The Gallery: Green

I’m an outdoor sort of person. I love to run. I love to walk. I love to stand watching my kids play sport. I’m not a fan of driving. I’d much rather be outside getting lungfuls of fresh air. I don’t care about the weather – hot or cold, wet or dry – I have to spend some time outside every day or I go a little bit stir crazy.

But at the weekend I didn’t go outside. I went from home to train to Britmums Live to taxi to restaurant to taxi to hotel to Britmums Live to tube to car to home to theatre to home again.

Three whole days without green. Three whole days without fresh air.

And the whole time I was away I felt a bit strange. Maybe I was missing my kids, maybe it was the strange food eaten at strange times or maybe I was just plain old tired.

But maybe I was missing the great outdoors. Maybe I was missing fresh air and green grass and green trees and blue skies (or grey skies). Maybe I was missing cool air and showers.

So this weekend, for me there was no green. Only this.

It was my daughter’s costume for one of her dances. All of the class had green Tshirts, but hers was a different shade of green because she danced the lead. That’s my girl!

And this week and this weekend I am back outside enjoying the great outdoors. I don’t intend to get stuck inside again for a long time. Not until Britmums Live and my dance show happen on the exact same weekend again next year, at any rate!

This post was written in response to a prompt at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to find out how others have interpreted the theme ‘green’.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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20 Comments

  1. That’s a very bright green. She sounds very talented from reading your other post.

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  2. Well done to your daughter & a clever green post. I so relate to your feelings. I don’t ‘work’ well when I don’t have freedom to roam in lots of fresh air and nature.

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  3. Such a vibrant shade of green! Hope the dances went well x

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  4. I feel like that, I enjoy popping into a city briefly but then I love returning to peace and quiet and fresh air

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  5. i felt like that friday and saturday that the only greenery i saw was from the window on my 6 hour coach ride there and back! well done to your daughter on her lead! x

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  6. I can relate to that feeling of needing to see some green and being out in the fresh air. That’s what I love the most about camping. I so miss being outside in the evenings since having children!

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  7. Sounds like you had a fun packed weekend and well done to your daughter for taking the lead role x

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  8. Thanks very much everyone 🙂 My daughter did a great job in her dance! I’m glad it’s not just me who misses the great outdoors – I really need a bit of fresh air every day to feel on top of the world!

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  9. Great take on the theme 🙂 I know exactly what you mean about not getting outside, I go a little nuts too if I’m stuck inside for too long! I need to see trees 🙂

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  10. Lovely post and that green is fabulous. It sounds like it was a great event too 🙂

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  11. Thanks very much, ladies! I really worked that theme didn’t I, Sara?! I came at in the most random way possible! So many of us need to see trees to feel right 🙂
    It was fab, Charly! She is such a little star 🙂

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  12. Yep I’m with you I hate being stuck inside! I drive others crazy with it sometimes and I use my son as an excuse to get out 🙂

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  13. I felt exactly the same – it was nice visit but lovely to get back home to my family and Cornwall. Well done to your daughter for the lead, I hope it went well. Thanks for sharing on Country Kids.

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  14. How very fitting that the theme was green and so was her top. It was nice to be back wasn’t it.

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  15. Thanks very much, ladies! Sabrina, the kids are the perfect excuse for us to go out because they always need to get out! 😉
    It was a fab weekend, but it was great to be home too.

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