Thursday 30 May 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful Week 22 - Half term fun #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart
Whilst Michelle has been enjoying Butlins (not jealous much!) we have been having a really fun time staying at home! So many reasons to smile:

1) A taste of summer

It seems to have gone again but Saturday and Sunday were hot and sunny and we made the most of it. I've already written about what we got up to earlier on the blog but this photo sums it up:

2) Fun with friends

Family friends that are more like family than friends have been staying up here this week. The children are similar ages to mine so we have been out and about showing them so of the places we love. I have already blogged about Keswick which was fun despite the drizzle! Yesterday we went to Brockhole:

We had fun in the adventure playground, playing crazy golf and enjoying the indoor soft play. 

Today we went to Wray Castle which is being renovated by the National Trust after decades of use by government and commercial organisations. This was my first proper visit so I will have to dedicate a whole post to it! Just as a taster:

Victorian Mock Gothic

Indoor fun

Outdoor Fun

3) Winners!

My mum entered a competition in the local paper and won herself 2 free goes on the brand new 10 m high climbing wall at Tree Top Trek at Brockhole. It officially opens on June 2nd and the climbs will be on that day. She has kindly decided that it would be better for my daughter and I to partake *gulp* so I will have to over come my fear of heights and inability to scale a climbing wall! Watch this space as my mum will be recording the event on camera. I am looking forward to whizzing down the giant zip wire at the end!


  1. I have loved your pictures on insagram this week x

  2. Wow that's a lot of fun in one week! Those kites look awesome :-)

  3. Love the kites, that picture is awesome! Glad you have so many reasons to be cheerful!

  4. I love the kites too and laughed at your mum giving up her prize!!

  5. The Organised Penguin3 June 2013 at 09:01

    Wow that kite photo is amazing! We have national trust membership so Wray Castle will be on our list of places to visit!

  6. Ohh good luck with that wall climbing! Mich x


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