Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sunny Walking and Knitting

Mary-Jane was tired this morning but wasn't having any of being in her crate (bed) so the next best thing to get her to sleep is a walk. It was a beautiful sunny morning. I bundled MJ into her buggy, along with her pram blankie that was knitted for her by Sylvia. It's a very pretty blankie using lots of summer colours. Ideal for the walk. Along with funky sunhat, MJ was ready. I knew it wouldn't be long before MJ would be asleep, so my mind was ticking. I could walk into the village and have a seat in the park and do some knitting, as long as Mary-Jane was asleep. Knitting was soon stashed in my bag - a backscrubber for Auntie Ann-in-America and I was off. True to form, Mary-Jane dosed off within minutes of setting off. In fairness she must have been asleep for nearly an hour altogether. We walked down Nursery Road . I always seem to call it Nursery Lane. Why it is called Nursery Road I don't know yet, but I do know it has been called that for a very long time. It was lovely to see the plants starting to come into bloom, mainly the gorse on the side of the road, at the moment. The daffs are starting to get past their best. Their are some small flowers as well, the name of which I don't know.

By the time we reached the park, Mary-Jane was still fast asleep, looking as cute as ever. The park is a tranquil place to sit. I have only seen one other mum and child using the park and that was today. I got myself comfy on the bench and listened to the beck. This is the beck looking to the right of me

And this is looking to the left.

And this is where I made myself comfy! I sat quite happily for 20 or 30 minutes before Mary-Jane started rousing and it was time to go. I think I'm going to like benches and these sort of walks. It's handy to have small projects that will fit in a bag. And it's really therapeutic and calming for me. But in surroundings like this, how can it be anything other than relaxing?


paula said...

Love the close up of the cherub with her cock-eyed hat. Looks so sweet :0}

CarpeDyem said...

She is such a sweetie, it desn't take her long to fall asleep in her buggy, if she is tired.