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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Making A Boring Day Into A Fun Day..


It is amazing how much fun you can have going for a walk with a hubby, 2 kids and a dog in the rain! Mollie is always full of surprises and the kids are always making me laugh out loud.


A few weeks ago we took Mollie up to the park with her first frisbee to see what she would make of it. The children were not to fussed about going as it was a bit rainy and nearly getting dark. Eventually they decided to come along for a walk.
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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sherwood Forest : Country Kids ..

We have had a fun packed week as the kids and even hubby were off school and work for half term holidays. Double busy, even when the weather was not great. The best day of the week was Monday, we tried to make the most of it.

On Monday we went to visit Sherwood Forest in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. The weather was amazing for the time of year and the sun was shining brightly. Not like the rest of the week, as mentioned, which was dull and rainy. 
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Friday, 23 October 2015

Fitness Friday : Could You Run Everyday?


Could you run everyday? I know I can't. I try every New Year. 1st Resolution, go out on a run everyday. I once lasted until February, but then fell off the wagon. So Fitness Friday today with my running hero. My 12 year old son!


In January he made a New Years Resolution. To run at least one mile every day. We are now nearly in November and he is still going strong.  Even when we have been away on holidays, or days out. Even in the pouring rain and last Winters snow.  As Roy Castle used to say "Dedication's all you need."
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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Autumn Fun...


Me and my daughter making the most of the Autumn leaves.

These pictures were taken on our walk last week. Something fun about kicking the fallen leaves and chucking them around in the air. 

What is not to love about the wonderful colours of Autumn!?!


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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Going On An Adventure...


We were all excited for the start of the Summer Holidays. 

Nice sunny skies, for six action packed weeks..

Not!! 

In fact more dull and rainy days than sunshine this week.

No worries though, cloudy days can be fun too. All we need is an idea. Some of our most memorable days of the holiday so far, have been when we woke up with seemingly nothing to do. 

Tuesday being a perfect example. We decided to take a trip to Grandmas house that morning, after nice big breakfast.

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Let's Go To The Beach...


Let's Go To The Beach...
I can't believe it was a week ago we were having lots of fun at the beach. This weeks has flown by.

Last Thursday went to stay over at my mum and dads caravan for a few nights and took Mollie the Border Collie with us.

This is a nice quiet beach that we found some where between Mablethorpe and Skegness. A beach that dogs are allowed onto.

Shame I could not let her off the lead though.

I would have done as she is ok around other people children and dogs it is just the car park was nearby.

She goes mad when she sees the cars, trying to get to them to round them up with her sheep dog instance!

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Summer Bucket List: Grandmas And Granddads..


Bucket list No 23.) Grandmas And Granddads : Fun 2o minutes train ride, and 4 miles walk to go see Grandma and Granddad. Bike/run/ scooter or walk. Lovely on a sunny day.
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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Hampton Court Palace : The Maze..


Last week when the children were off school we had a fun day out visiting Hampton Court Palace in London.

{You may already know this if you have visited my blog this week!}

We had a great day out here and today I am sharing some picture from The maze. 
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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Anyone For Tennis?


On a stroll through a nearby park a few weeks ago. My youngest two and me saw some tennis courts.  It took me back more years than I care to remember. I loved playing tennis as a kid, however like many things over the years I seemed to have forgotten all about it.
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Saturday, 25 April 2015

15 Miles Walk In London...


Finally getting caught up in the blogging world after the Easter holidays. Today I am sharing some fun on a day out in London...
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Saturday, 7 March 2015

8 Miles Walk In London...



Today I am sharing some pictures from when the children were off school over the half term holidays.

How quickly does the time go? This was Saturday 2 weeks ago now. (I am so behind with blogging as I am sure this is the day I got ill from how cold it was on this day!?!)

After a week full of flu cold then recovering from a trap nerve in my back I am final fit and well again!! Well almost :)

We walked just over 8 miles that Saturday. My husband measured it on his new watch out of curiosity. Wow the children did great to walk this far, and they never moaned once!.. If we were at home they would not want to walk this far, but in London you can walk for miles and keep seeing something exciting to look at.

We had a lovely fun day out in London. Very cold but still lots of fun.

This is what I wore on the day, very appropriate?

We had a picnic on the ride down to London by train. Lots of fun walking around the parks and I was hoping the squirrels would stand still long enough for me to talk a good picture with my new camera ( ekk I must read the manual!).

A quick pose outside Buckingham Palace. A few pictures of the models coming out of London Fashion Week. A walk around China Town to see The Chinese New Year celebrations and lots of fun things in between.



Sometimes a day goes by and you have done nothing and that day is very unforgettable. Making memory's is so much fun as they happen and when you look back on the day.This Saturday in London was jammed packed full of different things to remember. It felt like we were there a whole weekend. The children will remember this day for a long time..



Linking up with ~

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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Saturday, 14 February 2015

A Winter Walk...


On Sunday as it was such a beautiful day we had a ride out to Chesterfield. If felt like a lovely Spring day. So warm for the time of year with the sun out and shining so brightly.


I was so pleased to see signs of Spring arriving when I stumble by these beautiful flowers. 


My daughter has a habit of pulling a face or giving me a "No I'm not smiling look when I take photos at the minute". My son is always happy to has his took although I think he was giving me the same look here!!


We found a Carousels set up in the market place. I love to see signs of the fair. Reminds me of Summer..


Now the children have broken up from school for half term we have to make plans what to do next week. I hope we get some nice dry weather and maybe a added bonus of sunshine!?! for our fun days out..

Linking up with- Country Kids



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Saturday, 31 January 2015

6 Miles Walk...

Hurry up dad, it's my turn!!

When the snow arrived at the beginning of the month it was so much fun. Everybody loved it. Before it had settled the children wanted to go out and play in it. Walks out, snowballing fun, making snowmen, slipping, sliding, Nerf fun and going on a walkie talkie adventure.

Now a month later and the snow is back again {lost count how many times it has come and gone now this month!}. Not too much fun now, cold, icy and everyone is fed up with it. The flu, colds and fever has caught us all {apart from hubby} and now I am really looking forward to warmer weather...

This was a 6 miles walk through the woods when the snow was exciting ..

Linking our outdoor fun up with ~ Coombe Mill

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Snow Kids...

These is no getting-away from the snow at the moment. Back again this week, thankfully not as deep as it was on Boxing Day. When it is cold outside, it is hard work getting my children out to play but throw us snow and there is no keeping them in!!


Today I am sharing some snow fun pictures I took when we had snow a few weeks ago. I have only just got around to sharing.


A miserable week with flu, not helped by the weather, the snow at least looked nice out of the windows! I am so glad after a week of having lemsip, it is eventually going. Sorry son, eek I may have passed it on to the 2nd eldest son!!
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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Park Fun In The Snow!!

Park Fun In The Snow... Yes really!!

If you read any my blogs, follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook you will have seen we got lots of lovely snow on Boxing day. It was great to see the snow arrive and also great to see it go! The last few days when it turns mushy and icy is never good.


My youngest two children are getting a bit to big for the park now and are never really interested in going on the swings, but if they cant go on ... they want to!! Typical eh? This week we have been having lots of fun out in the snow and these pictures were taken the day after boxing day, when the snow was fresh and new. Since then we have had shopping trips, running, walkie talkie fun and a trip to the woods to play Nerf guns in the snow.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

X Country Racing : Country Kids With Coombe Mill..

Brr .... it has been so miserable for us to get out and about over the last few week. We have mostly been staying inside after school as it has been getting dark and cold quickly. Weekends spent Christmas shopping with a few fresh miles walking to the shops and back.

Today I am sharing some pictures from a few weeks ago when my son did a cross country race. It is on every few weeks but lack of training and transport today so he has to miss the event. I always think it is great how many children get up and out early to run on such a wet and cold day. I have let my running slip due to exchanging a run for a class in the gym to keep warm. 


No mum I'm not nervous!!
Now I'm ready to race ...
Daughter and her teddy came along to support..
Let the race begin...
Go go go..
Tired but giving it his all...
Gave it everything...



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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Cross Country Relays At Berry Hill Park...


Last week my second eldest son ran the Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill Park. Each year 1,000's of runners of all ages come to the park to race x country. If this day was not get my running mojo back, no day would.


This is an event all the family love to go to watch. My husband and all my sons had been looking forward to this event for some time. Would it be raining? would it be cold? would it be muddy? like previous year? No, It must have been the warmest year on record for this event, {well in years} as usually I am wrapped up warm hiding behind scarf's, hat and gloves with the cold.

Not this year!!

The ladies races is the one that inspires me..  Women of all ages, running unbelievably fast... one day lol...


My son did great and was very pleased with his race. It is hard to get a good picture when he is running though...

Sometimes my kids do not want their photo taken...


Sometimes they do lol...

So on Tuesday I did a 6 mile run and rep session at running club, after 5 weeks off from running. Great to get back on it again but the boiler being broken don't make it easy to get out the door as freezing water is not much of an intensive to get me out running.

 Great news too, we have found someone to replace our boiler, put it where we want it putting, and at the right price!! 

Roll on a week on Monday...


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