Thursday, 21 November 2019

AD: Rescued from Landfill: Basecamp 70 Bucket Bag


When I asked to check out some recycled outdoor bags made by a local company, Rescued from Landfill, I immediately said yes! As regular readers know we spend a lot of time outdoors getting mucky and wet and this was a perfect item for us.

I was sent a Basecamp 70 Bucket Bag which arrived beautifully wrapped:

Rescued from Landfill Basecamp 70 Bucket Bag

It was very impressive how big the bag actually was when I fully opened it out:

Rescued from Landfill Basecamp 70 Bucket Bag

  • Draw string top
  • Key holder clip inside
  • 70 litres capacity
  • Strong hanging loop
  • 450mm high (excluding handles) 450mm diameter

The bag is 98% recycled materials which includes seatbelts that are rescued from scrapyards like this:

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Bonfire, Birthday and Mud! #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

I seem to be moving the linky to Saturday evening and not Saturday mornings! I'm all rushed out during the day with sporting activities... Here is what made me smile this week:

1) Bonfire Fun

My daughter and I enjoyed a Jacob's Join and bonfire party with friends out at Selside. Nice to be sociable and have a few fireworks at a low key event:

2) Forest School

I got to spend Thursday out at Footprints which is a forest school on a National Trust property in Windermere. We enjoyed communing with nature, lighting fires and learning how to whittle.

3) Birthday Boy

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Running into November #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

A day late for reasons to be cheerful as we were rather busy yesterday! But its November and I'm back hosting - apologies that we had a mini break in October... Here is what made me smile this week:

1) Walking to work

On some of the beautiful autumn days we have had its been wonderful walking to work over the River Kent:

River Kent

2) Fabulous photos

One of the great things about the Lakeland Trails is being photographed by awesome professional photographers! I even managed to look like I was enjoying myself:

3) Doggy Fun

Monday, 28 October 2019

#RMRChallenge Lakeland Trails Dirty Double 2019

More than 10 months after I signed up for the Lakeland Trails Dirty Double, as part of my RMR Challenge, it was finally race weekend! The forecast was dire for Saturday and we set off up towards the Kirkstone Pass with no views due to the clouds. Luckily when we reached Glenridding it was dry and just a bit grey:

Lakeland Trails Dirty Double

Day 1: Helvellyn 5k/10k

We registered for our respective races (10k for me 5k for him) and then just had to try to keep warm until our starts:

Lakeland Trails Dirty Double

My race set off at 11 AM and I tried to make sure I didn't get carried away by the fast start as we headed out through Glenridding. We passed the 5k turning point and headed up towards Helvellyn and the Youth Hostel:

Thursday, 24 October 2019

West Midlands Safari Park

Whilst we were away with Single with Kids the group booked to go to West Midlands Safari Park. By booking online a day before we saved quite a bit of money. With it not being half term in Worcestershire we were pleasantly surprised that the park was all set up for its Spooky Halloween spectacular with lots of scarecrows:

West Midlands Safari Park scarecrow
The first living creature we encountered was a penguin. It's amazing how long boys aged 9-12 spent watching it swimming around the pool:

West Midlands Safari Park penguin

Most of us then visited the rather smelly bats! It did make us duck when they swooped down low over our heads in the dark... The boys were all fascinated by the reptiles too: