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March 22, 2015

Thank goodness for wellies!

A good pair of wellies has always been a must-have in our house. I can still remember the first red and white pair my daughter had, as soon as she was able to walk.

What follows is the reason why wellies are so important to us! A simple afternoon walk in some local woods with friends turned into the most muddiest wet-welly walk.

With just a rucksack packed with drinks, snacks and a few choccy sweets, we spent hours wandering around the forests at Caerphilly mountain, and exploring local nature reserves and pathways.

As my daughter grows older, I am so happy that she’s found friends who enjoy the outdoors and still have a passion for exploring. We’re finding that, as she gets older, we’ve started having discussions about boys, make-up and how she feels that things are changing slightly as she grows up. Having this lovely day out made us all forget school issues and other worries, and the girls just got outside and had fun. Nobody moaned, and there were no groans about getting muddy and having dirty hands. Just lots of lovely, squelchy muddy puddles, and competitions to see who could get their wellies stuck first!


We saw huge tree root structures, a few tree trunks with wild mushrooms growing on the side, and even found a small pond for a bit of exploring and bug spotting.


It was a very easy and relaxed afternoon out and, luckily, only twenty minutes from our home. At the end of our adventure, my daughter and her friends couldn’t wait to get home, pull on their pj’s, and enjoy a hot chocolate and some lovely homemade biscuits as a treat.

So, our walks are the reason my car boot has a permanently muddy box tucked away inside, and I always carry spare clothes for my daughter in the car!

I hope she never grows out the joyous freedom of jumping into a muddy puddle!



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10 thoughts on “Thank goodness for wellies!

  1. It looks like all the girls had great fun though the little girl in pink definitely was closest to losing her wellie first.With near mud baths featuring high on the list of activities it’s not much of a surprise you keep clothes in the boot or her. Mind you, it would be no surprise to find out you needed a change keeping there too. Just because there are no photographs of it doesn’t mean you managed to keep clean on that walk.

    xxx Huge Hugs to you all xxx

    1. kim says:

      Hi David,
      We had such a lovely time and yes I ended up just as muddy! I love jumping in the puddles as well.
      Its lovely to have such an easy and relaxing day out.
      I do always keep spare socks in my car for me as well nowadays.
      Take care,

  2. Coombemill says:

    Sometimes it feels like girls grow up too quickly. Clio is a couple of years older and one minute she is brushing her hair and wearing make up then the next she is kicking a ball around on the farm with her brothers. It is the latter I prefer and anything that keeps these budding teen ideas at bay is good in my book while they are still in primary school. Long live muddy woodland walks and hot chocolate! thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    1. kim says:

      I’m noticing so much how things are changing with my daughter, I hope she never grows out of our outdoor adventures. Its such a wonderful thing to do as a family and I love our time together so much.
      I agree so much with you, I hope they never end!

  3. Oh wow, what a wonderful walk….perfect afternoon fun. My kids couldn’t beat a good muddy puddle squelch either.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

    1. kim says:

      Really a perfect thing to do with an afternoon. So close to our house as well, we’re very lucky. #LetKidsBeKids

  4. Awww after seeing this I now want to have a go in that deep puddle too! Looks so much fun and thanks goodness for wellies =P #countrykids

    1. kim says:

      We had the best and muddiest puddles ever that day. I don’t know what we would do without wellies in our house.

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, simply and easy fun. We all had such a wonderful time. Playing outside at its best.

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