We have reached the halfway point of the school holidays and the days are starting to come somewhat repetitive. It is impossible to be able to go somewhere and have plans every single day, so sometimes there are long days at home. These days are hard so last Friday the sun was shining, so I decided we would go down to the river and go feed the ducks.
We are lucky that we have the River Severn run through our little town. It’s so easy to forget how such a simple thing can be so much fun. We parked in town and went to the little market and got three bags of seed then went down on the Cliff Railway which is still such a novelty to the kids. I was really shocked how quiet it all was as usually on a warm day, the town is filled with tourists so it was nice we got it to ourselves.
We had a walk across the bridge and tried to spot some ducks. Again, I was convinced it would be so busy and the ducks would already be waiting – this wasn’t the case! However we had a lovely walk by the river and managed to snap some beautiful photos. I only had my iPhone so not the best but still lovely to appreciate what is on our doorstep.
After walking up and down, we finally found some ducks and managed to get rid of the 3kg bags of seed I was carrying! There were a load of huge geese come and my god they have no fear! Charlie to my amazement wasn’t phased and was even trying to stroke them, which for him is a big deal.
After feeding them, we had a walk back across the bridge and at Charlie’s request we went to this little tearoom we had found a few weeks back. It’s a small little place which is run by a lovely couple. It’s proper old school as they don’t accept cards and menus are hand written. We went and sat out on the terrace which looks directly on to the river and had drinks, teacakes and slices of cake. It was just wonderful.
Too often, I get hung up on trying to organise big days out. As it doesn’t look like we will be going away as we are off to Disney later in the year, it can seem make the holidays seem long and a tad boring. But when you realise what is on your doorstep, it really is the simple things that the kids adore.