MySundayPhoto – A Sunday walk, fresh air, and a little bit of Imagination

MySundayPhoto – A Sunday walk, fresh air, and a little bit of Imagination

There is nothing like fresh air, a family walk, and a little bit of imagination. I look forward to our family walks all week… It gives an opportunity to chat, catch up on the week gone by, and just enjoy each other’s company without iPads and TVs to distract us. Β It has been so very cold this week and babyS has been feeling a little under the weather, so with a free day today, we wrapped up, donned the Wellington boots, warm clothes, and headed out to the woods…whatever the weather.

We decided to head out to Delamere Forest – a particular favourite of ours. Β The Gruffalo trail is currently at the forest and is a 1.5mile walk which is just about manageable for little legs. We set off early, parked Otis, had a quick cup of tea and headed off to find the little brown mouse.. the snake.. the fox…the gruffalo and any other animal or creature we could find.

The girls however had other ideas – armed with their fairy wings, tutus, bubbles and buckets of imagination, they went off on their way to spy any little people hiding in those trees………

Baby S seemed to really enjoy the fresh air πŸ™‚ We ended our day stopping by for a Sunday roast in a particular favourite restaurant of ours..before heading home to put our feet up with a hot chocolate.

We hope that you have enjoyed your weekend:)


Mrs S xx




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  1. Jan 29, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Very sweet photos, it looks like they had such fun

    Thank you for linking up

    • otisandus
      Jan 29, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you @Photalife – I am really enjoying your linky – and it is a chance to practice with my new camera! Thank you x

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks Darren, I enjoy MySundayPhoto – i will keep practising with that camera! x

  2. Jan 30, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I started reading this post and it sounded like me! I am just the same, when we don’t have visitors staying in mid winter and can claim a family weekend I love to gather my family for a country walk. Persuading tens and tweens to leave technology for a few hours is always a bribe, but even they admit to having a wonderful time once they are out. Seeing your lovely photos all dressed up as fairies reminds me of easier outing when they were young. These are such precious times, make the most of them all. Your photos are gorgeous and tell of the most idyllic time. Well done the Forestry Commission and the Gruffalo, it is a great way to incentivise a country walk.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much Fiona for such a lovely comment. I do love our family walks and outdoor adventures! I really can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit so we can start camping and introduce our little man to the wonderful outdoors. I am really enjoying #CountryKids, – I am so glad I found your blog ! Thankyou xxxx

  3. Feb 1, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    We are off to the Delamere Forest in March in our campervan. My boys will love the Gruffalo Trail too. #countrykids

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      There are so many wonderful places to camp near by! and so much to do around this area. Have a lovely time! thanks for stopping by!xx

  4. Feb 1, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Oh I am so happy you linked up this week as I had no idea the Gruffalo Trail was at Delamere. We are less than a hour away and the boys will love this. Might try and squeeze it in this weekend …excited!!!! #PlaydaysRunways

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Enjoy Michelle! The kids really enjoyed it – I do love Delamere it is such a wonderful place. Have a lovely weekend!xxx

  5. Feb 1, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I love the fairy wings and that last photo peeking out of the den is just adorable. Looks like your girls were having a wonderful time πŸ™‚ #countrykids

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much Louise! We had such a lovely day – I do enjoy our weekend walks. Thanks for stopping by xxx

  6. Feb 2, 2017 / 1:50 am

    Just loving the tutus, welly boots and fairy wings πŸ™‚ Looks like you had a lovely time. We left the UK before the Gruffalo trails started appearing. My boys would have loved them when they were younger πŸ™‚ #countrykids

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you so much, I am afraid those tutus and fairy wings and wellies come out for most of our outside adventures πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! xx

  7. Feb 2, 2017 / 9:01 am

    We love a good gruffalo trail and have still been known to go to Alice Holt where there is one hidden in the woods. Love the skirts and wellies!! Such a great excuse to get the kids outdoors. stopping by from
    #countrykids x

    • otisandus
      Feb 2, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much. It is lovely to leave technology behind and put down the phones, iPads, turn off the TV’s and get outside isn’t it! thanks for stopping by. x

  8. Feb 3, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Awww these are so adorable, the girls look awesome in their little tutus. Looks like they all had a great adventure x #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

  9. Feb 6, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Loving these photos! Look so magical and bet it must be a great place for a stroll.

  10. Feb 6, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Ha ha! I’m still laughing… We stumbled across your website via #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky and have now realised that we are not the only ones to name our blog after our Volkswagen T5 van :o) Great minds, and all that!

    And we, too, love to just get outside whatever the weather and have a mini-adventure (occasionally dressed as a ballerina, fairy, knight or whatever else takes the kids’ fancy). It looks like you had a wonderful family Sunday.

    Greetings from Otis from her Luxembourgish cousin, Daisy!

    • otisandus
      Feb 6, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      I absolutely love this! I am so glad you stumbled across our blog. I can’t wait to follow your little adventures in your camper . And I’m so happy we are not the only ones that have named our blog after a T5 ! Ha ha . Hello to Daisy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • otisandus
      Feb 13, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much – we do love our winter woodland walks. Thanks for stopping by and commenting xxx

  11. Ella
    Mar 12, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I seriously need to invest in a tutu and some fairy wings to go with my wellies for our next adventure! I feel like I’m missing out!! X

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