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Dragging them through the Daff’s – #CountryKids

Getting teens out into the fresh air WITH THEIR PARENTS is a pretty daunting task. It’s tricky. It takes bribery. And pleading. All of your dignity is pretty much thrown out the window.

Once they actually agree to coming out with you for the day (Go you) they may or may not proceed to stomp around with a face of thunder for most of the time you are out, depending on their hormonal spike that day. That hour. That second.

We live pretty close to the amazing city of Bath so we decided to drag them up to Victoria Park for a round of mini-golf and walk through the park.  Yip we bribed them with MacDonalds. But that came much later and was actually a total rip-off. Not even worthy of a picture.

Oh how I love thee Bath…

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The park itself is situated right in the city centre, although you would never know.. it’s absolutely stunning! It boasts a HUGE children’s adventure playground, crazy golf, tennis courts, skate park, botanical gardens and loads of park space.  In the summer we go to watch the outdoor cinema here too. It really is a gorgeous place to spend the day.

It was raining a little bit the day we went but we still pressed on, moody teen in play too.  The crazy golf was pretty busy and we were quite competitive with each other from the first hole. Ha!

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I think Dave won in the end, although our scoring system was pretty upside-down. Shan did really well and came in close second 🙂  After golf we took a walk through the daff’s. At this point the teens crossed the road because posing in Daffodil’s is JUST SO CHEESY AND EMBARRASSING MOM!

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I did manage to snap this pic of Tayla though, I caught her unaware and I absolutely love it. It’s good in black and white too and I’ve ordered a print of it much to her disgust.

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We had a fab day in the end and I even managed to get a pic of all 3 of them together for the first time in yonks.  Still little girls at heart 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by, have an AWESOME weekend,

Kerry x

 

Rolling round the Haybales with the kiddo’s – #CountryKids

We’re lucky to live just below one of the White Horse parks in the UK. We venture up here pretty often to visit the horses, watch the paragliders or even Geocache.
One evening last week it was pretty warm so we decided to walk off our dinner and venture up the hill to the haybales. In our onesies. As you do.

Besties 🙂

The kids will be mortified that I’ve put them on the blog in their pj’s..haha! It was a fun hour spent watching the sun set and playing in the fields. Good stuff ya’ know? Good stuff.

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Walking with Teenagers – #CountryKids

It’s been YONKS since I joined up with the lovely Coombe Mill’s Country Kids linkup… Getting out and about in the winter with a teenager has proven to be somewhat of a challenge this year! But we braved it, put on a smile and got them all out TOGETHER for a walk in the woods..

Oohh a semi-smile!

Tay stood at this gate singing a ‘Frozen’ song… very dramatically…

Bluebells always remind me of when I was a little girl.  My granddad loved the garden and always told me stories about the bluebells in the woods – his whole face lit up when he spoke and I just knew they were Magical. 🙂
About as normal a pose as we’re going to get around these parts.
The girls suggested this shot. Little David Bailey’s in the making I reckon. It’s also the road that took us to lunch. Whoop!
Wall of prettiness while we queued up for Sandwiches and Milkshakes

And hot chocolate. Nice bin in the background too. Lol.

All in all – as much as she would HATE to admit it….. I think she secretly enjoyed herself.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo already – “If you see no beauty….Look Again”
We vlogged all about it too – check us out getting on Tube on You. 
I’m linking this up to the fabulous #CountryKids linky over on the Coombe Mill blog.  Check out more posts by clicking the button below 🙂

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A Cheesy Day Out

A few weeks ago we headed out to the Frome Cheese Show for a wander with some friends and allllll our kids.
My friend is SUCH a cow. 
Eeeekkk! *runs for cover*

One of my clients is Russian Dolly crazy – this stall would have been total heaven for her. The COLOUR melts my heart!

Not much longer and she will be too big for up on the shoulders. Slooowww down with the growing up thing Shan!

The view from up here is pretty amazing though.. Check out these stunt bikers.. That was HIGH HIGH up!!

We stumbled across this Brass Band – something about this makes me all emotional. It’s probably from watching the film, Brassed Off, one too many times. There’s a sweet clip of this little girl conducting in my short video at the end of this post.

And THEN. I found my car. I sat in every seat. Played with every button & smelt every inch of leather while no-one was looking.

Even Shan got a look-in…. Dave, Mommy WANTS this car for Christmas Okay?!

These hunting dogs were fascinating. We caught them nearly at the end of their display but you can see a couple of seconds in the video clip at the end of this post too! And if THATS not a grey day in England then I don’t know what is!

Of course Welly’s were an essential for some much needed puddle splashing.

Mmmmm… nom nom…. get in my bellllyyyyyy!!!!

If we can’t have a Range Rover, we’d probably be quite happy with one of these. I can see myself tractoring to school every day. YEAH!

Or a quad bike? I went quad biking in South-Africa – and I LOVED it. Need. Want. Love.

The sheer joy on these farmers faces watching a guy demonstrate this machine operated cow milking device had me in stitches. Pure appreciation here!

An Eco car. Very cool! But very pricey… Wowza’s!

My Sipho found herself this fabulous, 1-seater little bubble car.
Who needs parking spaces with this baby? You could totally park in the trolley bay with the trollies! Ha!

Now THIS was a cool idea… you can hire this bar for functions! They come and set it up in a big field (or venue of your choice) and it comes fully equipped as a pub with indoor seating, staff, lights, music, the works! Very very cool.

Of course I had to do a taste test. It would be rude not to.

We picked up some olives from the olive dude – olives, garlic and sundried tomato’s… NOM!

And of course my FAVOURITE cheese was on sale at less than half price. I could have bought 20 of these but as I’m on a HUGE diet, I only bought one. Go me.

All in all a fun day out with lots to see and do – plenty to keep the kiddo’s entertained too!
Ps…. If you also love  Ewan McGregor  the film, Brassed Off, you’ll love this quick clip 🙂

I’m linking this up with the lovely Coombe Mill Country Kids. Check out more posts via her linky on the blog or search #CountryKids on Twitter! 
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Happy Friday ya’ll!