Last weekend, my partner Dave and I and our son Lucas went to Bournemouth. Dave's mum has a house there and we try to go every year. Before we left I had so much work to do. We had only planned to go for a long weekend but I had said to Dave I could really do with the time to sort things out in the office, editing, website updating etc. He convinced me to go and I'm so glad he did :0)
It's so easy sometimes to get caught up in a cycle of house chores and work and forget about your other needs. Sometimes I forget that I need to switch off. After all I'm usually more productive in the long run if I do!
We were going to do other things whilst we were there, things that cost money, but in the end decided that a bucket and spade, sitting on the beach and walking around would be enough.
And it was!
It's such a cliche' but it always seems to be ...that the best things in life are free.
This little guy made our day! Walking through Bournemouth Gardens we noticed a squirrel who seemed to be very friendly, running up to a little girl and taking walnuts right from her hand. The girls father kindly gave Lucas a walnut and I quickly grabbed the camera. You may all think i'm nuts but I have never been this close to a squirrel and I was just as excited at this new experience as Lucas was!
Lucas didn't stop talking about feeding the squirrels and if I wasn't an adult I wouldn't have stopped either ;)
So, next day we came back loaded with unsalted nuts and much to our delight, he must have told his friends, as we had three squirrels to feed.
|Checking us out first, am I safe?|
|They grab the nuts from your hand then run up a tree, back legs spread they hang like bats whilst they munch on their nuts, made us laugh. When they're full, they're not stupid. They grab some more from you and bury them to save for later! So cute :)|
|We walked up Bournemouth pier and looked at the sea through the wooden slats. It was so windy but warm and we watched the fishermen cast into the sea. Lucas Jumped on one of the stationary bikes and pretended he'd won a race.|
As Pooh once said to Piglet
“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”