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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The Milk Race : And A Flashback Friday.....



We have been non stop this week with the kids off school and my Husband off work. Lots of fun days out. From Lincoln to London.

On Sunday we went for a day out on the train to Nottingham. This is not too far away from home, always delivering a smashing day. The now annual Milk Race is back in the city. After being bored on the train on the way in, with the hubby telling us all about the original Milk Race. When he was a lad!! We had a good walk round the City, some retail therapy, had our traditional walk up-to the Castle. Then finally went to encourage some cyclists in the Milk Race. If we are not exercising ourselves, cheering others on is always good fun..
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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