Saturday, 9 April 2016

No More Egg and Spoon

On a walk in our local park recently I was really sad to see the diamond shaped flower beds around these evergreen domes had been grassed over.
These diamonds were our favoured course for many egg and spoon races during those times when the children were younger and we would pack up a picnic and a fill up a day of the school holidays with outdoor fun.
So many happy memories.


8 comments:

Jo said...

It's sad when things change but that's one good thing about blogging, there's always posts like the one you've linked to that you can look back on. I do wish I'd started blogging when my kids were young.

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy memories indeed ... I suppose it's cheaper and less work to just have a grassed area!

I always think it so lovely to see flower beds planted out, I have lots of memories of holidays to Eastbourne and my mum and dad pointing out the various flowers in the beds on the promenade ...

Nowadays it is quite common to go around a roundabout and see a sponsor sign, some roundabouts do look very nice, one close to me has been planted out in wall flowers - it will be lovely to see them all in bloom.

Have a good weekend - I dare say you will be busy.

All the best Jan

Kezzie said...

Oh that's a shame! I LOVE innovative games that make use of the geography of a place!!x

Simone said...

That's a shame. Probably cutting back on maintenance due to 'austerity measures'! I hope you find somewhere equally appealing for future egg and spoon races! x

BadPenny said...

That's sad but good memories for you all x

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Change is always difficult...whether it is large change or something a bit more mundane. But alas, we always have the memories :)

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

What a shame, I suppose it is all to do with cost cutting, it is the reason for everything it seems nowadays!
Caz xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lisa ... just stopping by to say, hope all is well.

All the best Jan