Friday Focus 26/05/17 – Walking in sunshine

We’ve been taking advantage of the lovely weather this week to go out walking. Sophie and I have been exploring some of our local footpaths and discovering new places near where we live. She’s a good little walker but she has impressed me with how well she’s coped with the longer walks – our last one was just over 5k which is quite a long walk for little legs.


A doodle of the word "walking" with Sophie walking as the letter K


Jessica has also been doing very well on the walking front too. We went to the Enchanted Museum event at Chiltern Open Air Museum last weekend. There was a Enchanted Forest walk in the woods. I knew that it wouldn’t be suitable for the buggy so we left it with our friend who is a volunteer at the museum. The walk was a fairly tiring one for Jessica as it was quite hilly in places. I thought she’d want to go and get the buggy as soon as we’d finished but she wanted to explore the rest of the museum on foot. We didn’t need to retrieve the buggy until it was time to go.


A fairy leading a unicorn with a princess riding on the back

Things I have loved this week:

  • Playing Mouse Trap and Ghost Castle with hubby and the girls.


Jessica and Sophie playing Ghost Castle

  • Jessica going off to school in summer dresses.


  • Experimenting with flat lays and self-portraits as part of Little Paper Swans’ photography e-course.


  • A Sunday roast at the carvery.


  • Being able to have the paddling pool out in the garden.


Jessica and Sophie climbing the slide in the paddling pool


  • Jessica having good sats when the community nurse visited.


  • The girls’ new princess nighties.


Jessica and Sophie in their new princess nighties


The Reading Residence


  1. May 26, 2017 / 8:24 am

    That’s a lot of walking for little legs, well done girls ! I had ghost castle when I was younger I loved playing it, I want to introduce my children to some of my old favourites soon. The girls look just adorable in their new nighties. Have a lovely weekend x #WotW

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 7:59 am

      It was lovely to introduce the girls to a game I loved when I was a child 🙂

  2. May 26, 2017 / 9:22 am

    That is a lot of walking, though that Enchanted Forest looks lovely and well worth the walk! They look so sweet in those nighties, love that they match x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:00 am

      They’ve done well with the walking! I love the matching nighties, they’re so sweet 🙂

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:01 am

      It was a lovely week – the Enchanted Museum was a highlight 🙂

  3. May 26, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Well done with the walking. It has been lovely weather for it.
    That flat lay is brilliant. I can never quite get the hang of them. hehehe
    Aww! Those nighties are just adorable.

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Thanks Kim, it’s been lovely to get out and about. I’ve enjoyed doing flatlays – I never got the hang of them before!

  4. May 26, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    awww, they gorgeous in their outfits together. This has been a great opportunity to get outside with factor 50, lol X #wotw

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Thanks. Lots of Factor 50 needed last week!

  5. May 26, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Well done with the walking. Those nighties are adorable x

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Anne, I love the little nighties 🙂

  6. May 26, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Aww the girls are so smiley in their new nighties, adorable. Well done to them both for all their walking too.

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Nat, they’ve done well with all the walking!

  7. May 27, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Ah bless thats a long way Sophie did so well and Jessica at the museum. I ma so glad her stats were good ti must be such a relief when you get good result x

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Thanks Sarah, always a relief when the community nurse visit goes well 🙂

  8. May 27, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    It has been wonderful weather for walking. Sophie did do well. That is a good distance. Jessica did well at the museum. To interesting to stop, I bet. Lovely when it reaches the stage of sending them in to school in dresses and getting out the paddling pool. #wotw

    • Louise
      May 29, 2017 / 8:10 am

      Having things to look out for along the way always makes it easier to encourage the girls out on a walk. It’s lovely to have some warmer weather 🙂

  9. May 29, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    A gorgeous round up as always Louise. Love those princess nighties and that photography course sounds and looks great. #wotw

    • Louise
      June 5, 2017 / 8:42 am

      Thank you Carol 🙂

  10. May 31, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I’m going to have to get the girls over to the museum. I#’m sure they’d love it. I am in awe of your flat lay – gorgeous. x #WotW

    • Louise
      June 5, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Thank you Helena. The museum is a brilliant place for a day out 🙂

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