We’ve definitely noticed the clocks going back this week. The weather has been (mostly) fine, but the dark evenings are putting a bit of a limit on our outdoor time.
Monday started sunny, and we spent a lovely morning in the playground. Plans for a long afternoon walk were shelved after Tom took an unusually long afternoon nap, leaving us only an hour to enjoy the outdoors. We headed back to the park instead, where Tom investigated the autumn leaves.
Once the morning clouds had cleared, Wednesday was a beautiful sunny day. We spent the morning on the Marshes, where Tom bonded with an oak tree and I practiced my tai chi. In the afternoon, we headed along the River Lee for our riverside walk. Read more about it here.
Thursday was a nursery day, so we took our usual walk in through the park. The clock change meant that we had a very dark walk back. Despite the lack of light, we did manage to stop in the playground for a quick swing.
Friday’s walk to nursery was a damp one, as it was chucking it down with rain. I got soaked, but Tom was cosy and dry inside his buggy. That evening was his nursery’s multicultural feast for Black History Month and I had to stay a bit late at work, so Mr Techno handled pick up.
Saturday was another lovely day. We decided to make more use of the garden, so Mr Techno and I headed out with Tom and a cup of coffee each. Tom indulged in some ‘messy play’ (aka digging in the potting soil) and kindly shared his bounty with me.
Mr Techno went to work just before lunch, so Tom and I spent the afternoon on the Hackney Marsh playing fields, where Tom pottered up and down happily (though not in the direction I was hoping he would go in).
Sunday morning was cold and misty. Tom and I took a suitable autumnal walk in the woods (involving more arguments about which way to go). We met a friend of mine in the afternoon for a walk on the Walthamstow Marches. I was too busy chatting and failed to notice Tom’s rain footies falling out of the buggy, so he is currently lacking any waterproof footwear. We’ve ordered another pair though, which should arrive shortly.
Verdict: pretty good