So last?Saturday we decided to visit one of our favourite hills, Leckhampton Hill in the Cotswolds.
?Now, this is England, so this really is a hill and not a mountain… I’m ?Scottish, to me a hill is a walk that takes well over an hour up to the top. So I do feel I have to justify myself. Anyway Leckhampton has lovely views over Cheltenham, across to the Malverns.
Anyway, H was falling asleep on the way there, so it wasn’t ideal, but arrived a quickly got her all bundled up in the carrier, all was going well. Not for long though, it took a grand total of 5 minutes for her to start screaming. She was now over tired, not wanting to be upright, and not very happy with us. Well, stubborn parents we are, we trundled on convinced she’d fall asleep any minute now. I apologise to anyone who saw us, who’s peace we disturbed, who gave us that sympathetic smile as we passed. Needless to say she didn’t. We almost got to the cairn when my foot felt funny. I thought I’d just got a huge pile of mud stuck to it and looked down. No, it was FAR worse, my boot heel was falling off.
At that point we walked slightly further, though as H was still crying and so we gave up. Back we turned, and hastily headed back to the car. All in all we were out for an hour, so it wasn’t that bad really ?
So now I need some new walking boots to replace my beloved Meindl’s. They were about 13, maybe 14 years old, so I was due to upgrade them in theory. But they were so comfy. They’re just a bit expensive to get the same ones I had. I might have to look for another make this time, sob.
We’re also on the look out for a new carrier, as the Beco Gemini, is ok for a quick shop visit, but not really a proper walk. Well, maybe, for some, but given that’s now the last 3 times we’ve tried to go for proper walks Baby H has cried.
So we did have an hours walk, which we greatly needed, we saw some great views across the counties and apologised with smiles to fellow walkers. If you were up Leckhampton Hill in Cheltenham last weekend and saw someone walking a bit funny, with hubby carrying a crying (screaming) 13 month old, I’m sorry!