I accept the baton and clasp it gratefully. I had meant to write this post yesterday. My Girl began pre-school - hooray!!! - freeing me up for five mornings a week and so, during her first session, I was going to share with you ten smells that make me happy, which would have included the aroma of Sexy Older Man and the whiff of a blown-out candle. However, despite having three whole hours without a little person trying to persuade me to dress up as a faery or turn the carpet into a giant jigsaw puzzle, the time just whizzed by and the post never got written.
During the afternoon, My Girl and I climbed up into the woods, which you can read all about in my Weston Mercury Blog. While we were there, I got to thinking about how much time we spend up on Worlebury Hill and why I would never want to move away from this area. Therefore, my Great Read Award considers just this: ten things I love about the Woods at Worlebury Hill, Weston:
- The way my lower body gets exercised and how aerobically fit all that walking makes me feel.
- The varied shapes and colours of the trees.
- The smell of the ground after a spell of rain.
- Playing hide and seek with plenty to hide behind.
- Watching My Girl jump, sit and lie in muddy puddles.
- Eating faeries in our role of Big Witch and Little Witch.
- Taking photos of the views over Brean Down/Somerset on one side and Sand Point/Wales on the other.
- Noticing the moving shadows of the leaves and branches against the Wood floor.
- The seasons - all of them!
- Spending quality time with My Girl with no-one else around.
I now pass the Great Read Award on to the wonderful Tim Worth, full-time carer and father to two teenagers.