Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring is beginning to spring

Is it always the yellow crocuses that bloom first? Yellow first, then purple and lastly the white. For the last couple of weeks we have seen shoots appearing in the woods and parks, crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, tulips... In fact shoots appeared from the bulbs I have in pots before Christmas in the snow.

Last weekend we walked up Ticknock, en famille. It was a gorgeous sunny day, I had even put a load of laundry out on the line to dry. We were so enthusiastic we headed up beyond the masts towards the fairy castle. We had always been too tired to make it up that far before. All of a sudden we were shrouded in clouds and it started to sleat! Needless to say we turned around and came down off the mountain very wet but happy with our adventure. From a bright sunny day it had very quickly turned into a hot chocolate sort of day!

I only walked once this week, bad. bad, bad!! I couldn't help walking with a spring in my step today because it was so lovely on Killiney Hill. The air was fresh and damp with fog, there was still a smell of pine in the air and around me among the trees were clutches of yellow crocuses.

This week during half term we will go to Cabinteely where we can enjoy the great display of crocuses lining both sides of the tree lined path up the hill from the old gates in off the old Bray road. It is always a spectacular display at this time of year.

A great website to look at with the children and see the signs of spring is; http:/www.greenwave.ie


Friday, February 4, 2011

Falling off the Wagon


Gosh I have fallen off the wagon already!!

I have been walking but not the three times a week as I promised myself! More importantly I have not been blogging!!

Well, here we go getting back up again. I have been so busy, car in the shop, birthday parties etc.

This is the usual stuff in a busy Mums life, I know. So there is no for me not to excuse not to excercise and I have to get that into my head.

This afternoon come hell or high water I am going to get my coach out on her new bicycle and have a good walk.

She loves her new bicycle even though it is quite pink and as she is a "tom boy" now she no longer likes this colour. She was nervous at first, thinking it was too big for her. At first I had to hold onto the saddle until she gained momentum but now she is cycling away like a pro! It is a lovely sight. Now I just need to run along beside her.