Thursday 26 October 2017

Reasons to be Cheerful: Half Term #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

I really can't believe its half way through half term and my last week as host for another month! It means that the lovely Michelle will be hosting again next week. Meanwhile here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) Beautiful Autumn Days

On the days when the sun shines it really is glorious at the moment with all the Autumn colours. I had time to appreciate Fletcher Park when I came home the long, slow way from town:

2) Birthday Goodies

I have finally been successful in spending the last of my birthday money on a much better running watch. It has a longer battery life and tracks my steps as well as connecting to my phone! I just need to sort my foot out to be able to get running properly again:

3) Appreciating Nature

This lovely swan was cleaning itself on the shores of Windermere when we paused at Waterhead yesterday:

4) Active Fun

I may not be running very much but we walked 4 miles together at the weekend whilst playing Pokemon Go

5) Cute Canines

How could this beauty not make you smile?

I am looking forward to reading everyone's posts and I will share them on social media and comment. Please do visit all the other linkers and share the happy:


  1. Oh my, is it that day already? I'll be back later. I also love the colors and waning sunshine of Autumn. xxx

  2. Beautiful photos and that looks like a great running watch - sorry you've had to take a break, and hope you get back to it soon xx

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona)28 October 2017 at 15:52

    I love that your son's still enjoying Pokemon Go so much, mine all dropped it after a week or so. I knew it was wonderful for encouraging them to go out walking and enjoying the fresh air but it's great that it encourages socializing with other players too! I'm sure you just enjoy your time in the fresh air enjoying the views whilst your son doesn't realise he's even exercising.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona)28 October 2017 at 15:56

    Wray castle looks like the perfect place to explore with kids, National Trust is always so good for families but I think this is one of the best I've seen. There's so much for kids to enjoy indoors there too, I bet your son was in his element for hours. Those views were spectacular too, I bet on an incredibly clear day you can see for miles around.

    Thanks for sharing the fun with me on #CountryKids.

  5. Wray Castle looks like a great place to visit. The grounds are beautiful. I know my son would not have wanted to skip an outdoor balance area or a walk by the lake no matter the weather. I am a little jealous when I see posts about castle visits. We don't have any near us. #countrykids

  6. What a beautiful Pokemon walk! Ok, who ended up with the most steps? #countrykids

  7. I don't think we've ever tried Pokemon Go, but this looks like a fun way to make a walk more entertaining for the kids!

  8. This looks like fun. I hope you didnt hurt yourself when you fell over. Coming over from CountryKids xx

  9. Ooh this looks like a great place to explore :) Coming over from CountryKids xx

  10. Laura Rocksteady1 November 2017 at 10:40

    Oh wow what a great National Trust property to explore. My youngest loves Castles and this would be perfect for a family adventure day out

    Just popping over from Country kids

    Laura x

  11. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash1 November 2017 at 11:16

    We headed here earlier in the year but decided to miss out on the interior of Wray Castle. I'm sure that my girls would love the soft play. Thank you for showing us around. #CountryKids

  12. Emma Chanagasubbay1 November 2017 at 20:08

    My lot have gone off Pokemon Go and to be honest I really loved how it made them want to get out and explore.
    It looks like you all had a great time. #countrykids

  13. Emma Chanagasubbay1 November 2017 at 20:10

    National Trust properties never fail to give a good day out do they.
    I love you had the option to hid from the drizzle and still have some fun indoors. #countrykids

  14. Wray Castle looks like such a wonderful place. I like the look of the Beatrix Potter birthday room and it looks like you had fun exploring the grounds too. Love that giant bubble and glad the rain eventually stopped too! #countrykids


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