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Monday, 14 April 2014

The First Tree Climb

There is a wooden ladder that hangs from the tree in the Nonni's garden. It is an invitation to every child's sense of adventure to climb the tree. My wee man says to me that he can't climb the ladder to touch the first branch of the tree. I simply repeat with no pressure that yes he can. So eventually he did. Touching that first branch quickly led to instructions on how to climb onto the tree.

When he got onto the tree there was a beautiful look of pride on his face. Then there was a look of confusion. 

"What do I do now mummy?"
"What do you want to do?"
"Climb higher! "

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Project 365 Days 96 - 102

It's the holiday edition this week. Enjoying great weather and the outdoor space while spending time with the nonni.

Day 96: Tractor ride

Day 97: Climbing trees

Day 98: Ladder climbing

Day 99: A spot of hide and seek

Day 100: Working the pedals

Day 101: Climbing is fun

Day 102: Bike rides with Nonno

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Snow in Spring Time

I put my wee man to bed on Thursday night and whispered to him that we were going to the mountains in the morning and would hopefully find some snow. He whispered one word back at me "snowman". I crossed everything that we would find snow in the morning. We drove to San Giorgio and thankfully there was plenty. The wee man could not contain his excitement. It was fascinating seeing the different imprints you can leave in the snow. There was a bit of slipping and sliding and sometimes our feet sunk deep into the snow to make huge holes! I'll have you know that it is so much easier making castles with snow and the wee man just loved it! It was not long before everyone was throwing snow balls at each other and of course we had to build a snow man. I guess the pictures give it away that we all forgot to bring our gloves but somehow we managed and the wee man was never going to admit that his hands were getting cold. We went to the play park for a bit which was covered in snow. We still managed to have a go on the slide and the swings. We all built up a huge appetite so went to a beautiful restaurant for our lunch where the wee man ordered his favourite - Spaghetti with parmeggiano. 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Picnic at Lake Garda

The wee man can't help but to get excited about a visit to Lago di Garda. Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and makes a popular holiday destination. Armed with a bucket and spade and a picnic in t-shirt and shorts no less we head for our destination. Bardolino is only about a 30 minute drive from the Nonni's house. There is a paved pathway along the lake side to walk or scoot as you prefer and it is lined with pebbled beaches perfect to stop and enjoy the sunshine. Wildlife does include over friendly ducks so be aware that you need to protect your food (you are not allowed to feed the ducks by the way). The wee man did not know whether to be excited or afraid when they came close for a nibble. We were also very excited to spot a swan sitting in her nest. Lots of time was spent collecting and throwing pebbles into the water. A spot of "fishing" then took place along the dock and supposedly he managed to "catch" a bucket load (imagination is needed here!) Obviously while most of this was happening mummy was rather happily relaxing on a blanket reading her book! After our picnic of brioche, cheese and proscuitto we kicked our bare feet in the sunshine and felt the different sensations on the stones and the grass. Rather bravely together the wee man and I did manage to dip our feet into the rather cold water of the Lake. 
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