I am a mother too two young children, a little girl who is coming up to three and a little boy who is one on sunday! We have lived in our little eco house for nearly two whole years. I have offered to write some blog posts in order to present a view of Oxley woods via a different set of eyes. I can not promise to blog often, or make much sense as I am no writer but I can provide an honest account of my life as a stay at home mum living in Oxley
Our house is still very much a work in progress, I am a housing association tenant and the people that had the house for the short time before we moved in really didn’t look after it so well!! It has taken a while to get used to the lack of storage (no loft) but i have become entirely creative with my solutions to that problem. so far so good!
Most recently we have had the fantastic play equipment installed over on the park, before this was all put in i used to waddle (heavily pregnant) up and down the park land pushing my toddler on her trike. It used to make me feel very lucky to have such a nice ‘green’ space on our door step. I get a bit overwhelmed with the ‘ickky city’ side of Milton Keynes so to have lovely spaces like this is awfully important to us as a family. Now we have these play parks scattered from the pond at the end of my street (Lorre mews) all the way down to near the tesco shop, it is just amazing. We play over there daily, some times several times a day. Obviously i am just supervising and have no interest at all in playing on the super amazing tall red spider wed climby thingy…
I have been really surprised at the huge amount of children playing out there. Where were they all hiding last summer?! I am also yet to encounter a ‘horrible child’ I think most parents can relate to going along to toddler groups etc and encountering a brat baby. There is usually at least one! My little bold baby has been treated with nothing but courtesy and respect from the other children playing outside.
Watching the area and community develop is something special, it is the most friendly place I have ever lived! I can’t wait to spend many more years here.