Taking Pleasure in the Simple Things in Life

Further to our blackberry picking yesterday, we set off today to tick two more “must dos” off the National Trusts “things to do before you’re 11 3/4” list. Number 2 is the simple childhood pleasure of rolling down a really big hill which the children loved followed by a classic game of poohsticks (number 19 on the list). Poohsticks may be one of the simplest games invented, but with the right friends, it can be endlessly entertaining.

The ’50 Things’ campaign was originally launched in response to the Natural Childhood report, which highlighted evidence of a long-term and dramatic decline in children’s relationship with the outdoors.

The National Trust has said it intends to encourage kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and get closer to nature.



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