Today was different for Sam (12) at least. He got up at the back of 6 am to go on a nature adventure with our friend Chris who is a lover of the great outdoors and knows more about British wildlife and nature than anyone else I know. I do enjoy a bit of nature (but getting up at 6 am on a Sunday is not my kind of thing) and I really love the treasures Sam brings home, and the stories he tells about his exiting adventures. Scotland is great for the outdoors, there is so much of it, wild and beautiful even short distances from the city
The location of today's adventure is top secret. Sam came back at lunch, ravenous, exited and happy. And he brought some exiting treasure:
- a small bag full of chanterelle mushrooms (this is why I am not allowed to know where he went exactly, mustn't give away a good mushroom spot!). Can't wait to eat them.
- a piece of shed skin from a female adder (the adder is an old friend and Sam has met her before on one of his adventures)
- a twig of oak with an oak gall
- some not quite rips hazelnuts
- a few seed pods
- a deer skull
- lot of facts about Scottish wildlife.
The rest of us did less exiting (but as enjoyable) things: cycling (husband and the wee ones), a trip to Ikea to buy glasses for a craft task at next weekends community club afternoon (Annie and me), a wee jog (me), Sunday roast chicken (all of us), watching the Great British Bake Off on the BBCiplayer. Plus some playing, tidying and other bits and bobs.
Today was a good day.