After the English Lesson

During the Easter break, a little visitor came to stay and one of the things we planned into our days together were a couple of English lessons!
However, it wasn't all work and no play, not at all!
Our first outing was to go downtown to visit the cathedral and admire the architecture and take some photos.

Wow! Look how tall these columns are!

The day was cold and windy, so we dashed to a little café we know in the old part of town to drink a thick, hot chocolate!

It was so thick, we had to eat it with a spoon! 
The chocolate was accompanied by a mini Panettone, which is a rich Italian bread made with eggs and fruit and butter according to a secret recipe and traditionally eaten at Christmas.
Then we took the bus back home and had fun time in the local park.

Swinging high!

Jumping for joy! 

The next day was warmer and we even got some sun
and we drove out into the country to have a picnic by the pond.
There were masses of wriggling tadpoles for us to observe.
We couldn't have gone at a better time!

Playing by the stream was one of the highlights of the outing.
The woods were so peaceful except for beautiful birdsong and the sound of the running stream.

These photos are not about artistic composition
they are about the composition of Life
and how we can capture the wonders around us and rediscover
the sheer joy of existence
through the eyes of a child!


  1. Compliments for this lovely serie photo'
    good work again Sandra.

    thanks for sharing.

    wish you a lovely sunday.

    Greetings, joop

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your "little visitor" Sandra!
    These are wonderful images.
    I especially love the first one.
    You caught that at the perfect time.
    Happy Sunday to you!

  3. Thanks for letting us come along with you, Sandra! You really did capture that wonderful, childish enthusiasm for life in your images. Isn't it great to see things from a child's perspective?

  4. Hi Sandra, this is such a fun post to read and see your "little visitor". Your day was filled with a little learning about several topics, and that makes for a successful day. You shared your gift to photograph and share beautiful words on the blog with us, and made memories with your little guy. I loved the collection of pictures from start to finish. Playing in the creek looks especially fun, and what a nice park for him. Happy Sunday to you!

  5. Hi Sandra, that sounds like a perfect couple of days with your little visitor. He looks like he has got loads of energy. You managed to get out and have lots of fun. Great stuff!!!
    Have a good week.

  6. Hi Sandra, I LOVED to see a little bit of your life in fun that you went on so many adventures..what special memories of your times together..such a treasure..& that chocolate looks like indulgent heaven..oh to be in that coffee shop...good for you! Have a lovely week xx

  7. And you captured all those wonders beautifully!

  8. Beauty, delights and children are a great combination in life. I'm sure you also had a wonderful time.

  9. Merci Sandra de nous avoir rendu visite. Nous aimons également les photos de votre blog, délicat mélange de la nature avec la famille.
    Céline & Philippe

  10. Wspaniałe wycieczki z dziećmi. Była i ciekawa budowla i przyroda i zabawa świetne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    A great trip with children. It was and interesting building and gardens and playing some great shots. Yours.

  11. Sandra, that must have been a most wonderful time for the 2 of you, one to be treasured in the memory. Your photos are wonderful--especially the pond and stream made me want to tag along.

  12. Nice work !!

    Remember photo group

  13. Great shots. Looks like some nice time together!