Thursday, 23 July 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful: Summer Holidays are here #R2BC

Ojo's World


Thanks again to Ojo's World for hosting this month. Go and see what is making her smile! Here are my reasons:

1) Leaving primary school

My daughter had her year 6 leavers' service on Friday. A packed church for an emotional goodbye, the end of 5 years at her school and moving on to secondary. There were plenty of laughs too and in the evening nearly all the families met up for a party in the village recreation ground:


2) Running

I hadn't run for a month so it was such a fabulous feeling to get out on Monday. I went off way too fast I was so excited! It was only 4 km but it put a smile on my face:



Then on Wednesday my son acted as my fell running coach and wore me out on the Helm:

Monday, 20 July 2015

#CountryKids Get Cycling at K Village


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

At the weekend there was a special cycling event at K Village and we went along on Sunday so that the children could try out a load of different bicycles with Get Cycling. My daughter is a keen cyclist but her brother isn't so keen. However there was something to tempt both of them:



One of the more unusual bikes was a miniature penny farthing which both my daughter and I had a try on. It was incredibly strange and I found it hard to turn corners:



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My son's favourite was the recumbent bike but I am not forking out £300 for one!


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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful: Certified! #R2BC

Ojo's World


I am leaving the linky in the safe hands of Jo at Ojo's World until the end of the month as she is doing such a great job! She seems to be bursting at the seams with her reasons again this week. Here are mine:

1) I did it!

I was officially signed off as a qualified teach this week! All the blood, sweat and tears have added PGCE to my title. Its been a roller coaster year but getting that piece of paper makes it worth while. Now to recover over the summer before undertaking supply work and seeking a permanent job.


2) New home

The biggest reason to smile about the new house is that my son's bedroom has finally been replastered so we can decorate it:



We have also done some work on the garden and things in the front room are finding their new homes.

3) Proud mummy

My daughter carried the Union Flag for her Guide company at the Sea Sunday service at church. Its a heavy flag and she did really well:


4) Prizes

I had forgotten that I had won an Avengers canvas from an Instagram competition. It was a lot bigger than I expected and will look amazing on my son's bedroom wall:


Please join in and share your happy posts!


Saturday, 11 July 2015

#CountryKids in Bradford

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

I have missed joining in with this linky! Looks like I have a backlog after over a month of enforced blog silence. So I will start off with last weekend's trip to Bradford. This may not seem like a Country Kids event but read along and it will become clear ...

We took the scenic route (in the rain) via Skipton and arrived in plenty of time for our showing of Horrible Histories at the Alhambra:


It was an incredible show with laughs, things that made you jump and plenty of fascinating facts about the people who have invaded Britain since the Romans.

When we came out we nipped into the National Media Museum next door for a quick bit of TV fun:


A retro game of Pong:


Then we headed outside in to what had become a glorious day: