Glasgow is home to Licketyspit and many of our families and it is also known as ‘The Dear Green Place’.🌿🌻
The name Glasgow means ‘place of the green hollow’ or ‘dear green place’ derived from the ancient Brythonic language words glas meaning ‘green’ and cau meaning ‘hollow’ and it is a very fetching name because our city is full of great parks huge and small and green areas for everyone to enjoy!
So we had the brilliant idea to choose some fabulous Glasgow parks to meet up with our friends for a play and ‘hang out’. 👋🏼
For our first outdoor Saturday session we chose the gorgeous Tollcross Park which is internationally famous for its unique Rose Garden and impressive Winter Gardens! Tollcross park has many hidden gems including the Glen Nature Walk and the Children’s Farm that many of our families visited on Saturday too. 🍃🐴
The weather was smiling on us and Ruby, Taz, Andre and Shona woke to a warm and sunny Saturday morning all excited and ready to host a very special outdoor gathering for our families! Much care and thought had been put into our Big Porridge & Play session to have everything organised for all of us to get together safely and to enjoy ourselves in each other’s company. 🌞
When we play together like this we always gather in a big circle. At Licketyspit we LOVE a big circle because when we are in a circle you can see everyone and everyone can see you which makes playing together all the better as you can make sure that every person can have a turn and can be seen and heard!👂🏿
What joy to make ourselves as Big as a Bear together! And to hear everyone’s big voice going OOOOOHHH!!!
Singing and dancing Grandma, Grandma and telling the story of Jelly On His Head!
Oh and of course doing the Funky Chicken and blowing up a Magic Ball and taking off into imaginary worlds of hoping bunnies, potions, dancing dinosaurs and mount Everest skiing explorers! 🦖
Shona and Ruby had a drink and a delicious snack for everyone! We tucked into some delicious vegetable samosas handmade in Glasgow and we had fruit and biscuits and picnic blankets to sit at and chat to everyone! 🍌
Lawand, Mahek, Fatima, Tia, Alexander, Emmanuele, Priscilla, Presley, Princewill, Olaife, Elisabeth, Adesayo, Brown, Tommy & Logeen, Felicia & Francesca, Casey, Joy & Peace, Areeb, Sarim & Rohan & their cousin Rajaab, Yumna, Fernanda, Ayo & Daniel & Aminata, with their grown ups, all came and met and played and laughed together!
There was rolling down the grass and swinging off tree branches, running around and cartwheels and hand stands and everyone got to choose a book to take home too! 📚
And all round brilliant day outdoors with a bunch of wonderful friends…what’s not to like? 😃
By Andre, Ruby, Shona, Taz & The Licketyspit Families 🎈