We've been pretty lucky with the weather here these past few days I guess. Yes, it's been very windy and wet, but nowhere near as bad as other parts of the UK. My heart goes out to those who have been so battered by the storm, the news stories have been heart breaking.
After a morning of rain, yesterday afternoon we took advantage of a sudden dry spell and headed to Bolton Abbey for a short walk in the woods. I really enjoy woodland walking and although it's not my favourite type of walking (I prefer to be out in the open, striding across hilltops), I think it's a great way to get children out and about and appreciating the different seasons. I adore May when the vibrant new leaves arrive on the trees and a sea of bluebells and wild garlic carpet the woodland floor, but early Autumn is also mighty fine. Still a lot of greenery in the treetops here, but unmistakably Autumnal.
Even though the Little People increasingly moan about these enforced trips out into the countryside, it was worth the effort to make it happen. I think they might even have enjoyed it in the end.