I haven’t found it easy in the last month to spend that much time outdoors. What with back to back viruses, constant rain and then the bitter cold it’s no surprise that Bumblebee’s favourite phase became ‘I want my pillow’ whenever we tried to go out.
Ladybird even took up singing and recorder clubs at lunchtime last week – I think more because it meant she didn’t have to play outside than a love for either singing or recorder playing. We’ll see how it goes once the weather warms up again.
We’ve managed a couple of very muddy walks in the woods. The challenge of staying upright in the mud and the satisfying squelching kept the twins occupied for about an hour, although Ladybird did need some I-spy to keep her going for the last stretch.
And then last weekend the snow finally came. We spent most of the day watching it build up ready for sledging in the afternoon. We topped up the seed feeders, put out some nuts, bread and water and waited in the warm to watch while the blackbirds, blue tits, wood pigeons, robins, starlings, greenfinches, chaffinches and even a jay all flitted in and out of the garden.
Once the snow eased off, we wrapped up and took the sledges for a play. Funnily enough Bumblebee forgot all about his pillow.
Don’t forget the to take part in the Great British Birdwatch this weekend – http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch