Tigerlilly Quinn: Sailing away..

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sailing away..


We are so lucky in the city we live in, filled with open spaces, parks and forests. Our neighbourhood boasts a huge park with fields a lake (that is home to ducks, swans and a heron) a woodland walk, down by the stream and over a wooden bridge you will find a kingfisher too.

My little family and I made paper boats on saturday morning to sail in the stream. Wilf was pretty excited about the prospect and ran nearly the whole way there. I'm not entirely sure what he thought of actually sailing the boats in the end, he liked placing them in the water but got a little worried at watching them sail away. Of course we didn't let them go far and Tom ran after each one to retrieve them.

Tom and I had a lot of fun anyway!

video shot and edited with my Iphone


18 comments:

Emily Beale said...

So lovely Fritha! Love that magic moment when you open the paper - and wow - it's a boat! Too cute! We'll be making our boats next week when my aunt and uncle come to visit! So excited!

caro_mad said...

Oh Fritha, where is this? The place looks beautiful x

Caroline said...

I really want wellies after reading this post.......!

Alexis Allan said...

That video is brilliant - couldn't help but smile all the way through it!

AlphaBino said...

Aw this is the kind of thing I remember doing with my mum and dad when I was little. Not the theme parks or big holidays or fancy parties! Just making a cool simple thing in a cool simple place. Love it.

pinkoddy said...

I can't get away from how fab your clothes look - am loving those boots with that dress - and the red boots are just so eye catching. Thank you for the video it is really useful - good luck with the competition.

fritha strickland said...

thanks Emily! I can't wait to see yours! I loved this challenge, I find blogging sometimes forces you to make the effort to do something you might not have before xx

fritha strickland said...

lovely Easton! :) x

fritha strickland said...

Hunter wellies too ;) xx

fritha strickland said...

ahh thank you Alexis, that's such a lovely thing to hear! x

fritha strickland said...

simple things are by far the best! I honestly don't think I've ever done this before (my parents may read this and sigh that they have haha) x

fritha strickland said...

aww thank you! I should have said, my dress is by my all time favourite brand Fever London (they have a sale on too!) x

caro_mad said...

I think we'll have to go on an adventure to Easton. Looks gorgeous and not at all like it could be in the city x

mummydaddyme said...

This is gorgeous, I remember doing the same when I was little. X

fritha strickland said...

thanks so much lovely, isn't amazing to be sharing these things with our kiddos? xx

fritha strickland said...

let me know when you do! x

Jackie Morris said...

Lovely. A friend sent me this because I am all filled up with paperboats at the moment as my book Starlight Sailor, published by Barefoot books is out in a lovely board book version. Lots of #paperboats about. Will put a link to yours. ( The book, Starlight Sailor was written by James Mayhew and illustrated by me and I am also an illustrating mama, but my babes are playing with big boats these days. One works for Voyages of Discovery and one is off to Plymouth uni to study navigation. http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/blog/questions-questions/

fritha strickland said...

wow I just took a peek at your work, its amazing!! so amazing that your sons are working in the fields of boats too. Claire mentioned your book and very kindly offered to send me a copy of your book. I can't wait! xx

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