Popping Back To Find Peter Rabbit

Last year we took a trip to Limpsfield Common, Surrey to take a walk in the bluebell woods where we were over the moon to discover the wooded area was home to some magical little homes that housed Peter Rabbit and his friends.

I had caught sight of some bluebells popping their heads up over the past few weeks so decided to make a return visit today.

Number four was so excited about going and this time decided he wanted to write a letter to leave in the little post office when we got there.  It had clearly left an impression on him last year as it could recall it all perfectly.

We first came across the pretty little home of the hedgehog’s that number five was most taken with.


We didn’t stop here for long as number four had a firm grip on his letter that he was eager to leave for Peter Rabbit.


We made our way through the delicate bluebells in search of more of the miniature houses that the children so love.

The bluebell weren’t so abundant this year but I’m not sure if we were a little early.

Number four caught sight of the tiny post office and made a beeline straight for it.

He placed his letter inside and both the boys had a little cuddle with Peter Rabbit.  There was more than a little strop when number five realised he couldn’t take it home with him!

Strop dealt with they made their way over to a large area that was covered with felled trees.  They love nothing more than clambering on tree trunks and picking up sticks so this was perfect.

We finished off our trip with a swing on the newly added ‘Squirell Nutkin’ tree swing.  It is in such a tranquil spot  I could have sat there all day.

Everything about this place is simply stunning and well worth a visit with or without the bluebells.


Image Of The Week:Bokeh

Until reading up on this weeks challange I had no idea what the wonderful blurring on photos was called!

It was something that I have always  loved but only managed to create by chance.

I have a day trip planned with a photographer friend of mine soon so hopefully she will be able to give me some good tips on creating this effect.

Here is my image that was created by pure luck!!

   

 

Through My Child’s Eyes:Festival Time

My daughter and I are currently arguing a lot over who is using the camera when we are out and about.

We have both recently found a love of photography and want to capture every moment we see.  A camera is now top of her Christmas list.

We visited the wonderful Elderflower Festival a few weeks ago and here are a few of the pics that she managed to capture.

   
               
 

  

#CheckOutThatView:Half Term Landscapes

I love to ensure that the children’s holidays are filled with fun and adventure and love nothing more than getting them out and about in the fresh air.

We don’t go out and spend a fortune, we just like to get out and about in the countryside and look at what the great outdoors has to offer.

This half term we have been on lots of adventures and would love to share with you some of the fabulous views we have been lucky enough to see.

   
          

 

Searching For Peter Rabbit’s Post Office In The Bluebells

  

Spring is my favourite time of the year for many reasons.  I love the longer days, the warmer weather(hopefully) and the abundance of beautiful spring flowers that you have the opportunity to venture out and see.

We always have an annual trip out to walk through the bluebell woods.  I am always taken back by the majestic sight of the beautiful purple bonnets covering every inch of the woodland.

   
   

It is said that in folk law that bluebells are known as ‘fairy flowers’ and they are used to capture small people!

   
    

We had a change of venue today and after seeing some great pictures on a friends Facebook we took a trip to the National Trust site Limpsfied Common in Surrey.  There are several car parks across the common but if you want a little something special added to your trip choose the Ridlands Grove car park.

From here a wonderful people have created five mini wooden houses through the woodland for you to find.  There is Peter Rabbit’s Post Office, Hedgehog Hall, Owl House, Fox Villas and a couple more.

   
      

Owl house was nestled high in the trees so was a tricky one to spot, hedgehog hall came complete with its own working wishing well and my favourite was Peter Rabbit’s Post Office where you can leave a donation in the little red post box or write a letter to pop inside the office.  Number four enjoyed getting Peter out and giving him a carrot.

   
   

We spent the rest of our trip climbing trees, walking along logs and searching for Fox Villas which eluded us.  We will be back to to hunt it out again soon!

   
               

  

  

            

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