The boys and I have grand designs.
There is a beautiful sycamore tree at the bottom of our garden where eldest son seems to have spent so many lovely times climbing up, swinging from and generally hanging off.
wheeeee!!!!! eldest son age about 5, on a home-made swing. How times pass – he was fourteen this week. (Happy Birthday you gorgeous teenage creature!).
We would really, really love a tree house…a den, a hideaway, a magic place for creating all sorts of adventures… a place to hide in. There are some great instructions for building one in The Dangerous Book for Boys
, which could possibly be a great Summer holiday project for us.
I spied this one recently, slightly bigger than the one that we are planning to make, but I thought it looked great, and couldn’t resist taking a picture.
I also received this card recently, with a beautiful grown -up looking tree house photo taken by Juliette Wade. Can you imagine escaping to somewhere like this on a balmy Summer’s evening? Ahem…but of course the tree house would be for the boys (well I can dream right?).
Perhaps I should just book myself into the tree house at Castle Cottage
Just hope my Tarzan will come with me.
Image of tree house at Castle Cottage, with thanks to Alison.