With pretty grim weather for weeks on end, the promise of a little sun was all we needed to kick start us for a rare family day out last Sunday. We packed a picnic and headed to the beautiful Styal Quarry Bank Mill.
We enjoyed a picnic as soon as we arrived and then set off with wheels and all to enjoy the Southern Woods Walk
The sun was shining and lots of folk had exactly the same idea
I was appalled at the amount of litter, I mean c'mon! Do people really have no regard for their environment and the ecology???!!!!! To be honest this really infuriates me. Back in the day when I used to walk every day, I always use to collect litter wherever I went and I just wish people will start realising the damage they cause. This is no example for our children and the next generation! (sorry rant over).
It was such a beautiful day and I think we claimed the very best of it
The kids had fun exploring
climbing up steep banks and making friends along the way
I love the freedom that these kind of walks bring for kids, its a real chance to push the boundaries and see what your nerve is made of
Half of the walk was perfect for the wheelchair, but we made the mistake to do the full circle and ran into a bit of trouble with the last section being too boggy for the wheelchair, which meant I had to do a fair bit of walking (well for me anyway). Unfortunately I have been paying for it all this week, but I must add that it was a little blessing in disguise too. It was wonderful walking hand in hand with my special girl, swinging our arms as we went and in fact it brought a tear to my eye. These are the little things I so yearn for and miss and despite the fact that it has knocked me for six this week, I am sure my angels wanted us to share a special moment and that is exactly what we did.
I am currently struggling to juggle my health with everything else it seems that this week called for some calm. I am not sure whether I honestly fulfilled this remit, but I have managed to abstained from the computer, so I apologise if I am a little behind in reading your lovely blogs. I will hopefully get around to reading some of the posts this weekend. I also have some other news to share with you, so hopefully I will be back soon.
Wishing you all a really enjoyable weekend.