Saturday, 1 June 2013

The best things in life are free #CountryKids

Yesterday afternoon, I set off down town with L, H & E for L's weekly 1:2:1 swimming lesson with his instructor, Rebecca. The sun had at last come out to play (seriously, it's JUNE! It's about time!) and we gathered up some stale bread & rolls so that while L was swimming, H & E could feed the ducks at the riverside just outside the pool, and we could make the most of the weather while it lasts!

I think my favourite thing about feeding the ducks is that it's free (save for any bread purchase you might have to make) and that kids - at least, mine - LOVE it. Something so simple but that brings them such happiness can only be a good thing if you ask me.

E was rather miffed that seagulls kept coming along and stealing the bread that she had thrown for the ducks, she was not amused when I explained to her that there was nothing I could do about it!

We talked about ducks and what baby ducks are called, and the colours that a daddy duck has on his head, and indeed what daddy ducks are called! E was quite fascinated. After all the bread was gone we wandered along the path and watched the end of L's swimming lesson before enjoying a nice leisurely stroll home.

A lovely end to the afternoon, the best things in life really are free.

I have linked this post with #CountryKids at Coombe Mill
&  #WeekendBlogHop at My Life as a Mummy


  1. Feeding ducks is always enjoyed by children, lovely to have a duck pond close to home.

  2. One of life's little pleasures! We can't pass ducks now without my wee man saying we need bread mummy.

  3. Ducks are awesome! Looks like you had a fab time.

  4. you can't beat feeding the ducks - it's ageless :)

  5. Sometimes a simple pastime like this works so well because there is no pressure, not having to get your money's worth, or staying longer than you need to because you have paid. I think this can be quite liberating and make free fun even more fun! Thanks for linking up and glad it filled in swimming time so well.

  6. totally agree about how the best things in life are free - the simple pleasures are the most fun. we love feeding ducks too x

  7. Sometimes it is the simple pleasures that can bring so much joy. Looks like a lovely time x #CountryKids

  8. It does look like they had a lot of fun. Harry loved feeding the ducks when we went to a park with a lake, must see if we can find another one now!

  9. So much fun. Love feeding the ducks x

  10. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun.

    Cant beat the look on kids faces when they are feeding the ducks.

    Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop

    Hope to see you again on Saturday.

    Laura x x x


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