Thursday, 27 August 2015

#CountryKids on Orrest Head

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

It was glorious sunshine on Sunday so we joined forces with more of the family to take a walk up Orrest Head in Windermere. We took the slightly less well known route which was well signposted:  

Orrest Head

It was easy to follow the route and its obviously well used but we mostly had the path to ourselves despite the blue sky:

Orrest Head

It's one of the easiest hills to climb in the Lake District but we were glad of our hiking boots as it wasn't all dry:

Orrest Head

The day was so warm that we were glad to get into the shade of the woods:

Reasons to be Cheerful: Family Fun #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful

My last week as host until October! I will be handing back to the wonderful Jo at Ojo's World for September. It's been lovely to be back hosting and sharing all your happy posts. Here are mine for this week:

1) Feeling positive

I took this picture on Aldingham Beach this week and got the most positive feedback for months on my Blipfoto account:

2) Fun with the family

You can see by all the blogposts this week that we have been having a lot of fun together with our wider family during the holidays. Here is a very cheerful photo of my son and I on top of Orrest Head on Sunday (I haven't blogged this one yet!):

3) Birthdays

These are always reasons to be cheerful and we celebrated my dad's birthday this week:

4) Working

I've been enjoying working as a nursery nurse this week. There is something about spending time with babies that makes me all happy! 

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Reasons to be Cheerful 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

#CountryKids at Grange over Sands

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

To make up to the children for the Laurel and Hardy museum we detoured on the way home to Grange over Sands. My mum had been told that there was a fabulous sports offer for families on the promenade. On arrival it doesn't look too much like a coastal prom:

Grange over Sands

We had parked in the first car park (turns out there is a cheaper one further into town..) so had a bit of a walk down the prom. Whilst I bought the tickets for the sports the children tried out the free exercise kit:

Grange over Sands

Tickets for a family were only £5 which could have given us a full day access (we only had 1.5 hours):

Grange over Sands

The boys chose tennis as their first activity whilst the rest of us went for a more sedate game of bowls:

After a while I challenged my sister in law to a game of putting:

Ulverston and Laurel and Hardy Museum

After our walk on the beach we headed to Ulverston in search of lunch. Despite living in Kendal I hadn't really explored the town and found some fascinating things to photograph like this old fire insurance badge on an 18th century house:

London and Lancashire Fire

We knew the Laurel and Hardy museum had a cafe so we were searching for the location of this celebration of one of Ulverston's most famous sons:

The town is rightly proud of Stan Laurel and there is a statue in front of the town hall which provides a good photo opportunity:

Laurel and Hardy statue

The museum itself is located in the ground floor of the cinema around behind the town hall:

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

#CountryKids on Aldingham Beach

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

Our local Parkrun wasn't on this weekend so we traipsed all the way to Barrow instead as my brother wanted to do a bit of a run on his holiday. Nice to catch up with some folks and complete a hilly course:

As we had dragged all three generations with us almost to the end of the Furness peninsula we decided to try and entertain everyone on the way back. First up letting the dog have a free run on Aldingham Beach. Like all beaches in Morecambe Bay you have to watch out for quicksand but there was plenty of room for her to run around whilst the children made a big splash:

This is one of the years when there has been an influx of jelly fish to Cumbrian coasts and the children found several washed up on the stones:


My daughter had a lot of fun hunting for shells. These were just some of her haul: