The good old days

The good old days

The good old days

Remember the days when a good tyre swing was all that was needed for a day full of fun during the school holidays? It seems the kids of today have no idea when it comes to entertaining themselves the era of PlayStation and Xbox have taken away the sense of adventure that used to flow through a child’s veins, a perfect example of this is bonfire night, this used to be as exciting as Christmas for kids all over the place, collecting bonfire wood from old factories and yards in the area was something that was planned with a full on strategy, storing it was like running a well organised warehouse with kids guarding the wood, making sure it wasn’t stolen by kids from ‘rival’ areas. Nowadays kids don’t even know what collecting bonfire wood is.

We recently went to a job to remove a big old oak tree, the tree had been sat in the garden of a large home for lots of years but the owners wanted to extend and needed the space the tree was sat in, hanging from the tree was an old tyre swing on a piece of frayed rope, it looked like it had been there since time began but what a sight, it really did take me back, it was a summers day, the grass had just been cut and this swing was hanging there in front of me, I was tempted but I wasn’t confident the rope would hold out (Not that I’d put a little bit of timber on since I was about 12).

Summer, regardless of how long it is in the UK has always been a memorable time, grass being cut and people tending to lawns and gardens really is a fabulous site, the sound of  laughter coming from the gardens and streets while people enjoy the longer days really does make people feel good.

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