Dusk Walks

August 30, 2012

I'm not sure about in your household, but I find those couple of hours in the late afternoon/early evening a bit of a challenge.  There is always a flurry of activity with dinner, cleanup, bath time, getting ready for bed etc.

We are often a little frazzled from the day by then, so I decided to start taking Poppet on a little "dusk walk" and I am absolutely loving it.

We go together just Poppet and I, (Daddy stays home for a few minutes of time to himself).  She rides on my back in her carrier, which was made by a dear friend.  

It is such a special time of the day.

When traveling on foot you notice so many things.  Last night we listened to the Tui's, smelled some freesia growing along the path (I love that she knows how to smell flowers now), looked at the moon and walked until we could see the bay.

At that time in the evening the roadside jasmine is incredibly fragrant and we picked a little bunch for beside her bed.  I just love how the smell fills the room.

Such a calm and peaceful way to spend half an hour before bath-time, and a sweet night ritual for us to share.



  1. what a great idea, we did that over summer last year after dinner, it's such a nice time of day.

  2. lovely idea Lisa, I should do this more!


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