Living Arrows: a little moment of the week to pause, savour and treasure:
This week we had our first “swim” in the splash pool. Around here they fill them at half term but we’ve just been too busy in the last few weeks to venture out for a dip. It wasn’t a very sunny day, the clouds blew in and out but the breeze was warm and it felt hot and sticky and oh so very tempting to at least sit with my feet in nice cool water so it was an easy yes when the girls asked if we could go.
And I’m so glad we did because for the first half hour we had it entirely to ourselves. That’s a splash pool miracle if ever there was one; even if it is term time this is a popular park and the baby park was full of little ones bumbling and crawling around. Kitty and Elma jumped straight in and with Pip on my back I waded after them.
The girls waded, sat and kicked spray high up in the air, Kitty crawled along under the water and pretended to be a sharked Elma did big splashy steps sending ripples running to all four corners. It was bliss to hot tired feet, and calmed and cooled all our spirits.
And from the wriggling on my back I think Pip would rather like to have had the chance to jump in too – next time sweetheart, next time!