Re-discovering the park. #countrykids

A couple of weeks ago a couple of the members of apartyofseven suffered a pretty mean stomach bug, myself included. One of those that knocks you sideways and looses days and hours to the bathroom and the faithful bucket. Yuk.

About 72 hours after i had stopped being ill i decided that it was time to try and have a little run, up till this point my legs were still pretty wobbly. So one saturday morning i decided to wander off to a local ‘runners’ park after the ballet run drop off.

I sort of shuffled around the park, feeling wobbly at places but it was a slow and steady run and it gave me time to have a look at the park at the changing leaves. The park has a LOT of trees so the impact was pretty impressive. I even noticed a HUGE conker tree and thought there and then that I would suggest coming back later with the kids to do some conker picking. Which we did, although i did forget where the tree actually was and dragged everyone all the way round the park saying excitedly to them…’oh wait till we find this tree, wait till you see it!’

To be fair when we got there they did try and get enthused about it but i think to be honest they were all thinking i had kind of lost it. 😉 But we did get a very impressive conker haul!

The park has a famous victorian palm house and a fairy glen that i have walked past thousands of times but never read the info on it, isn’t it funny how sometimes you have no idea about the stuff that is under your nose. My son and i read the story about the fairy glen and the bridge and the iron bridge. Gave me a little bit of shiver down my spine to be honest! My son though, every the pragmatist told me that it was ridiculous and couldn’t possibly be true because Ghosts down exist!!

Walking back to the car we noticed the biggest mushroom i think i have ever seen. It had some amazing colours and was standing proudly by the side of the path. I have no idea what makes a mushroom grow somewhere, do they have spores that are blown by the wind? are they planted? I haven’t a clue. 😉

I do know though, that lots of them are very dangerous so i wouldn’t let the kids touch this one, so we looked at it a while. I took some pictures and we wondered about what type it was. Annoyingly it has a bit of grass on the top which was really spoiling it but im such a chicken that i wouldn’t even touch it to remove that for the shot! ha!!





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  1. November 2, 2013 / 7:50 am

    Lovely photos! Hope you are all feeling better! x

  2. November 2, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    Gorgeous photos, what a beautiful day! Love the litte ghost story 🙂 Hope you’re fully recovered now x #CountryKids
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  3. November 2, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    stunning pictures Sarah and the park looks like a fabulous place and really beautiful in Autumn. I love the picture of your little girl with her hands crammed full of conkers.
    I got goosebumps ready the fairy glen story – you’ll have to go now on Valentines night just to tell us if Oliver and Cathleen turn up.
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  4. November 2, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Sounds like we had the same bug – glad you are better now. Your family probably let you off after being so ill didn’t they. Sounds like you all had a lot of fun still. Did you try blowing the grass off? Or fanning it off? I would have been – it is marvellous though.
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  5. November 3, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    What a gorgeous park and such a sad story. I’m glad you found the conkers and had a great time exploring. Thanks for linking up your fab photos with Country Kids.
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