Our Thursday Photo #65

Finally, things seem to be calming down.

We managed to get a few days away at the weekend in the beautiful Forest of Dean. I was working against the clock to finish my work on Saturday but when it was done, we were incommunicado until Monday. Bliss.

And now? Things are still busy, but much more reasonable. I even managed to get out for a swim this morning. Which was a big of a relief really as I’m still totally unable to run after being run over by Bubbles.

In the name of chilling out, this week we’ve done lots of walking and lots of reading. Yesterday, I was challenged to take part in the #Walk500 charity challenge with HF Holidays and the British Heart Foundation.

Of course, walking is good for the heart anyway and now it’s good for the British Heart Foundation too. For every mile walked up to the 500 mile target, HF Holidays will donate £5 to the BHF.

Anyone can get involved, just tag three or more friends on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word and make a donation to The British Heart Foundation via www.justgiving.com/walk500withhfholidays or text HFHW50 £3 to 70070.

Here is the photo I will be sharing. It’s from my walk this morning with the dogs.

2015-08-06 12.06.39I think you’ll agree it’s a beautiful place to walk – and the dogs (and children) think it’s a great place to play tag too.

This week we’re reading “What the Ladybird Heard Next” by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

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We are all huge fans of Julia Donaldson and have her audio book collection, including “What the Ladybird Heard” so we were delighted to be sent the sequel.

This one has glitter on every page and tells the story of Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len’s latest scam – and the ladybird’s cunning plan to fool them.

The plan involves a smelly pile of muck and a giant bird. It is ideal for Libby’s age group because of the easy to follow story and rhyming verse.

Lia was also rather taken with it, which I suppose was predictable as she is a real bird lover. She also enjoyed shouting “Stinks!” at the mud pile as Hugh and Len battled with it.

Our Thursday photo #65 was taken yesterday at the park. It’s not a normal, posed photo but I absolutely love it.

Every time we go to the park, Libby insists on spending a considerable amount of time pushing Lia on the swing. I love that she wants to do that rather than going off and doing her own thing.

Next week, we’re heading to the park with a picnic at Libby’s request. I think that sounds like a lovely day out.

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