Showing posts with label Country Kids With Coombe Mill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Country Kids With Coombe Mill. Show all posts

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...

Linking up with ~

  Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Our Halloween Night...

Hope you all had a fun Halloween day and night?

My children love Halloween and had a great time making cakes, designing  Pumpkins, dressing up and going out 'Trick or Treating'

The little witch had a few costume changes!!

And then she was happy being a little Hello Kitty devil..

Lots of people make a real effort here, which is lovely to see...

How big was this Pumpkin, lol...

Now the children are set up for the next few weeks with candy and chocolate!!

Linking up with~

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 18 October 2014

North Pier Blackpool...

This week it has been cold and very rainy here..

We have not had to the chance to do any outside adventures. 

Darker nights are on their way.

In from school then lazy nights before bedtime.

Reading, crafting and catching up on homework...

I think we are slow this year adapting to the weather.

No much running...

No Parkrun for a few weeks either a my husband has been working.

We have got to start getting out again now the rain has stopped!!

This week I am sharing some outside ventures from our holiday in Blackpool.

Ones I forgot to post a few weeks ago...


Or you could say I was saving them for a rainy day!?!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Run/ Walk In The Park : Country Kids With Coombe Mill...

On Sunday me and 3 of our children decided to go on the hunt for conkers. Dressed in something comfortable to run in,  it was the perfect combination to get some exercise done too.

Mum behind as usual!!

Its easy to get the youngest to our running when they have new trainers...

No Conkers here, so run to the next spot...

Found one unopened chestnut shell so we could be close?


That was about it...

We did not find any...

Oh well..

We had to make a quick plan B...

And picked some leaves to make an Autumn picture instead...

Linking up our outside fun with ~

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Fantasy Island...

The last few weeks we have been getting out and doing lots of running. The children are loving running at the minute, which is great...A PB at Parkrun for my son last week and nearly 2 minutes quicker for me last week than 2 weeks before. 

This week I though I would share some pictures of a family day out to the seaside {instead of running again!!}. Sharing one of the last visit to the Beach in 2014. No more visits for another year. Aww...

Something special about being at the seaside when the sun is shining. 

How good does it make you feel!?! 

This was a day out a few weeks ago at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. The sun was out and it felt like we were aboard. We stayed the night in Mablethope and the next day was completely different, cold windy and overcast!! Typical British weather!!

Fantasy Island was buzzing with people..

Great wall, perfect for a photo opp!!

Loving this sunshine..

After a walk around the market and fairground, time to hit the beach...

Having to sit in the shade as it was to hot..

Linking up our beach fun with ~

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Parkrun And Still Smiling..

Last Saturday we visited a Country park to try a different Parkrun event we had not tried before. 

Way back around 11 years ago when I first started running, I did my first ever race here. I remembered the course perfect. Never racing before at the time I remember how beautiful the the course was around a really big lake. That was a 6 miles race then, and after I finished I told my husband "It was the hardest thing I had ever done". Even though it was nice a easy flat course and I told him "I would never run again"...

After a lot of cakes and a few days rest, I did get back into running..

11 years on and with 2 marathons under my belt, 3 miles is hard work for me at the minute. Does running ever get easier? Anyhow me, my second oldest son and my 11 year old did the Parkrun. It was pefect weather for running faster. Cool and overcast. Much better this time around doing 5km rather than 10km distance. My 17 year old set off at the front with about 6 other men and me and my 11 year old son set off together. Nice running, breathing and staying together, watching all the other runners along the way.  Then at mile one it was time for my son to leave me and went off in front. 

So speedy...He left my sight in a matter of minutes. Me plodding along fast!?! well fast for me. I got to around 2 miles and day dreaming looking around the big pond and I could just make out the finish line. Wow how long left go !?! It looked like miles... 

Just at that moment I seen my 17 year old sprinting to the end, coming in first with no one behind him.. whoo I wish I was that fast ( I thought) ... I wiped a little tear away from my eye, hoping it was him running well and I was not filling up over someone else!! lol (phew it was him) and I carried on running, hoping the finish line would come soon. 

My 11 year old finished 2 minutes before me, which was great. I can not even get him out training in the week either, think he needs to now..He just finds running natural, all my boys do. I wish I did. They take after their dad.

Then eventually I finish in just over 27 minutes...
Wow I did work hard the last bit though... 
A man tried to pass me... 
No I though...
Tries to sprint...
He was behind me breathing hard..
He made me work hard..
Feel dizzy... 
Feel sick ..
But I kept him off.. 

My youngest son watched in amazement..
" Mum I did not know you could run that fast" 
I said... and gave him a cheeky wink ;)
So I do have more to give!!

Linking up our country fun with~

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Victoria Embankment ..

There are lots of beautiful parks in Nottinghamshire and one of our favourite places is at The Victoria Embankment. The first time I seen it, I wanted to move here!! I phoned my husband up and said, pack up we are moving.

Nothing ever materialized from that conversation but we love to visit when possible. They also hold lots of great events held here too, so lots of things to look out for. Last year I ran the Nottingham half marathon, we also had a great time at the Arm Forces Day where we watched the Red Arrows fly by and a bike race event was on not to long ago...

How cool is the park for the children!?!

Now if you can get up, you can get down!! "I'm not getting down until someone helps me" *rushes over to help* wow it looks a long way up there!!

Linking up our park fun over at-

  Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Sandcastles In The Sand...

We have all had a good start to the holidays, with great weather, yummy food and lots of laughter. 

Followed by fun days out, a pointless surprise bus journey and my eldest son being in hospital with tonsillitis so bad his temperature wouldn't go down. You would think at 20 it was time to stop worrying as much!?! 

So many thing we will remember from this week, for sure!!

I think the best day so far is a day out to Skegness. 

Sunshine, children, grandma and granddad ( my mum and dad) 
sandcastles, freshly made doughnuts, chips and ice cream at the seaside.

Sunday was defiantly the best day to go.

 We went by train and nearly had our own private carriage there and back on the train, it was perfect!!

Linking up our fun day out at the beach with-

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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