Saturday, 13 February 2016

How Cool Is This Tree?


Getting the kids and the dog outdoors in Winter is not always easy.

If it's not the wind, it's the cold. If it's not the cold its the rain that keeps us indoors.

Never mind the dark nights after school.

Ever day feels like a task when its really cold. I have to walk Mollie the Collie twice a day, no matter what the day is like.

Can you imagine how much she would pester me for a walk if I didn't take her!?

So I am out in all weathers.

Both the youngest 2 are doing a run streak. So it's in from school and get your running clothes on, out the door straight away before it gets dark.

It is lovely when the husband is off work.

Here he took my son out and Mollie for a walk and even remembered to take the camera with him.

Something I always forget!!

While I stayed indoor where it was warm and caught up on Twitter housework!!


There is so much fun to be had in the woods. 


Where's Wally Mollie?


How cool is this tree?


A fun hiding place!?


Yeah can still see you!


I am surprised this tree is still standing with all the strong winds we have had!!


Wonder what Mollie is thinking here? 

I bet she was thinking " I'm board of the woods can we go and play frisbee now!!"  

15 comments

  1. That looks like a very fun walk! :)

    WE have a dog too, although he's just a little Shih Tzu and he gets tired easily so one walk a day is all he needs for his little legs. But it's great having a reason to get out of the house every day, even if it's not the first choice in the middle of winter, haha!

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    1. Thank you Mica, my dog would walk all day if I had the time, ha!

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  2. That tree is fantastic. Perfect for climbing and adventures. Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. That's great that your kids like to get out and aren't just glued to their iPads.
    #pocolo

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    1. Thanks you, aww yes I like to get them out the house, even though is is sometimes hard work!

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  4. That tree is awesome! My children would be too little to play in it, but I know that me and my husband would definitely want to climb in there! It's so good to see that you got out, (well, your husband anyway!) even when it's hard, with the cold and the rain! I try and get out with my 2 whatever the weather, because they don't mind if its wet and cold, its me that hates it, but if they don't mind, I try not to for their sake! Thanks for sharing, and linking up to the very first #bigpinklink!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I am so bad at remembering the camera when I go out. Kids check, dog check, me check, lol :)

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  5. It's great that between you you're still managing to find time to explore the great outdoors. That tree is really impressive, it's fab that it did survive the storm and provide your son with a climbing frame, my lot would've been up in there in a heartbeat. Mollie looks like she had a brilliant walk with your son and husband, although she looks a bit put out that he's up in a tree and she can't get up there with him. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. Thanks Fiona, It is so much easier to get everyone out together in warmer weather!!

      Thanks for hosting..

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  6. That's a fantastic tree - nature's playground ! :) #whatevertheweather

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  7. That tree is pretty cool! sarah@lockstones.co.uk

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  8. It looks like an amazing tree! We love exploring the woods, there are so many things to see and do. Looks like your son had a lot of fun investigating the tree.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather, could you please grab the badge to link back? Thank you! :) x

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  9. I love walking in the woods. That tree is such a unique shape! It looks like he had lots of fun exploring. We always need to go outside whatever the weather too else our little girl gets really agitated. Thank you for sharing with #whatevertheweather xx

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