Saturday, 31 July 2010

Children, moos & bikes


On Monday we went to Kent for a couple of days. My sister has recently moved there from France. We had a bit of a family gathering and celebrated my parents' birthdays.
On Tuesday we headed back home to the West Country with an extra passenger in the car, my nephew. Miss P and Mast S are the same age (just 3 weeks apart) and share a love of nature and the outdoors.

During the week they have been exploring the countryside, cycling, waving to the steam train going by at the bottom of the field, creating a den (called HQ...) and many other activities. Today Miss P and Mast S went on a 5 km bike ride around country lanes in the Mendip Hills, Alan and I followed on foot.


First stop to say hello to the moos as Miss P calls them




Miss P and Mast S chatted to cows, they were most attentive!












Lovely views on the way


and some lovely houses






Race you!


How much further?


Two happy children!

I am glad that they are both outdoor children, it certainly helps during the summer holidays. I don't like the idea of them staying indoors all day watching TV. We are lucky enough to live in the countryside, in my opinion it gives children far more freedom when it comes to playing outdoors. Miss P has learnt so much since living here.

Since the arrival of the summer holidays it's been all go! So many things going on and of quality time being spent with my family. Normal blogging service will resume in September! (I hardly spend any time on the computer at the moment hence the lack of visits to your blogs, I am sure many of you are finding the same at this time of the year)

I hope that your holidays are going well and that the children are not driving you up the wall yet... ;-)

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

THE BIKE RIDE WAS GREAT! FROM MISS P XXX

THE COUNTRYSIDE WAS AMAZING! FROM MAST S XXX

24 comments:

Clare said...

What lovely photos. They certainly look like they had a great time and how lovely for Miss P to have her cousin to stay..very exciting. Its the Catherine hill market tomorrow if you're out and about...have a lovely summer x

Cinzia said...

Wonderful photos and qonderful landscape!
Kisses from Italy.
Cinzia

It's me said...

Enjoy your vacation darling .......what a lovely kids you have........nice!!.....happy weekend hugs from Ria....enjoy have fun !!

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

That look such a lovely day! the simple things in life are always the best.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Annie x

Karen said...

They look as if they are having a wonderful time Isabelle. Both my boys enjoy outdoor life and the countryside. We went to London last monday to the Natural History Museum and then to Hamleys - great fun but very crowded and very hot and the relief when we saw green fields again from the train was enormous. Hope you have a lovely summer holiday. Karen X

SWEET MARY said...

Have a good blog break over the summer and look forward to seeing you back in September. Spring just around the corner down here in NZ so lots to do in my garden.

TheSmithHotel said...

Sigh! I so want to visit England someday and your pictures just make me want to get on a plane! Glad the kiddos are having a nice visit together! I've been busy keeping my kids entertained and my blog has suffered! Lovely pictures!
Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Jody

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Isabelle, What wonderful photo's of your daughter and nephew enjoying a country bike ride. That's the way I remember spending my summer holidays as a child. Unfortunately it wasn't in England but it was a wonderful place to grow up. Our summers were spent outside...not much TV and LOTS of playing with friends and just enjoying being children! My children are all grown up and living over 1800 miles away from us but we will be seeing them and the grandchildren soon. Can't wait! Have a wonderful Sunday...Maura

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I just noticed the little posts from the children...how sweet!

Sarah said...

Looks lovely! We've been outdoors a lot too, and I agree - it's great when the children can get out and ride their bikes and enjoy just being outdoors! Like you though, there's less blogging time....
xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you are all having a wonderful time in the countryside.
Julie xxxxxxx

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Master S is a handsome lad! Miss P looks as beautiful as ever. I shall have to show Daisy this post as she will love her loveheart top. Daisy is mad on lovehearts. I think you are so lucky to live in the countryside. Daisy loves our trips to the country and I constantly yearn to have a tree or seachange. In the meantime I sigh over your Blog. And very wise to have a break from Blogging to spend time with your family and have some life away from the computer. Enjoy your summer holidays. xx

Lisa said...

Yes time on the computer is done to the bare minimum during the holidays as (hopefully) they are so many other things to do. The photos of the 2 children together on their bikes are so sweet. Enjoy the school hols.
Lisa x

Enitram said...

Beautiful holidays in the countryside for the childrens and you!!!!

Susie's country cottage said...

You have really captured the Kent countryside beautifully in your photographs. I love the pictures with the cows.
Susie X

Summer Blue said...

I just LOVE the picture of them both riding away on their bikes, it's beautiful, I love to frame pictures like that, just capturing moments in time, not the usual posed pictures that usually end up in frames.
I too am SO glad that my children are both 'outdoors' children...come rain or shine they are both so much happier being out exploring the beaches and countryside.
Enjoy your summer,
Jane. xx

Summer Blue said...

I just LOVE the picture of them both riding away on their bikes, it's beautiful, I love to frame pictures like that, just capturing moments in time, not the usual posed pictures that usually end up in frames.
I too am SO glad that my children are both 'outdoors' children...come rain or shine they are both so much happier being out exploring the beaches and countryside.
Enjoy your summer,
Jane. xx

koralee said...

I sooooo love your photos...especially the ones of your sweet children riding their bikes. What a lovely day! Hugs my sweet friend. xoxoxo

Die Waldfee said...

Oh what a lovely Post.
I wish you a nice week.
Greetings,Moni

Les Cotrions said...

I'm happy you are enjoyed your Summer holidays!!! Very nice photos of the countryside and of two wonderful and happy children!!!!
A nice new week to you!
Vale

BusyLizzie said...

Blissful scenes! Thank you for your blog comment, I would have LOVED to visit VE day in Shepton tomorrow. I loved being there last week! Have fun xxx

topchelseagirl said...

I think it's wonderful for children to be outside exploring and having fun. Simple pleasures are the best.

maría cecilia said...

How beautiful your daughter is!!!! and how wonderful your neighbourhood is, my god!! like in the movies !!.. you live in a very extraordinary place, such beauties around, and walking over there must be a so fantastic experience. Lovely to see the children having lots to do outside...
hugs

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What idyllic area you live in!