Walking and fossil hunting in the New Forest

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Once N gets something that interests him he keeps going on about it. Last term they were learning about dinosaurs and fossils at school. So he’s been wanting to go fossil hunting. So it was lucky we were holidaying in the New Forest and could check out some of the fossil hunting beaches. Fossil hunting at Barton on Sea The only problem is that I know less about fossils than he does. I’ve never been fossil hunting, I’ve never seen… Continue Reading “Walking and fossil hunting in the New Forest”

Gruffalo’s Child Trail and musical magic at Wendover Woods

After our disappointment at not seeing a Gruffalo at the end of the Gruffalo Trail in Salcey Forest earlier in the year, I really wanted to try another forest and see one.  So when I saw that the Gruffalo’s Child trail was the next one starting this October, I put a date in the diary to take N. Wendover Woods are just over an hour from us, but worth making the slightly longer journey (despite the mad satnav directions) going… Continue Reading “Gruffalo’s Child Trail and musical magic at Wendover Woods”

Tractors, trotting and tubas – Day out at Brailes Show

I love fayres and shows (as you might have guessed from various posts over the last few weeks), and there’s more still to come over the remainder of the summer. Last weekend was Brailes Show which is only down the hill from us in Warwickshire.  I thought it was going to be a relatively small affair, but it was heaving and much bigger than anticipated.   I made the mistake of not parking out on the road in the village, so… Continue Reading “Tractors, trotting and tubas – Day out at Brailes Show”

Not so sunny BloxFest

Last year’s BloxFest (my old village’s May festival of stalls, food, crafts and 3 stages of music in 3 of the village pubs) was great fun, and packed out due to the great weather.  This year the weather’s cold and a bit grey with a few rain showers and not a lot of sun. We managed without the pushchair too which was impressive for N as there’s quite a few slight hills and to-ing and fro-ing from pub to pub… Continue Reading “Not so sunny BloxFest”

Birdland, Bourton on the Water

As it’s harvest at the moment (plus he’s a workaholic), it means N & I are left to our own devices, so on recommendation we decided to go to Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water today.  It was great weather obviously, so we slapped on the sun lotion, grabbed his hat and off we went to arrive early. Plenty of parking spaces at 10 on a Sunday morning in Bourton (by 1 as we were leaving it was manic), and Birdland was pretty… Continue Reading “Birdland, Bourton on the Water”

Afternoon at the playground

Yippee, another task completed from my 101 in 1001 list. Today was a lovely day, although quite exhausting.  We had Rhythm Time in the morning (quite empty as 2 of Nathaniel’s friends couldn’t make it due to their mummies going spa-ing!!!).  As the day was beautiful and warm, we decided to take a walk to the next village about a mile away (but seeming further) to visit the playground there. It was recommended to me, and it was worth tracking… Continue Reading “Afternoon at the playground”