Thursday photo #176

Woo hoo, wheeeee…. Lia to the rescue!

Lia hurtled around the corner, peddling towards her big sister at breakneck speed. Libby lay sprawled on the floor crying, with a bike on top of her. In her usual manner, she had heard her dad telling her to look where she was going and completely ignored him. As she turned around to look behind her, she landed in the ditch.

Forest of Dean | The Forest of Dean is a beautiful area of forestry commission owned land in Gloucestershire. It is also one of the best places in the UK to go cycling. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, downhill cycling, rode cycling or just a leisurely bike ride with the family, there will be a cycle trail for you in the Forest of Dean. Check out these 12 things that will make your cycling adventure even better. Then pump up the tyres, get outside into the fresh air and get riding!

The weekend we’ve been waiting for

A few weeks ago when the schools went back, I was ready to put my feet up. I’d fitted work around the children for six weeks and now I would suddenly have more time. But it didn’t happen. I’d been putting work off where possible until the first week of term and I was overwhelmed.

So, the weekends continued as they had been for weeks. The girls going for days out with my husband whilst I stayed at home to work. Until last weekend. I finally feel like I’ve got on top of my work, so we headed for the Forest of Dean.

I’ve been amazed at how well Lia’s cycling has come on in just a few weeks. I knew I’d spend a lot of time running alongside her because she hasn’t mastered the brakes yet. But I hadn’t really planned on an 11 mile run. It was perfect for me – I needed the exercise. But if anyone sat near us in Wagamama’s on the way home, I’m sorry.

Forest of Dean | The Forest of Dean is a beautiful area of forestry commission owned land in Gloucestershire. It is also one of the best places in the UK to go cycling. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, downhill cycling, rode cycling or just a leisurely bike ride with the family, there will be a cycle trail for you in the Forest of Dean. Check out these 12 things that will make your cycling adventure even better. Then pump up the tyres, get outside into the fresh air and get riding!

When is it my turn?

We dropped Libby off at school on the first day of term and I got out of the car to kiss her goodbye. When I got back in, Lia asked me when it would be her turn to go to school. I explained that next year, she would be able to go to school too.

Then, it was time to drop her at preschool. And when I picked her up, we got into the car and she said, “Mum, some people don’t eat all their lunch.”

And since then, we’ve had the same conversations every morning and afternoon.

Soon it will be your turn little one. Just keep eating your lunch.

Our Thursday photo #176

I love this photo of the girls with their bikes in the Forest of Dean. I look forward to many more days of cycling as a family.

Forest of Dean | The Forest of Dean is a beautiful area of forestry commission owned land in Gloucestershire. It is also one of the best places in the UK to go cycling. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, downhill cycling, rode cycling or just a leisurely bike ride with the family, there will be a cycle trail for you in the Forest of Dean. Check out these 12 things that will make your cycling adventure even better. Then pump up the tyres, get outside into the fresh air and get riding!

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6 Comments

  1. September 21, 2017 / 7:04 am

    It’s funny what children pick up on. They don’t miss a trick! Give it a few more weeks and Lia will be snaffling unwanted goodies haha.

    Love the cycling photos but not the bit about Libby being squished by her bike. Although the vision did make me chuckle (I know you will have at least smirked at this too).
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    • monsterid October 5, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Haha this made me laugh, you’re so right! I do hope I don’t start getting notes home about her thieving food!!
      Nat.x

  2. September 22, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Fab photo! It’s amazing that they can cycle so far.
    Had to laugh at Libby’s shock that some children don’t finish their lunch! 🙂 x
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    • monsterid October 5, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you, they do love to cycle. And it appears it isn’t becoming any less shocking as the term goes on, she still remarks on it every day!
      Nat.x

  3. September 26, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Hi Nat, I bet you’re counting the days until it’s Libby’s turn to join her older sister! Oh the peace!.. I can see why you like the photo, and I hope your girls grow up enjoying physical activity as much as you do.

    xx
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    • monsterid October 5, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Haha yes, it will certainly be peaceful. I think I’ll secretly miss having a child at home though.
      Nat.x

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