Anyone up for some meatballs?
Yesterday, wasn’t a noteworthy day, until the night went on and conflicting reports came in from Manchester. Manchester, my university city for four years, the people who welcomed me, and a place I called home, and very nearly stayed.
Today, I awoke to news of children targeted at a concert. Not random people in a country far away, but faces that don’t look too far from the same age as my daughter in a city I love.
So many questions, but what I do know is that there were more heroes involved than people responsible for what happened. I know that Manchester is a city that is facing this as one. And I know that events like this remind us to appreciate and show love to the ones around, and not to wait till tomorrow.
But to do it today.
I had the opportunity to lead a small photowalk the other day, walking over a (currently) disused road bridge we discussed how slightly eerie it felt wondering over this old bridge, taking us over the busy main road below.
Are you looking for something to do with your little ones this weekend around Exeter in Devon? How about going Gruffalo Hunting at Haldon Forest?
Found just of the Devon Expressway, Haldon Forest is home to a number of activities (walkers will get use to avoiding the cyclists and Segways), and with the use of the Gruffalo Spotter app, you can now go a hunt the beast for yourself.
By loading up the Gruffalo Spotter app on your phone, and following the Discovery Trail, you can point your phone at special signs on route that will play a quick video clip on your phone, which appears to be taking place right in front of you. (Think something like “Pokemon Go”).
It added something different to our walk around, but our four year olds imagination was already fired up by the idea of looking for the Gruffalo and assorted friends.
To give you a flavour of what to expect, here are some photos from our explore around the imaginative world of Haldon Forest.
Yes that is also Stick Man above…
Find out more information about the Gruffalo Spotter App here at the forestry.gov.uk website.
I cant help but feel there is something about the Exeter Central train station, that makes me want to take photos of it… Maybe its the lines, or the square, or something…