We had one of those nights. One where you lose out on about 3 hours sleep and have to eat like a pig all the next day just to feel slightly human, rather than hungover (even though unfairly no alcohol has passed your lips!). The cause of the hungover feeling is feeling refreshed and EXTRA super human after a lay-in of two hours that means she now wants to go to nursery, resulting in a super speedy breakfast and a slightly unhealthy packed lunch, and then a quick whizz round to the nursery (where I’m sure the staff think you are hungover and have just overslept – as dearest daughter does not look unwell or sleepy in the slightest!) I therefore must get out of the house with the toddler in the air otherwise I will collapse on the sofa, so we head to the Devils Punch Bowl in Hindhead, a National Trust site. (And breath!)
It turned out to be a lovely sunny morning, although there was a sharp wind and therefore pretty cool in the shade. I only intended on having a little stroll with Bodhi as he is pretty slow at walking, still having to look at all puddles, passer-bys and four-legged friends in this new found stage of toddlerhood.
However, on such a bright sunny day it didn’t matter as the view at the Devils Punch Bowl is pretty stunning so with Bodhi having lots of stops there was plenty of opportunity for me to admire the views and keep snapping away.
It always amazes me here as the ‘old’ A3 used to pass through the Devils Punch Bowl but you can still make out the old road form. I had many a journey as a child passing through the Devils Punch Bowl and Hindhead on the A3 going to the coast, but now the ‘new’ A3 goes under it in a mile long tunnel.
Bodhi had a good little wander, occasionally needing a pick up when the wind was quite strong but mostly strolling along. The route we took was short and flat, just perfect for a little stroll with a toddler. There are various other walking routes at the Devils Punch Bowl, one of which is a gently sloping path which is great for children to use their bikes and scooters on. There are the occasional car and fast bike that you have to look out for though!
That was the morning cobwebs sorted, I just had the afternoon to get through!
What do you do when you’ve had a bad night? Do you have favourite places to go to blow the cobwebs away?