The First Day Of Spring

Yesterday the sun came out and for the first time this year it wasn’t accompanied with the bitter cold that comes with the winter sun.  It was warm, really warm.  Which meant it was far too nice a day to spend inside.

We are lucky that a few minutes drive away from our house is a little nature reserve that despite being in the middle of what is quite a suburban area makes you feel like you are miles away and even when it’s busy (as it was yesterday) you hardly bump into anyone on the walk round.  Well, maybe a giant wooden owl!


It somewhere we’ve been bringing O since he was a baby.  When we first brought him he snuggled into Daddy’s chest in his BabyBjorn carrier (and we had to stop every 20 metres because my husband was paranoid he was going to suffocate him), before progressing to his pram and then his buggy.  He’s been walking round it for a while, but yesterday was the first time that he walked all the way round without once asking to be carried.  Another sign that my little man is growing up!


One thing about O is that he is super competitive and we don’t get to walk round altogether, everything is a race.  A race up the hill, a race to the next tree and Daddy is not allowed to beat us, or be in front of us at any point on the walk.  If I’m lucky sometimes I’m allowed to win, but never Daddy!


It was so lovely to be out in the sunshine and what Spring day isn’t complete without a little trip to feed the ducks.  O loves it and gives a running commentary of which duck is eating which piece of bread as he’s doing it.  The only problem is trying to get him to come away at the end!


Yesterday was a hint of what is to come and I can’t wait for this summer.  I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a good one!

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  1. rachelreallife
    March 8, 2015 / 10:27 am

    I love the first Spring like day, we had a wonderful day in the sunshine as well yesterday. It’s been a long time since we have fed the ducks though! Must do that soon.
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  2. March 8, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Ahh this is lovely, looks like a really nice place to go for a walk too! Love little O’s shoes they look super cute!
    It’s so special to go for walks in places you’ve been going to since they were tiny isn’t it! Brings back so many memories every time and definitely makes you realise how quickly and how much they are changing!! X
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  3. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    March 8, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    lovely photos and looks like a brilliant day.
    I hope yesterday’s weather was a sign of things to come for the summer it was glorious!
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  4. March 8, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Yay for spring and summer like weather. Can you believe we were in tshirts yesterday! And then it has rained all day although as I write this comment I can see a lovely blue sky out! 4pm. Blimey where has the weekend gone AGAIN. We love to get out for a winters walk. Such good quality time together. Fingers crossed the warmer weather keeps a coming as I am desperately ready for it now. #TheOrdinaryMoments x
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  5. You Baby Me Mummy
    March 9, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Lovely pictures, what a wonderful place to explore! x
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  6. Carrie-Time to be an Adult
    March 9, 2015 / 9:55 am

    What a lovely area to have nearby, Spring has definitely sprung now…everyone is getting out and about!!
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  7. March 9, 2015 / 10:22 am

    This looks like a lovely place for a walk and your little man clearly enjoyed it. And no coat! Wow, Spring is definitely here. Yay! x
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  8. Notmyyearoff
    March 9, 2015 / 10:50 am

    I love Spring so much, mainly because I dislike Winter so much 🙂 I love how all the flowers are so determined to bloom and you can seeing flecks of bright colour all over the place.
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  9. March 9, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    What a lovely place to have on your doorstep- it sounds beautiful! And obviously holds lots of memories for you as a family which is even lovelier. We are also doing the race thing at the moment- everywhere is a race! I can’t wait for Spring to come for real! x
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  10. March 9, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Oh you’re so lucky to have such a beautiful place nearby – and it was a gorgeous day in the sunshine for the icing on the cake!
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  11. March 10, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Love how daddy is never allowed to win! What a great walk to have so close. That wooden owl is fab. x
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  12. March 10, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    It looks like you had a really lovely time. And it’s so nice to be lout without having to put a million layers on isn’t it?!

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