Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Den building in the woods

We are now in the throws of the school summer holidays. Being naturally rather tight with my money ( apart, of course, from trips to the Clinique counter) I am always on the look out for cheap/free activities for my boys to enjoy during their time off school.

Yesterday I had them booked onto a "Den Building Course". This involved taking them to some nearby woods where a team of people took them, and several other children, to make dens. It was raining, but they had the most brilliant time! They were with some of their friends and made a den, complete with extension and carpet, which won them first prize. There was no actual prize, just the joy and honour of having made the best hideout!

We then had a picnic in the woods with our friends. By this time the rain had stopped and we decided to go for a walk. The trail was about 2 1/2 miles, through the trees and was most enjoyable.All in all a good day out!! I even managed to be a good mum when we got home, digging up potatoes from the garden and making a yummy chicken pie.Ho hum!!


Gail said...

Great den! I wish there were opportunities like that around here.

Mahmood said...

Great scenery. Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. God is Great. Best wishes.


Builder Jack said...

Love the blog and the photos. It reminds me of my time in the cubs - very emotive. Thanks for sharing.