some other life, lol.

maypole

aah the simple pleasures, nothing can compare.

dottycookie

Such a quietly joyful post, Lucy. And I always, always make pebble towers near water. They remind me of the cairns you find on lovely Lakeland walks :-)

Clare

You live in such a beautiful of corner of the world, I love reading about your outings and looking at you're stunning photo's of the countryside. xx

Helen

This is lovely. I really enjoy being out doors and seeing nature, it can be so easy to so most of the time indoors and not really even notice we're doing it. I'm always surprised as how much of an impact even spending a short time outside can have, I think I'll be making a similar promise to myself to be outside more
http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

Joy

Beautiful Sunday morning x

5ladybirdlane

What a great way to spent your Sunday morning. Sarah

Kate

They do remember- my grown-up girl has a windowsill of seed trays, loves growing things, those walks in the woods did sink in, even the ones she didn't want to go on...

Carla

So lovely to get outside with the whole family. Some of my most cherished childhood memories are of time we spent outside together as a family. I remember resisting going out so much and my Mom forcing us out. It was always worth it!

Crystal

absolutely beautifully written :) I am positive that, that day will be forever remembered for your babies.

Helen in Oz

Bless you for the peace you spread. I am now off to work this Friday morning in a calm reflective mind. Nothing like the great wide yonder to hone the senses and highlight the important things in life.

Cherry

Thank you for taking me on your family outing in such a picturesque part of the U.K. Your country is so beautiful.

Decades ago when I was a full-time working Mum and my husband worked away all week, I decided that we as a family needed to have a Sunday outing, rather than sitting around watching TV or reading. I wanted to recreate the childhood my parents gave me as an only child, Sunday outings where I was able to take a friend along to share the fun and explore the countryside.

Of course we didn't have an outing every week, our kids often had sporting commitments etc, but over the years we built up some lovely family memories from those Sunday outings. We had long nature walks, enjoyed fun picnics, our children climbed hills, exlored caves, swam in creeks, and raced the dogs until they were exhausted (kids and dogs!). Now when our family gets together for Christmas (we all now live geographically far apart), the old photo albums come out and those now adults in their late 30s reminisce about the family days out. I was quite overcome one year when they both thanked us for those happy memories. Our small grandchildren are now enjoying similar Sunday outings, making their own memories.

Carrie

beautiful Lucy, you describe it all so well, I felt I was there for a little while.
it must be amazing to spread such joy and loveliness throughout the world!

Ada Bea

Thank you Lucy...I thought it was just my family! It can take a huge amount of effort to get everyone out the house at the weekend! Pleas of Mum do we have to go for a healthy walk, can't I just stay in my PJs...mind you it has been so cold! Your family 'day' out looks fab, and I bet they still got chance to play, chill, watch TV for at least part of the day too! :) x

Kari

You have a remarkable gift of being able to notice the ordinary things around you and then being able to share those things with others. Thank you. It is very much appreciated.

Rachael Iddon

Ah, lovely. Blogging is great for storing memories and resolutions isn't it? I'm sure, though our children might protest, that any time spent like this is time well spent and that they will be very grateful for it when they are fully grown up.

Coryn

I have been reading your blog for awhile though never posted! Just made the little star pattern of yours and it turned out adorably! :)

Wanted to say that I am SURE your kiddos will remember and cherish those outdoor walks. I have fond memories of going out with my dad and sisters on "adventure walks" and we'd cross rivers on logs and go off the trails and make discoveries...they are beautiful memories. And I still love to walk and be in nature...I think because of that.

Your writing has such a cozy homey feel to it, reading it is like cuddling up with some cocoa...even over here in Canada :) Thanks for sharing this!

The House of Jones

For a moment, I was there with you too! Thank you for the peaceful distraction. I'm sure the Littlies will fondly remember the outing.

Hope that preparation builder is going well - ours arrive on Monday. I am nervously excited!
Jones x

PS. sounds as though your children are well on their way to ticking off most of this list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 :) https://www.50things.org.uk/parents-area.aspx

Jo Roberts

A lovely read and the trip is sure to be a family memory. I have the same walking shoes as you!! I was thinking about your studio and this happened to me this week and it comes highly recommended.

http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/such-joy.html

Puppet Lady

Thanks for letting us join you on your lovely morning outing!

Lynne Gill

I think you have always striven to have family time, Lucy, so many of your posts are about your countryside jaunts, and simple pleasures found there. I've said before that you are building a wonderful treasure-trove of memories for your children; how fortunate they are, and thank you for sharing with us. Lx

CJ

What a truly beautiful place, and such lovely photos. We always try and have a little outing on Sat and Sun afternoons. And just wandering and picking up sticks and stones is sometimes as good as it gets. Little people do love that. Some nice together time, to connect and just to be. Wonderful.

Emma Pearce

What a lovely piece, so beautifully descriptive, as always, I felt like I experienced it with you. Thank you for sharing x

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