When we woke up on Wednesday, I was sure the day was going to be a complete bust. It was grey, miserable and rainy outside.
Fortunately, I was proved wrong. After a slightly grey morning, the sun came out and it turned into an absolutely beautiful day.
To celebrate, Tom and I set off for a longish walk along the River Lee. I don’t know what it is about being near water, but something in me just relaxes whenever I’m around rivers, lakes, ponds or the sea.
We wandered along happily in the sunshine, admiring the houseboats, dodging cyclists, and grabbing the odd late blackberry from the hedgerow.
I originally had the intention to head for Wicks Wood, but was seduced off the path by this little woodland clearing.
Tom then proved he really is a toddler, deciding that we were going to head along a path he found between the trees.
He walked steadily for a good 15 minutes before we looped back to the river and he discovered his very first muddy puddle.
He splashed happily for a bit, before agreeing to get back in the buggy for the walk home.
A bit of sunshine, a riverside walk and a muddy puddle. Simple things that make for a wonderful day!