Off the beaten track

We had a couple of hours to kill between catching up with friends in our last days in London this week, and decided to let Arthur lead the way in exploring Hyde Park.


Predictably, he had no interest at all in sticking to the paths, and as soon as we let him go he toddled off across the grass.


Arthur was however very interested in the dandelions and daisies that were scattered through the green, and his explorations were punctuated by cries of ‘rose’ – the word he has adopted as a generic term for flowers. When I picked him a dandelion he was intrigued at first, but left me feeling a bit guilty when his next instinct was to try to reattach it to the stalk… He also naturally tried to taste it, though I don’t think he was too impressed.

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He really enjoyed being set free to choose where to wander, with barely a backward glance to check we were following him. I think he knew we were close behind though, and he soon let us know when he was done with exploring. He relinquished his independence with outstretched arms and cries of ‘duddle’ ready to come back into the sling and continue our journey together across the park.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


12 thoughts on “Off the beaten track

  1. TheBoyandMe

    That bottom photo is glorious, such wonder and glee in his little face! It’s great to see such lush greenery in these Springtime photographs.

    Nipping over from Country Kids.

  2. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    Hyde Park – beautiful and lush looking and perfect for little Arthur to have a mini adventure exploring nature! Gorgeous happy photos of a gorgeous little boy, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Kate

    Love exploring with little ones – it’s great seeing the world through their eyes and taking the back seat! Hyde Park is looking lovely in those pics – been too long since I was there last!


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