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Friday, 26 April 2013

Walking in the rain


It was an impromptu trip to Stirling for a play date with friends in the afternoon. That meant I had a whole morning where the wee man needed to be occupied. I'm not quite sure what to do in Stirling when  it rains and I'll admit on the drive from Glasgow, as it was bucketing it down, I was looking to see what we could do indoors. Thankfully on arrival at Stirling University the weather relented a bit. So with a slight drizzle we ventured forward as the Loch was certainly more appealing than soft play.

The wee man discovered his bag of toys for later so we also took Upsy Daisy, Igglepiggle, a tombliboo, some haahoos, 2 cars, a helicopter, a fire engine and an ambulance as well. We all chatted with the ducks and swans. We found smalls sticks and a very big one too. We found as many stones as we could to throw into the Loch. 

Then we were ready for some lunch as long as it was chips with ketchup or should that be ketchup with chips?

 Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 



39 comments:

  1. He looked well prepared for the rain!
    The "should that be ketchup with chips" sounds soooo familiar ;) xx

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    1. I know right! He likes to suck the ketchup off the chips!

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  2. Looks a really great walk outside, the one with the stick is brilliant...makes him look like a complete pro!

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  3. Lovely photos. So much fun to be had, whatever the weather.

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  4. SO SO SO lovely that you never let the weather keep you indoors and what he is wearing looks superb. He's always wrapped up and cute looking your son. Can't wait to see him in Summer clothes, but I will miss these cute days too.

    Never knew you were in Scotland :-)

    Him throwing stones in the water sounds just like Aaron but we made that connection before :-)

    Play dates are great aren't they. We had one Thursday :-) The blog post you commented on.

    Your photography is always so superb. I nominated you in the BIBS photo category for that reason :-)

    Liska x

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    1. Such a lovely comment Liska thank you! Thanks for thinking of my little blog worthy of a nomination! I think our boys may enjoy a play date together a shame we are so far away!

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    2. You should connect with Claire at Grumpinator blog. She also has a little boy (similar age) is one of my best bloggy mates and IS based in Scotland :-)
      xxx

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  5. Just read the other comments and saw Mother Goutte's. I was also planning on commenting on the ketchup as Aaron LOVES it (too much).
    Liska x

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  6. The Wee Man was certainly dressed for the rain and obviously enjoyed his time chatting to the wildlife and exploring the grounds. My children would say ketchup with chips! Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

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    1. We try to be prepared! Water, stick and stones is all my wee man needs!

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  7. Lovely pictures, made me miss mine at this age

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  8. Such beautiful pictures. My favourite memories as a child are of little walks.

    Herding Cats

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    1. I am hoping my wee man is making wonderful memories!

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  9. no such thing as bad weather just bad clothes!

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    1. I try to say that to myself over and over sometimes I have to be honest the wet weather defeats us!

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  10. love his rain gear! And yes ketchup with chips is the norm in our house too!

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  11. chips and ketchup mmmm!!
    sorry to start my comment with that
    i love his all in one rain suit. i love how this shows that the simple things are so much fun . your photos are great and i love how it looks like he is having a conversation with that swan! and i smiled when I saw how big his stick is!! lovely stuff x

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    1. Lol that's fine it's a firm favourite here! The swans and ducks were very friendly but if they got too close the wee man would run away! We can't pass a stick without him picking it up and he just loves the big ones!

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  12. I adore his waterproof outfit - I'm about to get some for Kitty and Ozzy as it happens.

    Feeding the ducks is one of my favourite things to do - I really should do it more!

    Lovely, happy photos as always x

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    1. It comes in very handy for all the puddle jumping! We actually did not feed the ducks but they still came over to say hello! Do you know technically you should not feed the ducks bread?

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  13. Such a lovely set of photographs, really feels like we've done the walk with you x

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  14. His puddlesuit is gorgeous. Brilliant pictures too, we love feeding the ducks. I haven't been to Stirling for years, there used to be a fantastic safari perk and adventure playground, I don't know if it still exists!

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    1. Both are still very much there. Have yet to get to the Safari Park. We are in Glasgow but have friends in Stirling who we visit often!

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  15. I too just love the rain-suit. I must get one for my daughter - I think my son is a bit too big for them now. Beautiful pictures, so glad I cam across your blog via #CountryKids - I'll definitely be popping back xx

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  16. Lovely pictures as always :) The rain suit is fab - perfect for the Scottish climate - we're from Edinburgh - although I always think Glasgow is wetter ;) Love the big stick!

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  17. Wow, what absolutely gorgeous pictures!

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  18. Ahh your photos are beautiful!! Loving the one where the swan and your little one are watching each other!! Xxx

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  19. Fantastic photo's, I think we should do some walking in the rain :o)

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  20. Stunning pictures - what a beautiful boy you have! You've inspired me to stop being such a wuss about the rain. In the afternoons it's tricky to get out at the moment because F is so exhausted after nursery and I'm so exhausted after being up for work at 4am. I'm looking forward to that changing over the summer though and will make an effort to get out even if it is pouring down!

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  21. I love his little puddle-jumper suit, we love to get out and splash in puddles. Lovely photos too, he looks like he enjoyed it x

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  22. These are beautiful photos, and I love his little outfit! So cute! x

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  23. oh I love these photos looks a lovely place even with abit of rain

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  24. What stunning photos! Who knew that walking the rain could be so much fun? Lovely :)
    xxx

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