When I returned from Devon on Sunday afternoon I found Kitty and Ozzy were, how can I put this, stark raving mad.
My eldest son, Tom and his girlfriend had been staying and Oz had forced Tom to play nerf wars all weekend. Needless to say by the time I got home excitement levels were insanely high.
Feeling jaded myself, this was one of those moments when I could have pulled the old chestnut: 'Who wants a pop-corn, blanket and movie afternoon?' which us in the know appreciate really means 'I am going to put a film on and fall asleep on the sofa under a blanket'.
Excitement levels were too high for this to been a plausible scheme so instead , weary and worn out from the drive back to Devon, we headed into the forest for some fresh air and the chance for Ozzy to run off his excess energy.
It worked. Wind, wellies, scarves, ferns, fungi, laughs (mainly at my lack of wellies and complaints of leaking walking boots), climbing on fallen trees, holly berry spotting, fun.
And we returned home all equally jaded and snuggled up to watch an episode of Life on Netflix, narrated by David Attenborough. There's 11 episodes filmed on every continent and in every type of habitat in the world, chronicling some of the most unusual and bizarre behaviors that both plants and animals adopt to survive on our planet. All three of us are equally as hooked and if you are looking for something interesting to watch with your children this is a must. Kitty is 7, Ozzy is 6 and I am 40 and we all have had moment of jaw dropping, gawking watching it.
I'm madly in love with the colours of the forest at the moment, making colour palletes on the Adobe Capture app on my iPhone, likelihood being that my blogs links and colours will change soon to reflect the season better (fear not I won't change my theme again!) Red berries, deep golden ferns, dark green leaves? A match made in heaven.
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