This year, I've decided that we're really going to have a good go at the 50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4s challenge by the National Trust. We've dabbled in the past, and managed to get a few things completed in the Autumn, but I've decided, this year, to make a feature of it … Continue reading Taking on the National Trust’s #50Things Challenge.
As the main aim of this blog is to record our Seasonal activities and tick items off our seasonal bucket lists I think it only right, now summer is ending and we enter a new season (Autumn yay!), that I sum up and reflect on what we've done. What did we achieve? Well, I must … Continue reading Summer 2016 Round Up
This year I really wanted to find a family friendly pub with a nice garden to relax in the sunshine. Again I didn't mind driving a bit further out because I think you tend to find that the nicest places are often on country roads rather than inner towns. So I did some research online, … Continue reading Relax in a beer garden- Tick!
Ah the park. The simplest of all childhood joys. Every town has one (or 50 depending on the size of the town) It just so happens that we live in quite a large town, so there are enough parks to keep us occupied all summer. However, we have done all of our local parks over … Continue reading Find a new park- tick!
If you get to the end of summer and haven't had a barbecue, are you really British and is it really summer?? Ha! But honestly, and maybe it's just me, but summer would not feel complete without charcoaled sausages and suspiciously pink chicken (disclaimer, I am joking and of course always make sure that our … Continue reading Have a barbecue – Tick!
"Every sunset holds the promise of a new dawn." Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love this quote. It's so true, the sunset represents the end of a day, a day that no matter how bad or good will never come again. It also reminds us that whatever happens, the sun will rise again the next day … Continue reading Watch the Sunset – Tick!
I knew we wanted to visit an amusement park this summer but having already been to Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park back in the Spring, I also knew that we wouldn't be visiting another of the 'Big Ones'. Thankfully, we have a small amusement park in the West Midlands called Wonderland, which is perfect … Continue reading Visit an Amusement Park- Tick!
For me, the cinema isn't really a summer activity. It's much too 'indoorsy' and more suited to getting snuggled up on an Autumn or winter evening. However, the biggest blockbusters are always released in the summer so I'm clearly in the minority of people that think so! Banana is at the age now, where she's … Continue reading Watch a summer blockbuster – Tick!
What is by far the best summer activity for kids I hear you ask? Well, dear readers, in my (very) humble opinion, I am going to have to go for a good old fashioned water fight! Here are my reasons: 1. It is really inexpensive. I think the water balloons cost me £1 from Asda … Continue reading Have a water fight! – Tick!
Some of my fondest memories as a child are of crab fishing and rock pool dipping. It was always something that I wanted to do with my own kids, and this year, as Banana is now four, I decided we'd give it a go during our holiday to New Quay back in June. New Quay … Continue reading Go rock pool dipping – Tick!