Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The Gallery – walks

When I saw the prompt that Tara had picked this week for the gallery I just had to join in. Like her and her family we love getting out for walks at the weekend no matter what the weather. As she mentions having a dog is a great motivator for keeping active as you really do have to get out every day. It may not always look inviting out there but it’s rare to regret the decision once you are out.

Most of my walks with Bracken at the moment are actually runs as we head out every morning and do a few miles on the ridgeway near our house. A beautiful part of the country and I love the fact that I’m the only person crazy enough to be up there at 6am. I can stand on top of the hill, the highest point for miles and take in the stunning scenery all at peace before the rat race begins.

However at weekends we try to get out as a family and with Matilda now walking we like to give her at least a little bit of time to toddle along rather than being in her rucksack. It definitely slows the pace down but is fascinating watching her explore and take in the world, spotting things that you’d never see.

So I’ve picked 2 photos this week that I think perfectly capture these 2 very different walks.

Bracken on Barbury castle 13Mar13

Matilda splashing


  1. sabrina montagnoli

    March 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    LOVE these photos. It’s nice when toddlers slow us down and we get to see the world from different views. Braken looks so regal in that photo!

  2. Oh look at the size of that hat! Love a duck…bless her.

  3. I would imagine those are two very different kinds of walks!

  4. Lovely! And they’ll grow up the best of friends too and before long you’ll be running behind them trying to keep up like a mad man!

  5. I love the contrast. Having a dog is the best exercise and I feel it completes my family.

  6. Loving the muddle puddle walk. Children always seem attracted to the mud.

  7. Great post, and lovely pictures

  8. familyfourfun

    April 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Great pics and like Tara another stunning dog 🙂 x

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