Yesterday afternoon we took C to a local ‘pick your own’ farm. I love strawberries in the summer and although supermarket strawberries taste ok you don’t get many in a punnet, and because C thoroughly enjoyed picking his own pumpkin last October.
We’re really lucky to have a farm literally down the road. Once we arrived we collected a punnet and went off to find the strawberry patch (there were loads!)
We had SO much fun. It’s funny how a simple little half an hour doing something so simple can be so enjoyable. I loved watching C’s rummaging through the bushes and watching his little face get all excited when he found a nice big ripe strawberry.
It didn’t take us long to fill the punnet and to be honest, I wasn’t planning on filling it all the way up but he was having so much fun.
We took our filled goods back to the little farm shop and I was expecting to pay around £6/7 for the amount we had. I didn’t mind too much seeing as it wasn’t often we did it and we really did enjoy it. But to my complete surprise, they only weighed in at £3.90!!!! I was shocked and how cheap they were – for fresh strawberries – I could even smell them they were so strong, that’s something I don’t get from shop bought ones.
I’m definitely going to get my strawberries from now on this way. They taste so much better and because the farm isn’t too far and it didn’t take us too long to pick them, I’d rather once a week pop along and pick my own. Plus it’s nice to support a local farm.
I’ve linked up with Katie and Donna on ‘The Ordinary Moments’ link up.
Easter Weekend …. a 4-day break that everyone looks forward to right?
Hmm, not us exactly. We only had the one day as a family to enjoy the ‘Easter Weekend’ Mr S worked all day Friday, most of Saturday and he’s back to work all day today. I worked Friday night (8-midnight) and I will also be working the same tonight too.
But that’s just how it is sometimes, isn’t it? What can you do? We did have a lovely day yesterday though.
L is away with friends for the weekend so we only had C. The weather has been so lovely recently. Saturday afternoon we took C & the dog for a walk along the beach. C had his scooter and scootered along the promenade and we ate ice-creams. Obviously, he wanted to go down to ‘look’ at the sea which 100% resulted in him getting completely soaked and having to sit in just his pants and a t-shirt in the car on the way home … but isn’t that what it’s all about?
Yesterday started the day with a small egg hunt around the house for C. He loved searching out places for those little shiny foil wrapped chocolate eggs. We then spent the morning walking the dog around our local meadows & generally being in the garden enjoying the lovely weather.
We had some family around in the afternoon (my sister, brother in law & nephew) for a BBQ, and of course, I kept the bigger egg hunt for when they were here, especially seeing as it would have been my nephew’s first one. Our garden has to be the best for egg hunts Not just becaise of the size of it but because it has lots of different paths and nooks and crannies just like you would find in the woods. I picked up a super cute Easter Egg hunt pack from Poundland with little cardboard bunny paw prints, arrows and eggs – for a £1 I was amazed at how good it was. I was able to pop them on the grass leading the way to those all important eggs!
We still have another week of the Easter holidays so here’s to another week of no routine and days out.
What did you all get up to over the Easter weekend?
We’ve had a really lovely weekend, both days have been absolutely stunning weather wise. We’ve had lots of sunshine and clear blue skies which after last week it’s been very nice.
On Saturday (1st August) we went crab fishing. We drove to our local Quay which is only about 10 minutes away and as we arrived we noticed they had a mini craft festival there for the weekend.
I used to go here crab fishing loads when I was little. I’ve got lots of memories of being there with friends catching crabs and then releasing them back into the water when we were finished. I was excited to be taking both the kids and although we did take L a few years back when we were over for a holiday, this time they could both join in because C was only 10 months old the last time.
I was a bit nervous of how C would be because I had visions of him wanting to hang too far over the edge but he was actually ok. He was really happy to stand there with the net ready to catch any crabs we pulled up with our lines.
We stayed for a bit fishing before we headed off for an ice-cream for the kiddies and a hot-chocolate & coffee us and made our way round the little craft fair.
Before he headed home I took C into the little play park that was also on the Quay & Hubby & L went back to have another go catching a few more crabs.
I’m afraid there are going to be a lot of photos in this post 😉
On Sunday (2nd August) there was a family fun day being held locally so we went along to have a look. The weather again was just amazing. There were plenty of things to do for all ages and lots of stalls to look around. The best bit being for C was the local Fire Brigade had a fire engine there. C is Fireman Sam obsessed at the minute so he was in awe of it. They were allowing people to sit in there and try out some of the equipment … he even got to turn the hose on! Seeing his little face getting to experience something he adores so much was just amazing.
We took a picnic with us so after a walk around we found a spot to sit at and enjoyed the sun and some yummy cupcakes we bought from a stall holder.
I’ve linked up with Everything Mummy & What Katy Said in their Linky #KidsCorner