Our wood is crescent shaped, running by the side of a neighbour's lake, with a little lane running between - perfect for walking the dog and getting some fresh air - and gives us plenty of opportunity to hunt for mushrooms, collect a bit of firewood and gather holly and ivy.
Our little poodle, Charlie, loves it here - but he won't sit still long for a piccie, so this is just a black blur as he jumps up to investigate a large hole in a tree - there was obviously something living in there but Charlie couldn't reach it!
Our neighbour has put up a scarecrow to keep away the heron from his precious fish - you can just see it
We don't take any prisioners either - the kids are dragged out with us, plus their respective boy/girl friends
and I get them to look for edible goodies
But all too soon, the sun goes down, time for home