If you go down to the woods today…

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I’m a city girl at heart and although we live in a village on the outskirts of London, I love that the city centre is only a 30 minute train ride away. But despite my affection for urban living I do sometimes get a yearning for wide open spaces. Now that the weather is better, we have all (especially the children) been craving fresh air, trees to climb, trails to explore and hills to roll down. Luckily, we also have on our doorstep some of the finest countryside the south east of England has to offer. So on Sunday morning we set off early to beat the crowds and drove up to Box Hill in Surrey where we spent a good couple of hours enjoying the great outdoors. We all had a fabulous time and, best of all, come Sunday night the kids were so exhausted they were out like a light at 8pm!

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Tuesdays are my day off work and Clemmie’s day at home from preschool so we usually try to do something fun in the morning after dropping the boys at school. Now that we’re finally having a respite from the relentless rainy weather, we decided to head to nearby Bushy Park for a walk (or scoot!) with our friends, followed by hot chocolate and croissants in the cafe.

It was a misty, but dry, morning and we all got some much-needed fresh air. For once, I remembered to bring the camera with me – I hadn’t taken any pictures since Christmas! Now it’s time to head off into the village to run some errands before school pick up but I will hopefully be back later with an awards post. X

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