Last year we experienced the family fun that was Geronimo Festival. It was a beautiful day, and spending it at a children’s festival was perfect for N and my godson. They had a ball and it was great to see them enjoying everything. This year Geronimo is being held at Arley Hall in Cheshire on 27-29th May. It’s a great opportunity to get outside with the children over the bank holiday weekend. The entertainment is all targeted at children. So… Continue Reading “Family fun with Geronimo Festival – giveaway”
We seem to be getting to know parks near us really well. N loves them, and is putting his foot down about simply going to the park rather than to somewhere with more to see and do. For Mother’s Day, I’d suggested we go to Blenheim – no. Then somewhere in Stratford – no. But the park in Stratford upon Avon was requested instead. With a promise of lunch out and an ice cream, N was in agreement that he… Continue Reading “An unplanned playground visit for Mother’s Day”
There are some great benefits to living where we do. The view. Living close to family. Plenty of space for N to play in. The downside is that it’s pretty breezy because there’s no shelter from other houses or hedges etc. The bonus of that of course, is that it’s great for flying kites. When I say kites, I mean easy light ones, not massive stunt kites. I think we’d have to go up our hills to use those. We… Continue Reading “Kite flying and nest building – kite giveaway”
This week’s My Sunday Photo is the first day this year we’ve properly spent out in the garden. It’s still too water logged on the grass really, but we got the kite out for some kite flying. Of course, as soon as we got it unfurled, the wind died down and N got bored trying. So while he went off and cut the grass (with scissors), I enjoyed some relaxation and kite flying. Taking me back to my childhood.
Like most children, N loves the simple things in life. Just going to the park so he can ride his bike or scoot and he’s happy. The other day he requested a park trip, so we headed there for a spring walk, with me hoping I’d get to photograph blossom. I was disappointed there wasn’t more blossom in our local park. Just the one lopsided bush amongst the boughs of a tree. Other people walking past must have thought me… Continue Reading “Spring walk and running races in the park”
I’ve shared previously what I love about autumn and winter, but spring seems to make everything hopeful. Instagram goes mad for it, people shake off their coats (we hope) and get thinking about summer. So here’s my take on the joys of spring, through the season: My signs of spring Lighter evenings Spotting the first newborn lambs in the field Blossom on the trees Leaves emerging to take away the bareness The first cut of the grass Gorgeous sunsets Daffodils… Continue Reading “Signs of spring – my joys of spring”
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”
It always seems like an effort to get out for a walk at home. It’s a lot easier if I have to get out and go for a purposeful trip out. Mary from Over 40 and a mum to one and I had arranged to meet up with our boys at Stowe Gardens. Luckily the day was dry and mild although foggy. So the usual reflective lake wasn’t showing its true beauty. Monkey and N have only met fleetingly once… Continue Reading “Friends together at National Trust Stowe Gardens”
It’s been really chilly this week, and it culminated in me spotting this lone icicle hanging next to the bedroom window. Of course I didn’t have my big camera, only my phone. But given I had to bend my arm holding the phone out of the window in an uncomfortable position, I didn’t mind. Thankfully my phone camera is pretty good and I could get in the trees in the icicle.