Well I've been back to work for all of four days now and it feels like the summer break is just a distant memory.
Did I really had six weeks off work??
Feels like I have never been away!
It got me thinking back - what was I doing this time last week?
Making the most of the late summer sun by spending time picnicking and plodging with my daughter and granddaughter at the Slit Woods
It took me back to when my three daughters' were young and we used to take them to the Slit Woods where they would happily play in the Middlehope Burn for hours , just as Flic was doing. It makes me appreciate that sometimes it's the simplest things in life that bring the most pleasure.
Flic - going it alone!
The only thing she caught was her own stinky socks!
Never mind, mum's on hand to talk about the one that got away!
The Slit woods is a favourite place of mine. The walk follows the Midlehope Burn to the remains of an old lead mine. It never ceases to amaze me how nature has reclaimed this old industrialised site and turned it back into such a beautiful place. Along with the overgrown remains of the nineteenth century lead mines the path meanders over quaint rustic wooden bridges and past beautiful waterfalls. The area is renowned for it's wildlife and is also now designated a site of special scientific interest.
It is beautiful in all seasons...
...and never fails to captivate my imagination.
ahh the simple pleasure of memorable days and places!