Fresh air and exercise

Two days ago the delightful assistants decided on a health-giving stroll before luncheon. It was fairly cloudy but considerably milder than it had been of late. The air was fresh and invigorating as they set off with joy in their hearts and sticks in their paws.

sticks in paws

The road they walked along was lined with neatly trimmed hedges. Beautiful trees spread out their branches against the sky, casting intricate shadows on the fields.

trees against the sky

tree shadow

The assistants are very small but the trees made them look even tinier than usual.

tiny assistants

Further along the road a reassuring sign reminded any toddlers at the wheel to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.


The daffodils weren’t quite out, but there were plenty of green shoots looking hopeful.

daffs looking hopeful

Appetites stimulated, the assistants were scooped up by their chauffeur and whisked off home for hot bowls of nourishing soup, well satisfied with their morning’s exertions.


16 thoughts on “Fresh air and exercise

  1. I’m glad you have good signage over there. Here, 25% of accidents are caused by toddlers taking themselves to kindergarten. 🙂


  2. Good advice, that. I’ve always felt the recommendation on the sides of boxes of matches to Keep Away From Children was worth paying attention to, also – I guess especially if they’re driving.


  3. Lovely photos, Lorna, and what a magnificent tree. We have all been looking forward to this sunshine for so long, and I feel as if we need to get out in it. There’s nothing like a walk down a quiet country lane to lift your spirits. As long as there are no reckless children driving down it, of course! That sign must be pretty old – I haven’t seen one like that before! Just goes to show that children were allowed some surprising privileges in the old days! 🙂


    1. Thank you, Jo. The milder weather and a bit of sunshine was extremely welcome. The day after this walk it was a magnificent day with blue skies and glorious sunshine. It felt almost like summer, which was most refreshing. That sign does look quite old and yes, indeed, times change. 🙂

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  4. Hilarious post! “With joy in their hearts and sticks in their paws” – I will think of that next time I treat my daughter’s pet rats to chewing sticks!


    1. You’re too kind. I like the idea of the rats chewing on their sticks. Better not let the delightful assistants see this comment or they might get ideas.


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