We’ve had a week of gloriously sunny autumnal days here; days full of blue skies and just a slight chill in the air.
Rhys has been stuck at home all week, (and has coped really well, all things considered), which has meant that it’s just been me and Nerys heading out on the school run.
With it being such nice weather, we walked home from school every day.
We changed our routine a little bit so we’ve been leaving the school grounds via a different gate, so Nerys can have a bit of extra time with her friend who heads out that way.
There’s a little grassy area near her house where the girls have been stopping to play; building nests, and hunting for bugs. I think they try so hard to focus when they’re at school that all this excess energy comes bubbling out when they leave at the end of the day. So it’s been really lovely being able to let them have this time together to run and be silly and just have fun.
Then Nerys and I have walked the rest of the way home together via Singleton Park.
By the time we get there the sun is getting lower in the sky and it’s just beautiful the way it’s been shining through the trees full of red and yellow and orange leaves.
I’ve been amazed at how much the leaves have changed over the course of just this one week.
It’s another reminder of how lovely it is to be able to slow down, to look around, to really notice all these changes as they happen.
We’ve been looking out for the most colourful leaves we can find as we walk through the park and up our hill.
And then as we get closer to our house we start trying to find the leaves on the ground that will make the best crunching sound when we stand on them.
It’s these little things that make me so happy, and with all the chaos going on around us at the moment I really appreciate those moments when we’re not in a hurry, we don’t have to rush off anywhere, we can just take our time and enjoy each other’s company.