I'm linking up with Aanie at The Active Mum, again this week for her Active Life linky. We like to do something outdoors with the children together every weekend. To me it's as important as sitting around the table to eat together. This weekend we decided to go blackberry picking. If you asked Biscuit before we left the house if she'd like to go, she'd say no, hands down! But once we're out she's more than happy.
We headed to a nearby nature reserve with lots of hedgerows so I knew we'd do well. Biscuit loved helping me get right into the bushes and collect the blackberries. They're a bit like treasure to her, one for the basket, one for her, one for the basket, one for her.
Wiggles initially sat in her buggy and watched us all, but soon decided that wasn't for her so she squeaked and squawked until we let her out. She certainly knows how to get her message across, despite not being able to talk! Once free she belted up and down the path behind us at high speed, occasionally stopping to stick her nose into the basket to check progress.
Mr Husband is lovely and tall, so he was in charge of picking all the really plump fruit at the top of the bushes that no one else could reach.
Look how well we did!
Originally we were planning to make a blackberry and apple crumble, then this changed to jam. In the end we made neither due to not having quite the right ingredients, neither of us wanted to blight our weekend with a trip to the supermarket! Instead we shared out our haul with my Mum and Dad and we all just ate fresh blackberries. They were delicious! A great way of getting some fresh air and have fun.
Have you been?
On a funny little, slightly related side note I found the book above on the floor yesterday, it was presented to my Mum for "Punctual and Regular Attendance" at her Sunday School in 1953. How cute is that?! I thought it was appropriate....