summer adventures


There's been a kind of theme around here lately;
the sun comes out and we head off in search of adventures.
It's one of the reasons I love the summer so much,
and it definitely makes life so much easier as a parent,
to be able to head off somewhere new and fun and interesting,
and then sit back and watch your children explore.


Last week we went adventuring with our besties.
Katie and I have met up a lot lately,
but we were shamefully overdue a kiddy play date.
Getting our families together is always a blast;
and our adventure to Wimpole Hall was no exception.

It was the kind of hot, sunny day in stunningly beautiful surroundings,
that makes me love the British summer time.
A picnic under a tree in front of Wimpole Hall,
followed by a play in the hay,
a visit to the farm
and an explore around the walled garden.

It was like heaven for inquisitive toddlers
(and their snap happy mamas!)

^ tractors to ride for farmers-in-training
^ a big tractor turned climbing frame was great fun
 ^ our not-so-little-anymore little ones
 ^ the gang all together
 ^ she loves to play 'round and round the garden' over and over, especially with him
^ the perfect place to share secrets away from the mummies and watch the world go by
 ^ meeting a rabbit
 ^ learning how to milk a cow
 ^ he was teaching her how to climb, it was so sweet watching them
 ^ we pushed open a gate...
 ^ … and found a secret garden
^ they were just so cute together
^ she would have thrown stones in the pond all day

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  1. Ah love it, so sweet! Summer days out are just the best, even more so if they are with our besties! x

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    1. Definitely. Thanks for such a lovely day. x

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  2. Your photos are beautiful. It's been so lovely reading about this day out from both sides and seeing such perfect pictures. Your children are going to grow up having such an incredible friendship! x

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    1. Thanks Donna, I feel so lucky that we all found such a great friendship, and all through blogging. Katie and I had such a lovely day with our cheeky foursome. x

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  3. WOW what stunning photos and what beautifully written of friendship that is strong and amazing. I am so happy both of you have each other's families to get together and experience such great adventures together. It is bittersweet and so rare. Love love all the photos. They are beyond amazing. I only wish I could take photos half as good of my kids. This post made me smile so much. I love to hear about friends getting together and their kids being such good friends too! It's beautiful to watch!

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    1. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me! Love love these photos. What a great time. #sharewithme

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    2. It's so lovely that the kids gets along so well. We feel really lucky. It was a beautiful spot for an adventure, we'll definitely go back. x

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  4. Beautiful pictures! It really looks like a fun day out and I love that the small ones have such strong bonds as well; how cute is the one of them all sitting together? They definitely look like they are making plans together!

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    1. I love that photo of the four of them too, definitely hatching some kind of plan for some mischief. x

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  5. Gorgeous pictures, they are all so very cute. Love reading both yours and Katie's posts about your lovely friendship and little ones. It's actually really heart warming xx

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    1. Thank-you. It's all a bit cheesy I guess, but we feel so lucky to have found such a special friendship through blogging. x

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  6. What wonderful photos Lucy! Looks like you had an amazing day out. What little cuties you've both created!

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    1. Thank-you. It was such a beautiful spot to take photos, and the children just had a brilliant day… as did their mummies. x

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  7. Oh what a wonderful day out - I love the mini tractors and the practice cows, I'm not surprised you all had a blast!

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    1. The mini tractors and the milking practise where big highlights of the day it has to be said. Such a fun place to visit. x

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  8. Ah beautiful pictures! I must admit even thought I started off the summer a bit scared of being with my 1 and 3 year old. A week in? It's brilliant! I feel like I have a bit of a posse as we travel around to new adventures. Granted there is the odd day where they have meltdowns but we also have lots of fun. They are only little for so long aren't they? #sharewithme xxx

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    1. So true. It can be daunting having all those days to fill, but I definitely find parenting easier when there are lots of adventures to be had. Long may it last. x

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  9. Looks like a great place for a day out, and the kids look like they had a lot of fun together x

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    1. It was a fab day out. We had such a lovely time exploring and will definitely go back as we didn't even get close to seeing it all. x

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  10. Seriously stunning photographs!! Sounds like you all had a perfect day out xx

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    1. Ahh, thanks Alex, it really was a perfect British summers day. x

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  11. Wow such beautiful photos and they look so cute together x

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  12. Beautiful pictures of the children having such fun together exploring. It's always nice to have a catch up with friends and even better when the children get on so lovely. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  13. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Your little ones look adorable together! xxx

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  14. That looks like such a great day out! Looks like you had a fab time!
    Beautiful photos :) x

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  15. Such lovely photos. What a beautiful friendship they have. Very cute! x

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  16. Ah you photos are always so beautiful! Sounds like such a fun day out- I love summer for days like these too x x

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  17. I can't believe how big the little ones are getting! I really don't want the summer to end, there is just nothing to do in the winter xx

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  18. What a nice place to bring kids! So many things to do. I exchanged numbers with a lot of mothers in my son's preschool but they are all on a holiday so much as I would also want a meet up we cant. I want my son to have playmates cuz its just me and him a lot of times. #countrykids

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  19. Beautiful photo's, love the one of Mads and BB holding hands. Their friendship is so sweet. Looks like a lovely place to take kids

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  20. Love the little snapshots into your family life. Parenting is definitely a lot easier - and more fun - during the summer months!

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