Thursday, 21 July 2011

Messing About on the River.

Well, actually, we were messing about but not so much on a river as in a stream.


The long school summer holidays started yesterday and I know lots of parents are going to be praying for good weather to help them along the way.  Sadly if the Meteorology Office is to be believed then the outlook is not too good!

Anyway, today was fine and Victoria and I were able to take the boys out for some fresh air and fun this afternoon.  We didn't go far, just a very few minutes away in the car, parked up and then followed a public footpath which runs alongside this stream.  The boys had a great time, paddling, throwing stones into the water, getting wet through and just generally having fun. 

This isn't an area of our little town that we have frequented much over the years but I think this summer it might just turn into a favourite picnic and play spot.  So that is my simple pleasure this week -watching the boys messing about on the river. 

Of course an added bonus for me to these little outings is that I enjoy taking the photos and then coming home and playing around in Photoshop with them.   This template is a freebie from The Coffee Shop Blog and the background paper is a Katie Pertiet design and can be found at

As usual I'm joining Dayle for her weekly Simple Pleasures party.



Dayle said...

Now that looks like a fun outing. I've learned it doesn't take a lot of money or effort to make kids happy. And the outdoors is one of the best ways to have some great family fun.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks so much for droppin by by blog, so nice to meet you.

What a fun outting, my son would have loved that when he was little or big.

Loved all your great photos, so pretty....some reminded me of Germany where we lived for 10 mos. almost 40 years ago!! Great Memories there!
and some of the scenery and building look a lil similiar.

Blessings Galore,

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

This looks like a boy's paradise! I jumped over from Simple Pleasures. Love the template for your pictures, too.

Barb said...

Hi Kathleen,
What a fun day!!!! Can't go past kids and water for a perfect fun combination. Your photos are wonderful.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

no spring chicken said...

What a perfect way to while away a day... especially when you have treasures of the noisy, boisterous variety!

Blessings, Debbie

Carol said...

Beautiful place. Verdant green, pretty stream to play in. The grands will remember this for a long time!

Betsy said...

Awww...what cute photos! And happy holiday off to the kids! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oops! I missed coming by here for Simple Pleasures. I visited everyone who had joined up to the time I posted and then didn't check back again. :/ Looks like ya'll had a fabulous time in the great outdoors. Such a wonderful thing to have nature right in your own backyard. My kids don't get that in this country. Have a great new week. Tammy

Anita Johnson said...

Nothing says water like a stream to play in. I love the collage for this post!

Debbie said...

Sounds like a wonderful simple pleasure to me! (I like your mosaic, too. I need to check out those links to see if I can make mine more interesting. I like to play with pictures, too.)