Monday, 10 February 2014

Blog Challenge: Great Adventure #35

 I was hoping we’d be able to get out for a proper walk this weekend, but sadly not. Second birthday parties, hangovers (not related to the second birthday party), and an abundance of work (what is the weekend if not more time for work?) meant that we managed only a small adventure again this week.

I hadn’t predicted that the adventures would become more difficult when Ebony learnt to say no. Sometimes she just wants to stay home, and that means no great adventures. Luckily this week she was in the mood for a spider hunt, so we managed to get out of the front door and into the wilderness beyond.

It’s quite cold at the moment, so I bundled her into her warm, padded snowsuit and wellies, and we set off in search of spiders. We didn’t find any, obviously, because it’s freezing outside so they’re all hiding in my house, but Ebony has not yet figured this out.

We walked through the estate, stopping to jump in each and every puddle we encountered, and headed to some nearby fields. The country lane is filled with loose stones, and Ebony was hurtling along at great speed leaving Laurie with a terrified expression on his face. She fell once (“Oh dear, muddy hands!”) but didn’t seem at all bothered. We walked across the bridge, and then noticed a usually empty field was full of sheep. Ebony shouted “Moo!” at them for a while, before turning and running off down the road.

At the bottom of the road, she found some thick, squelchy mud. And loved it. Until she got stuck and I had to heave her out, almost losing a welly in the process. She immediately jumped straight back into the thick mud, stomping her feet happily.

After exploring a few more puddles, Ebony decided it was time to head home. After a few more moos, we started to cross the bridge towards home. Ebony wanted to see the river, and when we told her it was a railway track she wanted to wait for a train. There isn’t really many trains on a Sunday to our neck of the woods, and it would have been a long wait in the cold, so eventually we persuaded her we should go home.

So, another short but still enjoyable adventure. Hopefully we’ll manage a more exciting adventure soon. Have you been on any adventures this week?

Find out more about my great adventures here.


  1. we had a mini adventure on sunday... it's been SO rainy here no one has wanted to go out!

  2. We've been stuck in with this persistent rain but we're off to Cornwall for half term so i'm anticipating adventures a plenty!

  3. It's great to get outdoors isn't. F loves getting stuck in muddy puddles too, although since this virus he keeps telling me he wants to stay at home x

  4. it's so rainy isn't it! Wilf loves puddles also but I just want to stay close to home lately x

  5. I am finding it hard at the moment to go on adventures with the girls. I do a bi-monthly link up on my blog where you can link up your adventures and the next one is on thursday :) xxx

  6. I love the idea of a spider hunt - it's great to get outside even if it's just a small adventure - I know just what you mean about when they start to say no - it does make things a little harder, lovely post :)

    Laura x

  7. sounds like an awesome adventure! It was the same for us this weekend, we only managed a short walk and even if it just involves a few puddle jumps its still good to get out!



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