Sunday, 17 April 2016

Testing out the van . . . . sorry I meant Classic Campervan

On Saturday we visited my sister.

Not at her house, ooh no.

She has abandoned the tent world and bought herself a campervan.

Its been a long process, with many weekends spent renovating it.

But this weekend they took it for its first overnight stay away from home.

The weather was perfect, although probably too cold for me!!

The locals seemed friendly.

The views out over Morecambe Bay are beautiful, you can see the mountains of the lakes in the distance.

For more photos of her campervan journey hop over to  Instagram

(P.S. This is the campsite we tested out our new tent a couple of years ago)

Saturday, 16 April 2016


On Thursday we had a trip to the beach, 

The day was lovely and bright, but ooh so chilly


We had our usual competition to find the most unusual thing on the beach

Anything to keep us moving!!

The crab above was my find, it was still alive and I hand caught it

But the winner was my son who found the above shrimp/lobster/not sure. . . . . 

And when the memory of the sea has gone, I still have sand and shells in my coat pocket to remind me of our day.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Bolton Abbey

Another day, another day out!!
Today it was Bolton Abbey.

The photos don't do it justice, it really is beautiful.

We visited last year and crossed the river on the stepping stones.
I was absolutely terrified. 
The children wanted to have another go, but unfortunately the river was too high and some of the stones had washed away!!! 
(This meant that meany Mummy didn't have to say no, but Bolton Abbey said no)

After an ice cream and with renewed energy we headed back to the car for lunch, throwing a few coins in the fountain for luck on our way past!!

The children where persuaded to have another short walk after lunch to see The Strid

When we returned to the car we where all shattered but happy with our day.

What would complete the day? 
Yes a trip to the fabric shop on the way home. . . . . 

(Weirdly, when I looked back to our last visit, it was exactly a year and one day ago.
I also managed to call at the fabric shop on my way home)

Sunday, 10 April 2016

The start of Easter. . . . .

Yes, we are finally off school for 'Easter'. I know Easter was a few weeks ago but at our school we only had Friday and Monday off school. So we are now off for two whole weeks!!

Saturday was full of jobs, washing, shopping, etc.

But today we headed out to the local nature reserve.

We spotted our first bluebell of the year!!

Its so nice to be out and about, often I'm at the back of the group, trying to take photos then rushing to catch up!!

We had a look around the Crafty Vintage Fair and a lovely chat with Sarah from Mitenska who had a stall full of beautiful drawings and printed artwork. 

No visit to Brockhole would be complete without calling at the huge park, today's favourite was the zip wire (over large muddy puddles)

Then home for a late lunch, followed by pottering in the garden.

If the next two weeks can be similar then that will be great. . . . . . 

If you fancy looking at a couple of previous visits you can find them here and here.