Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bristol 08 / Out of hibernation

You know those families who are always out and about, in the fresh air, whatever the weather? We are not one of those. You're much more likely to find us curled up on the sofa watching a film than waterproof-ed up and digging about in mud.

Sunday's beautiful sunshine tempted us out of hibernation, eyes blinking in the bright blue, and we made our way up to one of my very favourite places in Bristol - the Royal Fort Gardens. I have pictures of me playing here, probably younger than my children are now. I came and sat here when A was just a few days old, its proximity to the hospital in which he (and T, and I) came into the world making it the perfect spot for reflection.

It's also the perfect spot for reflection now, with an incredible mirrored piece of public art by Jeppe Hein mesmerising the boys the minute we arrived. We took bikes - T is on the verge of mastering bike-riding - and we also made our own fun. The Royal Fort Gardens is not a playground, nor a park in its true sense, but is full of trees to climb, hills to roll down, bushes to hide in, and plenty of flat grass for football and a game of 'What's the time, Mr Wolf?'.

I think Sunday may have persuaded us to become one of those outdoor families after all.

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