Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Finally, a Christmas walk!

After five days of having to stay in and entertain, or visiting others, we finally got out for a much needed walk on a beautiful crisp sunny day - the 29th December.

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing friends and relatives at Christmas, but I do tend to get cabin fever because of being trapped in.

We took a train to Leatherhead, and walked to Dorking. Now this route proved to have helpful metal signs laid into the ground every so often. We took advantage of the rest one, as it had a lovely view, and we had the hot horlicks I'd packed. The walk itself was only about 5 miles, but it took us a leisurely 3 hours 30 minutes, because of course walking with littleuns makes it an adventure of exploring every tree, and river bank... (we walked a lot along the river mole).

And I think we all needed it very badly. It was biggun's birthday choice. Happy birthday Biggun.

We usually walk around Boxhill, so it was good to walk on the other side of it.

Lots of scrambling up through deep leaves proves a major distraction.

All finished off with a lovely meal in Dorking, which managed to satisfy my eldest's constant craving for pizza as well as everybody else's tastes.
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas.


Anonymous said...

I hate that cabin fever feeling too ... lovely to read about your walk ... wishing you a happy and healthy 2009. xxxx

Shabby Chick said...

Sounds like a lovely day, I hope your biggun enjoyed it! I know what you mean about walks with little ones... "Why is that tree green Mummy? Why does that man have two dogs?" etc etc!

Mel xxx

angel said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. :-)

The Photo's are lovely.

Have the best New Year Honey, you deserve to have so much love and joy in your world.
Love and huge (((Hugs))))
Oh i just thought of a poem for you....

A Million Stars shall shine tonight,
all so bright and new,
I want to tell you something.....
..........Each one belongs to YOU. X x X x X

TattingChic said...

What a lovely, healthy thing to do! Sounds like a delightful outing! I hope you don't mind my asking, what are "hot horlicks"? Hope your Biggun had a very Happy Birthday. Thank you for being such a lovely blogging friend throughout 2008 and I look forward to many more visits to your blog and from you to mine in 2009! Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

MelMel said...

Wonderful walk, super views!

Happy new year, lets hope things get better for us all!xxxxx

Elaine said...

What a lovely post, and great choice of birthday treat.

Hope you have many, many more glorious days in 2009

Love and blessings

ps, the word veriwosit must be your new name. Rovela LOL

The Vintage Kitten said...

Happy New Year Sian! X

white o'morn cottage said...

Looks like fun. Happy New Year...Pam

Country Bliss said...

Looks like a gorgeous walk.
Happy New Year.
Yvonne x

Lavender hearts said...

I used to live in Leatherhead so I recognise those markings on the ground!

Happy new year!

Sian x

Anonymous said...

I love a good walk and christmas does make you feel closed in. But it's now over for another year, happy new year to you and your family. xx