The World Around Us

The day started looking like this when I opened The Boy's curtains…

… which was just as well as I had to take the car to the garage and then walk home again, and I could really do with it not raining.

In the end, I decided to take him on the train into Cardiff instead of walking home. He's only been on the train once before, and loved it so much that I thought we'd nip in and kill a few hours. I had the foresight to put a couple of Pizza Express/Tesco Clubcard vouchers in my purse a few days ago, just in case!

The Boy adored going in on the train, but I had forgotten how short a journey it is in; six minutes and we were there! We walked over to my hairdresser's salon so I could book an appointment for Saturday for my normal cut and blow dry, but I also begged him to rectify the horrendous balls up my mother made a few months ago with highlights. If you saw me at the Tots100 Christmas Party then you'll know what I mean. I've never had highlights done professionally before; I'm looking forward to it! He'll also be cutting The Boy's hair for me as I can't find a barber or children's hairdresser who can cope with it yet.

After a quick stroll through Cardiff shopping centre, we had lunch in Pizza Express and then sauntered down St. Mary's Street to the train station. And this is when I realised what a vibrant and interesting street it is for photo-taking. So out came the iPod and Instagram and I got snapping.

What I found most interesting on our walk around, was the amount of questions that The Boy was asking about his environment and it made me realise how little he knows of the world, and how often he gets bundled into the car and driven somewhere. If Spring is actually on its way now, we need to get out more!

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  1. says

    Isn't it amazing when yr little one starts to discover their surroundings? My daughter is completely tuned into what's going on around but can't find the words yet! Looking forward to hearing about the next trip out into his little world!

  2. says

    Those pics are so arty! Looks like you had a really nice day out. The Boys hair looks so cute though, I love when it looks slightly long. I left z's hair for ages but mainly because he screams his head off whenever someone tries to cut it!

  3. Amanda @gidders1 says

    That's really fab, and a great way of illustrating the day. The boy is a very handsome fella!
    Good luck with your hair, mines take three hours usually, and it's desperate to be done again.

    I must take some market shots, next time I see one….I love that one 🙂

  4. Jen says

    Really lovely to hear about The Boy and your meandering. I totally know what you mean about the hair…Sounds like he was very well behaved, TB won't even stay in a buggy, he has to walk everywhere which stults all plans!Great photos xx

  5. says

    What a lovely day, and isn't it great that we can so easily capture and share it all. When I was young my mum wouldn't have had a camera permanently in her bag and regardless – the film would inevitably never be developed. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Paula Fazekas says

    Looks like you had such a lovely time out and about just the two of you. Hope you managed to get your hair cut & coloured how you wanted too 🙂

  7. says

    We love getting out and exploring and will often venture into town by train as the kids find that an adventure in the first place! I don't remember your highlights looking that bad. Only when yo lifted the hair at the root. xx

  8. says

    you took some lovely photos on his day out – really gave me a taste of what you got up to while you were out and about.
    it amazes me what questions a toddler can come up with !!

  9. says

    FAB photos!! I hope the weather stays nice enough for more photo taking over the Easter break – it's forecasting snow here on Tuesday! *sob*


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