We went to Stanwick Lakes Country Park, and they have a great adventure playground complete with water play areas. Perfect for the hot weather, and I was pleased that I’d thought to take not only a change of clothes, but a pair of swim trunks.
N loves to play outside, and this crossbow and arrow set are his top toy at the moment. Mostly because the arrows fly so far and fast and he can see how high he can send them. So far, one is lost on next door’s roof and a second is in next door’s garden. I’m hoping it gets thrown back over before their dogs get to it. So one left. Hopefully the others will be retrieved soon. (*Affiliate link –… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – shooting arrows”
This weekend has been the local Strictly show, with local ‘heroes’ and ‘pros’ from the local ballroom dance school. This year 2 of my friends were taking part – they both danced nicely, but for the matinee I was at they didn’t make the final stage. There were some lovely dancers – some I couldn’t tell who was the pro, others were definitely not dancers! I’d love to take part in something like this, maybe if I lose my weight,… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – Strictly show”
The detail on my tulips as they’ve decayed has been gorgeous. I’m so happy to have my camera back from being fixed, it means I can do proper macro shots again. It’s strange going back to manual photography again after my phone and having used my semi manual compact camera for the best part of a month. It’s going to take some getting used to and a bit of practice. I think the petals look a bit like feathers with… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – macro practice”
We arrived home the other day to see more sheep and lambs being put out in the field behind the house. This newborn lamb was only 10 minutes old. It took a wobbly while to find milk, its mother seemed a bit bemused but wasn’t really helping it. N’s being very good and counting the sheep and lambs out in the field each morning to check they’re all still ok.
This beautiful display of purple flowers was at Upton House, our nearby National Trust property. I took N and the youngest nephew for the Easter Egg hunt. I was a bit disappointed because the mirror lake still is filled in despite them originally saying March it would reopen. The boys just enjoyed rolling down the slopes in the gardens.
There’s been some lovely sunsets earlier this week, and one evening 2 of the cousins turned up for some football in the garden. The 3 of them had a great time, with N occasionally going on the climbing frame to survey his ‘land’ across the fields. I was hoping to get him on the monkey bars, but he’s started to get scared of them. That’s despite him last year being quite happy to whizz straight across hem, much to my… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo – sunset silhouette”