A Welly Walk Through Leigh Woods

It was a brilliantly sunny day last week when Lucy and I decided to meet up in Leigh Woods on the weekend for the boys to play together, and for us to play with our cameras. And then we developed this idea further and hatched a plan.

Sunday morning dawned grey and dreary, and Mr. TBaM looked at me quizzically. I responded by handing him our wellies and macs, and pointing at the car. Unfortunately when we hit Bristol, the torrent against the windscreen meant that I had to avoid eye contact with him for a little while.

But Lucy and I had a plan, which needed adhering to.

We had fun racing around Leigh Woods, finding sticks and playing hide and seek.

Playing in Leigh Woods

And then it was time for the plan to come into fruition.

Coming together in memorial, we threw pink and purple flowers to baby Tilda, and then squealed with laughter when they fell on our heads!


We broke out the pink bubbles and sent them up to her in the sky.

Bubbles for Matilda Mae

And then due to the monsoon, we had a thoroughly British picnic in the car.

A very British picnic

But most of all, we remembered a wonderful little baby girl who is no longer with us.

Remembering Matilda Mae

On Saturday 2nd November 2013, you too can join in on a Welly Walk in memory of Matilda Mae; the beautiful daughter of Jennie and David who died suddenly, and without warning, in her sleep. She was nine months old. The 2nd will be nine months since that dreadful night, and the Welly Walk at Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens in Reading will be a magical memorial to remember a little girl who meant so much, to so many.

Tickets cost £9.99 for 11years+ with children younger admitted free. There will be an abundance of activities available throughout the day, with the proceeds from the entire event being donated to The Lullaby Trust in memory of Tilda. It will be a wonderful day with a huge amount of activities in both the Beale Centre and the main park itself. We're very much looking forward to the steam train ride, and the sparkler farewell around the lake.

Linking to Country Kids and Flashback Friday

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  1. says

    What a wonderful way to remember Matilda Mae. Wish we could have been there. Esther and William would have loved it. Stunning photos too x
    Thank you and see you at the walk x x x x x x

  2. says

    Beautifully done. Very heartfelt. I did smile about the picnic in the car. One such an affair is one of my clearest memories of the two year spent in England as a child

  3. says

    Not letting the rain stop play – fantastic. It looks like the children had a great time despite the weather and what beautiful sentiments for Matilda Mae. I hope the walk goes well and there is a great turn out in support of Jennie and David. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. says

    'Picnics in the Car' could well become one of our new product ranges…

    Thoroughly British, not sure many other people would really understand!

    The PicnicShop Team

  5. Joshua says

    The photos and the children look amazing! Did you touch up the photos to bring out the colours? I love how vibrant the colours are contrasting against the dull weather!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I did yes, the day was so dreary that I just boosted the warmth of the tone and intensy of the colours. Thanks for your comment.

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