All posts filed under: Outdoors

A Breath of Fresh Air

It’s been absolutely pouring down with rain for the last couple of days, so it’s great to leave my wellies in the garage and head up the hill with my furry friend in glorious sunshine… …from busy bees to lazy lizards… …and a refreshing bath to end a perfect walk!

A Sunny Stroll

We had an extremely cold and foggy morning today, you could hardly see from one lamppost to the next!  Thankfully the sun has managed to burn it up this afternoon, so with blue skies beckoning we (my daughter, dog and I) headed off up the hill to enjoy some warm sunshine… …and it was fantastic! I should probably have taken some sunglasses to go with my wooly hat and gloves.

Enjoying Autumn

It’s a bit foggy this afternoon, the sun is trying to burn it up but isn’t having much luck. No reason though for staying indoors. We decided to go for a walk in the vineyards behind our house… With her big brothers at school our daughter decided to play hide and seek with our dog… “Where has she gone?” “Below you!”   Shortly after we got back the boys came home from school. They heard all about our walk and felt a bit left out…so to compensate we cooked some marshmallows over a fire in the back garden. Simply enjoying autumn!

Cosy Campfire

Autumn is on our doorstep, the gras and trees are turning to a dull shade of green and the flowers are fading. So making the most of the dry weather, we headed off to the woods for a walk. We collected pinecones and dry branches to make a campfire… …the kids absolutely loved it and after a run around the woods, what better way to recharge those batteries than with a campfire cooked sausage! …On her best behavior… (or maybe it was a pose to pounce on anything that hit the floor), but fortunatly our youngest took pity on her a gave her a bit of hers.

Beautiful Weather And Breath Taking Views…

It’s been a long wait. With spring being very rainy and quite cool, meant that the snow line was low and that prevented us form doing any hiking in the mountains. But at last, the sun is out and the temperatures have risen. So at long last it’s time to get our hiking boots out and head to the mountains. We took the kids and our doggy hiking up the mountain Rigi near Lucerne. What better way to end a long hike than with a cool drink, a lie down and the possibility to take the train back…

Summer Gardening…

At last! Summer is here! We’ve been waiting and waiting and my poor tomato plants have been growing and growing (check my post Sowing The Seeds). But not outside, in our conservatory. Now at last I can set them free… …some of us are busy bees… …and some of us just simply enjoying the sunny weather…

A Trip To Thun

The kids are on their Spring Break so today we decided to go on an outing to the outdoor museum in Ballenberg, only to find that it was still closed for winter and doesn’t open until this coming Friday. (bad planing on my side) So instead we went to visit the beautiful little town Thun in the Bernese Oberland. The kids loved it because it not only has a weir in the middle of the town but it also has it’s own castle too! The Weir The Castle The best way to end a good day out… …with ice cream!

Bike, Hike & A Barbecue

Spring is definitely here! Time to get our bikes out of the garage and go for a ride… We kept it short for small ones (our youngest and the dog) and added a little bit of hiking. Spring was exploding everywhere you looked. It didn’t take long before some tummies started to rumble. What better way to settle them than with a picnic by a pond in the woods? Now back at home again with still plenty of energy they are all outside playing with their friends but with a little luck and a bath this evening we might be in for a quiet night.