I popped into town today to shop and called to look at the craft section in Lakeland. I found a spinning plastic storage doodah that would be good for my tools etc. It was in the bargain section but no box or price so the lady went to find a code for it. She came back and said it was for a patio table with the middle bit for a parasol to go through (there is a bowl that can be removed), it was £19.99, reduced to £9.99 then £4.99 but because it was the last one and there was no box I could have it for £2.99!! It's on a turntable and measures 15" across so not small but I can fit everything into it and it takes up far less room than all the mess that was there before!
After reading Kirsty Wiseman's blog about Geocaching I looked it up on the internet and spoke to Alex and Georgie to see of they were interested. We bought a small GPS unit yesterday for £100, it sounds expensive but if we went for a day out to a theme park or to London it would cost that by the time we paid for travel, sightseeing tickets, shopping and food. We all love being outdoors anyway so we thought it was a better investment for our half term holiday funds.
It was dusk by the time we got home and worked out how to enter the co-ordinates so we decided to look for a simple cache nearby. We went off to a nearby village and walked through orchards to find the hidden 'treasure', I can't believe how excited we were to find a blue plastic tupperware box full of bits & pieces hidden in the branches of a bush. The idea is that you take a piece of 'treasure', leave something else and then log your visit in a notebook kept in the container. Georgina took a badge, Alex took a US quarter and we left two enbroidered patches and a sheet of stickers. I forgot my camera in the rush to get there before dark but we are going hunting this afternoon for two more near the village so I will make sure I get some photos then. We also filled our own cache box so that we can hide one for others to find, it is so much more fun than I thought it woudl be and definitely an incentive to get out and walk in the fresh air.