Blowing away the cobwebs
Getting some fresh air to banish those winter ills.
Regular readers will know that my children and I like to get outdoors when we can. Although we don’t do it every week, I do try my best to get us all outside as much as possible.
But this year we’ve been hibernating somewhat. Since our Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers just before Christmas we haven’t left our house much. There was one New Year’s Eve trip to see a pantomime, but that really has been about it.
I’m blaming it on illness and infections. My husband was diagnosed with pneumonia yet again (he last had it in September and it resulted in a hospital stay) and obviously hasn’t had the energy to do very much. My children and I have had our own inevitable coughs and colds too.
Luckily, my children were given a LeapTV for Christmas by their grandparents so they’ve been keeping themselves active this January using that. But, I’ve increasingly been hankering after a proper bout of fresh air to well and truly ‘blow away the cobwebs’.
So last weekend we donned our winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves and headed outdoors to get that much needed fresh air.
We even made a friend on our travels who insisted on following us almost all of the way home.
The fresh air certainly made us reinvigorated. We stopped off at the park for a quick play, but headed home as the sun began to set.
I’m joining in with the “Country Kids” linky over on the Coombe Mill blog this week. Click on the badge below to find other great outdoor play posts.