We are enjoying the slow pace of these days spent at home, the Little People are happy pottering about spending time with friends and neighbours. We are great friends with the family at number 18 and during the holidays our back and front doors are open and troops of little feet run in and out pretty much all day, switching between indoors and outdoors, dividing their imaginative games between our two houses, with occasional breaks for food and rest.
This afternoon, the air felt warm and muggy and there was a slight tetchiness setting in amongst the Little Peeps. So on the spur of the moment we decided to grab a picnic rug, some drinks, snacks, ball and frisby and head up to the park. It was the first time in ages that we have done this simple thing, and it was unexpectedly lovely to sit on the grass, kick off my flip flops and crochet a little while the Little People played. They spent some time on the swings, but mostly they just enjoyed the open space and the slightly damp, lush grass. Roly poly's down the hill, chasing games, football and frisby, followed by some quiet concentration making daisy chains.
After a while, I took them to explore the meadow that sits right next to the park. I had noticed the bright yellow shining through the trees and couldn't resist the lure of those beautiful flowers. Wow, it was quite a sight, sooo much glorious, golden yellow! This meadow is protected and it is not a place to go trampling through, there is a cut grass pathway running around the perimeter for people like us who wish to wander a little and take it all in. I confess I was very tempted to go haring right into the midst of it just for the hell of it, but I managed to control my urges.
It's been a good day, I do so love May. We are teetering on the cusp of Spring and Summer and it's my most favourite time of year without a doubt.
ps random fact :: I just noticed that this is post number 929...wondering if i will make it to 1000 by the end of the year? Three posts a week should do it. I'm going to plan something juicy to celebrate when I get there :)