A Trip to the Woods

A Trip to the Woods Last week the girls had a free afternoon (a relative rarity for us these days), and they wanted to collect Autumn leaves and go somewhere they could make a fire. I loved the total randomness of their request, so we threw some bread, sausages, apples and hot drinks into a bag, and went to the woods. I am almost ashamed to admit that this is the first time we have done this in absolute ages, and the minute we arrived I vowed to make time for regular trips again. The girls were in their element, and immediately set off on an adventure. We made it to our 'camp', and I made a fire while the girls did 'stuff'. To be totally honest I have no idea what they actually did. They ran off, and for a lot of the time I couldn't actually see them (although I could usually hear them - they both have a small goat bell attached to their backpacks!). When they returned they cooked sausages, and excitedly told me about all the places they had been. Who knew our woods contained castles and magic bridges, and pathways made by fairies and unicorns?Today served as an amazing reminder of how little children actually need to have fun.We returned home happy, content, and filthy. Tonight as I tucked her into bed, Sofie sniffed my hair and said, 'Mmm lovely. You smell of the woods Mama'. Written by Fiona Moore on Wednesday, 02 November 2011. Posted in Europe Switzerland, woodland Related Articles Camping by the Lake About the Author Fiona Moore About Me & MineI am Fiona, wife to Nigel and mum to Sofie (9) and Emily (7). We live in Switzerland and fill our days with craft, playing and exploring. We like mess, noise and being outside.Favourite place in the world The mountains. The whole family love hiking and skiing, so the mountains offer year round entertainment. Plus we live in Switzerland so we have plenty of choice when it comes to exploring mountains!Favourite things to do outdoors Ski, sled, swim, get muddy, camp, build fires, make noise, run around, collect stuff, hike, ride bikes, explore and be together as a family. If its outside then we will probably like it. Leave a comment You are commenting as guest. Submit comment jQuery(function($) { $('#comments').Comment({ cookiePrefix

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