Category: Family & Days Out

Rambling Through The Roses

Last weekend, we decided to take a trip to the David Austin roses plant centre, in Albrighton. I’ve recently bought a couple for Project Garden, as they are my favourite plants, so I was keen to roam the gardens and see which other ones I liked the most, and I …

A Muddy Mess

This post is dedicated to the fabulous MudPie Mama. It’s thanks to reading her blog last week, that Boo has been happily entertained in our garden this week. I do have memories of making mud-pies with my brother when I was little, but for some reason just hadn’t introduced the …

‘Country Kids’ Inspired

Pretty much since I started blogging last month, I’ve been joining up with Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids linky. It’s about getting outside to have some family fun, whether it be a day out at a farm, a stroll through the park, or just splashing in puddles in your back garden. It’s …

Our Lunch Date

For today’s What’s the Story? and Magic Moments post, it’s a really simple photo, depicting a really simple thing. My husband, with our children, in a park.   I took it last Thursday, when I decided, spontaneously, to pack up a picnic and go and meet him for his lunch-break. …

Our Day at Sandwell Valley Park

Last Saturday we headed off to Sandwell Valley Country Park. We’d never been before, and this escapade represented another where we’re determined to explore more of the parks that we have around us, especially as they are, by and large, free, and a great way to spend time with the …

Visit to Planters Garden Centre

I’m looking for more Project Garden inspiration everywhere! We’ve been to 3 local garden centres in the last week alone, and I’ve been making notes of anything that I’m loving for our garden. The children are enjoying it, as 2 out of the 3 we’ve been to have had animals …

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

On a rainy Sunday, we were going through the motions and the day was passing us by, as it easily can when housework and chores crowd in around you. We had very little lined up, as the rain had put pay to our playground plans. I was scrolling through my …

Fun in the Sun at Kingsbury Water Park

While the sun shines, I love to get the family outside, enjoying it all. Last weekend a sunny day dawned, so we had a little think about where to go, that was nearby, cost little, and most importantly, would be fun! We came up with Kingsbury Water Park. My sister-in-law …

Our Top 5 Rainy Day Activities

We’ve been feeling a little spoilt with all of this lovely weather. Trips to the park, playgrounds, bug hunts and garden play have made up most of our days, so what to do now faced with a day full of rain? These are our favourites for indoors fun, and I …

The Great Bug Hunt Adventure

We woke up on Wednesday and the thought struck me that we had no plans whatsoever for the day. No nursery drops, no play-dates, no kids classes, no cards basket collections, no appointments, nada. It felt good. The whole world was our oyster so what would we do? The sun …

A Blackboard Drawing – #Magic Moments

Today Boo was scribbling away on her blackboard, as she frequently does, when she produced this… Now, speaking as her mum, it’s obviously a masterpiece! A three year old creating such art is brilliant! But, you’re asking me what it actually is, aren’t you…?! She told me that it’s her, …

Boo’s First Sports Day

Yesterday we were invited along to Boo’s nursery for her first ever sports day. As it was such a momentous occasion, the husband had the day off work so that he could join us. It was non-competitive, and just for the nursery and reception class. We arrived at 2pm, to …

Our First Visit to Legoland

As part of our Sun holiday to Hoburne Cotswold, we decided as we were closer to Windsor than our house is, to go to Legoland. Cue much excitement in our house – and Boo was pretty happy about it, too! Now, being thrifty,  I logged into my Tesco clubcard account, …

Our Stay at Hoburne Cotswold

We’re back from a lovely few days away in the Cotswolds. It was one of our Sun holidays, and I’d say one of our best. We all enjoyed it, the park and caravan were brilliant and it definitely helped that the weather was good – lovely change and pleasant surprise! …

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