How we became the world's most famous garden swing makers...
You could not make it up...
In a world where we normally wrap our children up in cotton wool, the swing is a place where they can learn to take calculated risks. Where they can literally learn to “push themselves” and to create their own fun.
So in learning the workings of the swing they do not only learn the meaning of life, but they develop balance and co-ordination and get a full body workout.
The garden swing can also be a great place to escape to for a moment of calm for all ages. The gentle movement of a hanging swing puts everybody at ease. Sit there with a baby in arms, a toddler in distress, an angry teenager or even a stressed spouse and see the effects. Greate conversations just happen in places like that, and from great conversations other paths are carved.
Such a place is also perfect for capturing on camera, and we have seen many beautiful portraits and family photographs. Smiles and postures are not ackward when you are on a swing. It is the perfect location for that ‘first day’ going to nursery, school or university, or to gather your loved ones to capture other milestones in life.
Seeing your swing hanging in the distance is also a daily reminder to slow down and take a moment to breathe, even on the days this is simply a good intention rather than our reality.
This is the first swing we ever made and it has a certain Alice in Wonderland feeling to it with it's generous proportions. We all feel like little children when sitting on this swing seat.
A great place to play for children of all ages, but these also make a lovely seat under a tree in your garden.