Down in the Valley

Little T goes to a small play-school/nursery here in our little village by the sea.  It’s a lovely play school and when the weather is good, they take out the kids for some fun in the sun and the outdoors. They also have their own little vegetable garden where the little ones learn how to plant and care for their vegetables and flowers.  And last Wednesday, that’s exactly what they did.

There’s little T having fun with her wheelbarrow.

Little T with a young friend.

And one of the reasons that makes this play-school special is that just below, is what makes up a child’s paradise, complete with a make-shift bridge made up of a fallen tree and a tire swing over a body of water.

See Little T walk cross the make-shift bridge with the help  of Auntie L.

The kids had so much fun taking turns in the tire-swing, there’s little T with one of the lovely play-assistants in the nursery. One little boy tugged on my trousers and whispered “If you shut your eyes, it’s like riding a roller coaster!”  He looked barely two-years-old and I wondered “Does he even know what it feels like to ride a roller coaster?”  And then remembered how powerful a child’s imagination is.  Indeed, it must have felt exactly like riding a roller coaster.

Looking at these photos I am affirmed that we made the right decision in raising our child in the country, though admittedly, time and again, I miss the city.  But this is the place where our daughter makes magical memories every single day.

This post is linked-up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids.


  1. Mummy Says

    What a wonderful play school. We love in London now but used to live in a more rural place and now we have kids I so miss it. X

    • We love London and usually try to get our urban fix as often as we can and you’ve got loads of lovely parks all over 🙂

  2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Seriously?!? I honestly don’t know if I’m in shock or in awe! Lol. That’s so cool and totally freaks out the parent in me at the same time! 🙂

    • It is a special place, isn’t it? 🙂 Was a bit disappointed when they didn’t ask me if I wanted to try the tire-swing. Hahaha.

  3. Coombemill - Fiona

    What a wonderful environment to grow up in using natures playground as a great resource of learning. Little T looks like she’s having a wonderful time and like you it was the best decision we made in moving to Cornwall to bring up our family. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

    • I definitely agree… Though sometimes, the maddening call of the city beckons.

  4. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    How wonderful, what an amazing place for Little T to be growing up in. You can visit the city, but you can’t make memories like this just by visiting the country x

  5. Life in the Wylde West

    How fun! I love the garden and does the school supply all the matching red rain suits? That’s pretty awesome.
    Love our friend Tracie

    • Yes, the school supplies the matching red rain suits 🙂 But they don’t get to take it home. It’s just there at the play school for all the kids to use it when they have their adventures outside 🙂 Same with the boots or rain boots… but I let T wear hers 🙂

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