Wednesday 25 January 2017

Longing for Summer

Family Scooting

I have some fond memories with Leo out scooting around during the summer months, and I have to say that I am now longing for the warmer days to come back around. We have so much to look forward to this summer, and I can't wait to make the very most of those sunny days, especially now we are in our own space and can get the paddling pool out and indulge in a BBQ.

That little man of mine loves a challenge, it was only back in the summer that he hopped on a neighbours bike (minus the stabilisers I hasten to add) and just took off! Leo had never even shown an interest in having the stabilisers off his bike, so I think him taking to it so naturally was as much a shock for him as it was for me!

Now we have Lux I am always looking for new innovative ways to get Leo to come along on the walks with us, those of you who are familiar with this here blog will know that Lux is a cheeky Dalmatian Puppy, and even though he is only 7 months old, he's bigger than most fully grown dogs, and he has the energy to match his height! Walks and lots of exercise are an essential part of his day to day life (and mine, I happen to like what is left of my sanity!), and getting Leo to come along with me is often easier said than done.

Family Walks with Children

Dalmatian Puppy

It was easier back in the Summer when it was nice and warm, Leo would happily come out on his scooter or hop on his bike. Now that it's as cold as it is, he often cannot be persuaded to leave the comfort of the heated house. I have promised Leo that when winter is over, I will treat him to a pair of Proline Skates. I loved mine as a child, and when I was a little bit older my Dad got himself a pair of rollerblades and we used to skate around together which was always a good giggle.

January seems to be dragging it's feet in the ground now, and I for one am going to be happy to see the month transition into February. February always seems to have a little bit more going for it, and it's another month closer to Spring of course! 

We have just booked a big family holiday to Crete and to say I am excited doesn't quite cover the anticipation. It's going to be a beautiful week spent under the warm Greek sun, and I intend to make the most of it. I am going to have a look at the local excursions and see if there is anything that ticks the boxes for Luke, Leo and myself, we did so much while we were in Tunisia a few years ago, Leo even got to go on an off road quad bike adventure! 

Dalmatian Puppy

Dalmatian Puppy

So Winter your time is officially being called, you may continue to freeze my car each morning, you may make my hands numb and my cheeks blush, but in a few short months it's going to start getting warmer, and I won't be sorry to see the back of your chill.

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