My regular readers will know that I am on a mission to get out more in winter….as I tend to stick the heating on permanently and hibernate….only going out when it’s necessary. And the Country Kids linky over at Coombe Mill blog inspires me and gives me the motivation to get my lazy backside up and out.
Today the sun was shining, so we wrapped up warm and headed off to feed the swans and ducks. Not overly adventurous, but it is a start. And it is something free which Munchkin loves doing. Not everything has to cost to be fun and to be honest, now that I am not working we have to watch the pennies a bit.
We went in summer but the ducks and swans were well fed. They were too lazy to even get out the water. However today as soon as we parked the car they came running, literally! We were surrounded before we even got out.
Bee wasn’t scared at all and was giggling away to herself. Even when they came up right next to her pushchair she wasn’t phased at all!!
They really were quite hungry and a few were brave enough to grab the food out of our hands.
Once all the food was finished, they walked off and went back into the lake. Then a swan turned up and crossed the road to join us. We got a few hisses when he realised we had run out of bread!! Well it wasn’t our fault he was over the hill somewhere was it?!
The gulls always make me laugh though when they swoop in and steal the bread off the others.
It was really nice to get out in the fresh air as we have had a few weeks of illness in the house and it was getting a bit depressing! And Bee is always keen to go out!!
So what free and fun things have you been up to lately?
It’s so easy to want to hibernate. I’d gladly do it through the whole of December if I could, I’m not a massive fan of winter. I love the photo feeding the swans and geese, especially the close ups!
My children love feeding the ducks, but I’m terrified of birds, so we don’t do it very often! It looks like you all had a lot of fun x
I’m so pleased to hear that you are inspired by the blog and all the lovely bloggers that link up their fun every week. Feeding the birds at the park is a great childhood activity and I’m sure the girls really enjoyed themselves. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
It’s a great feeling getting home after a long walk and some fresh air isn’t it? And best of all your trip out was free! I must say the ducks look very well kept at your lake. Our lakes are nice but the birds are a bit shabby!
I used to love feeding ducks with my son when he was little. Great photos!
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Simple pleasures are often the best aren’t they? 🙂
We have a canal right out the front of our house and we don’t do this often enough – to be fair, it’s partly because we rarely have any spare bread left over!
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lovely pictures! such a simple pleasure feeding the ducks, I am a bit scared of swans though. One bit my dad when I was a child so I’ve been cautious of them ever since! x
The free things are always the best – simple pleasures. I’m adding feeding the ducks something to to add to my festive to do with the kiddos list!
Oh my gosh! Look how close they got to you 🙂 I bet your little ones were so excited! I know mine would have been xxxx
I’m so excited about getting to take the Mini Grumpy Egyptian to feed the ducks when she’s a bit bigger. I have such fond memories of doing it as a child
I love feeding the ducks with mine but those pesky seagulls drive me nuts! They’re very adept at catching bread mid air!
It’s always good to go out and when you start looking around, you see that you can find many things to do, with kids.
I love it! Winter is the time of the year I enjoyed the most!
Looking at your day, it seems you all enjoyed it a lot. XX