Every now and again C and I get home from school early enough for an evening walk. We live off the beaten path, essentially countryside, as there are only a handful of homes surrounding us. Farmland even. I picked these peas from a neighbor’s yard, and chanced them on dinner. Such a far cry from the metropolis on Haver’s, which I miss for its socialability, but have happily traded for seclusion. I love the fact that Coralie can play quite freely outside, without the worry of car traffic. She has even started to request being dropped off a little ways before the house every now and again, so she can ‘walk home’ on her own. I’m up for as much of a free-range childhood a four-year old can handle. Of course, she likes to bring her baby for walks, but annoyingly our roads are not very stroller friendly. She has adopted to baby wearing, and quite thoughtfully makes sure baby had good visibility of the sites along the way.