Yesterday i slept a lot. Of coure not before we walked to the waterfall in Crawfordsburn. If you have not walked to the waterfall in Crawfordsburn can i inspire you to do so? There is something incredibly magical about the place. They had also managed the entire walking area really successfully as well, felling older beech trees but leaving them, so that it all appeared to be this magical fairyland.
The closest i have ever been to something like the park in Crawfordsburn was in the Endau Rompin rainforest. The ravine, the fallen trees, the little stream, the mushrooms and the smell of decay, water and sunhine filtering through the deep green leaves. I felt sooo happy, and the boys following us in the stream as they skimmed stones and called to each other to be careful. Having done the Forest School with my own class i realised how much i had learnt about boundaries and reading places like a stream already. I had seen what children are capable of and how to learn to manage risk for them without them realising it. Giving children a taste of adventure while knowing that there are chances which are calculated at all times. It was very very interesting.
The entre forest floor was covered in fading bluebells and starry ramsons. Everywhere maths - plants rapidly reproducing themsleves as they sand with the sunshine on their surfaces. The water was a ribbon of light and sound, tricking and rushing in parts. Deep and cool or playful and bubbly...in the small ravine there were wonders and miracles. An old oak tree, so ancient had been split to now grow three more trunks from it. Another fallen one which held thousands of lingzhi mushrooms so prized by Chinese medicine.
So this afternoon ill be preping for tomorrow. We had an amazing day in the sunshine even getting chores done and then a swim in. My sons told me i was not fat just that my swimsuit was tight for me. I dojnt know where id get such honesty from otherwise. Ok, off to do the next four weeks before we disappear to Singapore. Mwah mwah