If you go down to the woods today you’ll be in for a great surprise.
Since becoming parents Mr H and I have had a little bucket list. A list of places we want to visit with Lil G, memories we want to create, opportunities we want to give him and parts of our childhood we want to relive through his beautiful eyes. Despite camping for years as a young girl I can never remember toasting marshmallows over an open fire. How fabulous that would have been. We popped it on the list!
And there it was, an opportunity presented itself. To tick off one on the list. For those of you that follow my Instagram feed, you may have picked up on the fact that we have just spent 5 days at Bluestone Wales in Pembrokeshire. Oh how you were beautiful. With your blue skies, rustling trees, wildlife tapping on our patio window and the deep dark wood.
We stumbled across a restaurant in the woods called Camp Smokey, where amongst other fun things you could toast marshmallows. How exciting. The setting was perfect and to top it off Lil G loves the woods! From the moment we mentioned it to our little explorer, he was so excited. I just love how something so simple as toasting marshmallows brings so much excitement to a little one.
Camp Smokey was a beautiful place. Hidden away at the bottom of a ravine. Nestled in between trees. The walk down was an adventure in itself. And what followed next was just fantastic. With music in the background, Lil G tapping his feet and nodding his head, our time together seemed to stand still. Toasting marshmallows over an open fire has become one of the Ordinary Moments for Our Little Family. We intend to add it to our traditions and to pick up a bag each time we plan a BBQ. Who doesn’t love a gooey marshmallow on a stick?
Oh the memories. It has only been 2 days since returning from our little holiday and already I am having withdrawals from such a dreamy time away together. How can something as simple as toasting marshmallows on an open fire, in the middle of the woods with the sun shining through the trees be so magical? Reading back, it’s quite simple really. It’s the little things that make a difference. That touch you in ways you never thought possible. Becoming a little family has done just that.
Have you toasted marshmallows?