22nd August 2016 – An accidental life saver

IMG_20160822_101809245Izzy turned 5! It may be a cliche, but I can’t quite believe where the time has gone. We had a lovely, low key day after the madness of yesterday’s party, opening presents and playing with new toys in the garden. Several times, E led me by the hand to the hammock, so that we could gaze at the wispy clouds, together.

Izzy went off to holiday club in the afternoon and E, who was exhausted after being up all night coughing, immediately zonked out in the buggy, which meant that he missed the lovely dog walk through the town in blustery, golden weather. There was a huge cloud of House Sparrows down in the cow field by the river and I inadvertently saved the life of one when a Sparrow Hawk swooped, right in front of the buggy. Seeing me at the last minute, it jinked away and the fortunate sparrow dived into the hedge to safety.

Izzy got a few new nature books for her birthday, including, The Beach Book, which I had a look at for future wild time inspiration and the Above and Below, which is beautifully illustrated. Not wild, but sure to inspire a love of wild flowers, she also got the amazing Pop-up How to Find Flower Fairies book.

Total wild time – only about 15 mins

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