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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Climb the mountain

Nicholas James and Laura was most interested in the news that we made it all the way to the top of the Old Man of Coniston during our holiday and decided to do some exploring of their own.

"Look Nicholas James, I'm sure we can make it up the hill"
"May I have a rest please, its hard going" says Nicholas James
Laura ducks under a large log which is blocking their path
Nicholas James thinks this is a great adventure
Laura starts rock climbing "I'm feeling a bit worn out now" she says
Nicholas James makes his way along the rocky path
"Look Laura, we've only got a little more to climb now, we can do it"
"Hooray, we reached the summit"
"What a great achievement, we got to the top of the Coniston Rock"
Behind our caravan was a super mini hill which was perfect for children to play on.  All week I was quietly contemplating this doll adventure, but the weather wasn't good for a while and it needed to be at a time when there weren't many people about, so early morning was best.  These photos was taken at great speed while I was in the middle of packing up on the morning we left the site, so I haven't got the light balance right (the whites are a bit over exposed in the glorious morning sunshine).

Nicholas James is wearing the sweater which Dawn Law gave as table gifts at the 2012 Sasha Doll Festival, and his Christmas swap walking boots.  Laura is wearing a cardigan I knitted from a pattern in the three Anne's book, a Hattie hat by Dee, her Christmas swap walking boots and a pair of cropped trousers belonging to the bigger Gotz dolls - not a practical colour for outdoor activity, but they were the only pair of trousers we had with us which would fit her.  It was quite chilly in the morning even though the sun was shining brightly, and at the top of the mountain it is always cold and windy, so they needed long sleeved tops to wear for their expedition.


Dee said...

Nicholas James and Laura had a great adventure climbing all the way to the top of that hill, which to them probably looked more like a mountain!

Glad you all got some sunshine on your holiday.

Sharon said...

Thank goodness you got some good weather whilst you were away! The kids obviously had great fun climbing their 'mountain'!
Hugs Sharon in Spain x

Sans! said...

What a great day you must have :).

And thank you Dollmum for following my blog. :):)