My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River

Sometimes it’s just wonderful to have a bit of 1 to 1 time with you children isn’t it? Life is so busy, I don’t know about you, but I feel I spend my life herding people around like some sort of manic shepherdess. So when you have a couple of hours to just be, to walk and not have anywhere to get too on time, it feels like such a treat.

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

Last Sunday was one such day, Chris was at work grrr, and Jack had a football match. Joe Toby and I dropped Jack off and then decided rather than stand watching football training, we would have a walk along the river and return in time for the match.

It was glorious; the park was packed with families enjoying the spring sunshine, lots of dogs running around excitedly chasing balls. The atmosphere was fab and happy, hoorah for spring.

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village
Joe and I decided to venture down to the riverbed, it is remarkable to think this very river burst its banks only 4-6 weeks ago, and you can see how high the river wall is? Where has all the water gone now, it has changed from an angry raging river causing destruction and loss to a trickling stream in a matter of weeks.

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

Seriously just going near the edge of the banks made me nervous a couple of weeks ago. Yet Sunday we happily climbed down the tree roots, (the very same tree roots I climbed down as a teen to sit by the river on a summer’s day) and it felt so calm.

Joe of course took the opportunity to skim stones on what water there was, and Toby tried with all his might to get into the water. It also gave me the opportunity to do my photography homework, which this week was water and liquid.

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

I just could not resist the gorgeous flowers creeping through in the rivers edges, all happily enjoying the gorgeous sunny day.

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

We wandered along, enjoying the day until we arrived at a coffee shop, and well what sunny days doesn’t involve ice cream? Before happily and quite lazily meandering back to watch Jack. Enjoying chatting and putting the world to rights through the eyes of a 10-year-old.

My Sunday Photo, A Walk Along The River in a Lancashire Village

 

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30 Comments

  1. 26th March 2016 / 11:44 pm

    What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I know exactly what you mean about life being so busy. I feel like I constantly ferry kids around at the moment, but we had a lovely afternoon with just Katie today. It’s so nice to spend one on one time with them isn’t it. I love your photos and looks the perfect place to do your photography homework x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Ah thanks Tracey, I am just loving taking photos, and yes it is a beautiful place for a walk. Its so important to make the time to spend with the kids isn’t it? And sometimes when we are so busy we forget it xx

  2. 27th March 2016 / 12:14 am

    How lovely to have time to stress lol in Spring

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th March 2016 / 7:37 pm

      I know, its so lovely to just chill out, there is not always time for that is there?

  3. 27th March 2016 / 12:16 am

    Sounds idyllic. And of course the afternoon had to include ice cream. I don’t think we have yet found a day when our kids don’t request ice cream at some point!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th March 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Ha ha I know same here out two are ice cream mad, and yes it was a lovely day thanks Tim x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th March 2016 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks Fiona it was a beautiful day, northing like today! Its been so very odd, rain, snow, hail and sun !!

  4. 27th March 2016 / 2:52 am

    It looks like you had a lovely walk – I love the crocuses, and ice cream is always good!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      27th March 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Sally it was lovely, and yes Ice Cream is always a winner on a walk x

  5. 27th March 2016 / 6:51 am

    One on one time with the kids is essential. Great selection of images, Have a great Easter. Manic shepherdess. yess, describes me as a SAHD (though I’d be more of a shepherd). #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      28th March 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Ha ha somedays I sit down and think how no earth have I not gone mad today running about after this lot! And yes its so lovely to spend time one to one with the kids too xx

  6. 27th March 2016 / 7:41 am

    Hi Sarah, what a nice way to spend an hour before the football match. I bet the sounds of the river was relaxing too. Nice close ups of the crocus and that looks like my favourite ice cream (mint, chocolate chip!).

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      28th March 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Yes it was Debbie, and perfect with Ice Cream, and thank you have a fab week x

  7. 27th March 2016 / 8:17 am

    Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon and gorgeous photos too. Happy Easter!xx #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      28th March 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Ah thanks Hannah, it was a lovely afternoon x

  8. 27th March 2016 / 10:10 am

    Beautiful photos, looks like a good venture out. Everyone needs some 1 to 1 time

    Happy Easter

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      28th March 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Yes they do Daren and it was lovely, Happy Easter to you too x

  9. 27th March 2016 / 11:04 am

    Some wonderful photos. It’s so nice being down by water, especially if ice cream’s involved. Amazing how quickly a stream or river can change with the weather.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      28th March 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Yes a perfect Sunday situation, and yes I know it is incredible how it can change and quiite scary x

  10. 27th March 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Looks like such a pretty walk and your photos are stunning. So nice to go for a walk sometimes. I’ve been Grr-ing this week too as Z was working on Good Friday. I did get a nice lunch out of it though 😀

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      28th March 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Its such a pain when they work on bank holidays isn’t it? Hope you had a lovely lunch though xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      28th March 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Yes it was thank you, and thanks I am loving taking photos at the moment x

  11. 29th March 2016 / 5:53 am

    I always love your photo! In here my fave is the second one. The stones. I love the angle and perspective. #mysundayphoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th March 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Ah thank you so much, it was lovely to actauly climb down onto the river bed and get the shots x

  12. 30th March 2016 / 7:55 am

    You are so lucky to have such beautiful places like this around you. I live in Doha where there’s only the malls nearby. 🙁

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th March 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Oh I bet that is amazing though, although yes I do love the fact that we can escape back here to chill out in tranquility x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      31st March 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks lisa I was so lucky the light was great that day x

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