Very near to my childhood home is a Wood planted on a left over slag heap from Shropshire’s industrial past and while this place is now seemingly a popular venue for vagabonds and pot heads, it was during my childhood a popular place for me and my friends to hang out and play our childhood games, ranging from Kick the Can, Ackey and more often than not a variation on Cowboys and Indians or army. It was an ideal spot as there was lots of undergrowth and tree roots to crawl in and out of, trees to climb up and deeps to make the terrain seem interesting.
I wonder if modern day kids use the woods to make dens, play army or even your basic hide and seek.
This is my first entry for Fandango’s One Word Prompt, a blog which like a few others has stepped in to fill the void left by the demise of the Daily Prompt.
And now, music courtesy of Nat King Cole
Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Game