Fun and Fast #ABC123Challenge

It’s Friday when I normally try write-up my round-ups. The perfect day for a letter F.  As usual the week has flown by faster than ever. We’ve had plenty of fun but I clicked my neck one morning half way through the week so I’ve had a not so pleasant …

The Stick Man at Brockholes Nature Reserve 

The Stick Man at Brockholes Nature Reserve The other day which feels like a long time ago now the Robot, CABS and I went on an adventure to find the Stick man at Brockholes Nature Reserve.  It was half term for us and we were meeting up with friends who …

D is for Dancing

There are lots of reasons why I love dancing and non of them are to do with actually knowing how to dance.  I possibly went to one or two dance lessons as a kid because my friend did but I soon hot footed it out the door when I could. …

The Many Stages of Robot

It was Fiona at Coombe Mill that sparked an interest in creating this blog post.  She has watched, through my blog, the Robot grow into the fun-loving outdoor little boy that he’s become.  It was her comment about him being sat in a back pack, to short walks, to the …

The East Lancashire Railway

On a cold and wet January Sunday we jumped in the car and went to visit The East Lancashire Railway. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll have worked out that Dave and now the Robot have a thing about trains. The steamier the better….

It’s Been Sunny!

What a brilliant introduction to February… It’s been sunny the past few days of this week and boy does that make the days happier and more joyful to get through.  We even went outside briefly without coats on, shock horror!  It was cold though so it wasn’t for long.  With …

Looking For The Moon

Looking for the moon had become one of my favourite activities to do with the Robot.  Every time we need a bit of fresh air we put on our coats and head outside to look for the daytime moon.  The best bit is that now baby Sister is here we …

View From My… Tent on Scafell Pike

View From My… Tent on Scafell Pike A moment of reflection of time gone by, a snap shot from where I lay my head or better still we lay our heads.  A look back on a trip or outing, one that I will always remember and don’t want to forget.  …

Getting Out

A moment of clarity…  It took till Boxing Day to realise that we were stuck in a bit of a newborn/pregnancy rut. Where getting out was too much like hard work and when we did do the getting out we just did the same old stuff.  Going to the park …

December 2017 Change is in the Air

As December 2017 and the year begins to close it puts me in a very reflective mood. Also an excited one as to the prospects of what the new year is going to bring.  Planning, plotting and basically thinking I can take on the world!  A change is in the …

View From My… Train Window on The Cumbria Coast

A moment of reflection of time gone by, a snap shot from where I lay my head or better still we lay our heads. A look back on a trip or outing, one that I will always remember and don’t want to forget. A View From My… is my mini series where I will let you glimpse into a memory made through a certain view. Today I’m bringing you a view from my train window on the Cumbria Coast.

Surviving A Long Train Journey With A Toddler – NO SCREENS!

We’re seasoned train travellers with our little Robot son. He’s 2 and while most our journeys are less than an hour we have destination south coast in our sights. Visiting Family that live across country with a fun-filled 7 hour train journey. Yikes.

With Christmas round the corner quite a lot of people will be considering catching the train to visit family. I figured it would be a good time to share with you a trip I made solo with my toddler back in the Summer. I was a tad daunted to say the least but knew we’d be okay.

View From My… Friends Camera on Mount Fuji

A moment of reflection of time gone by, a snap shot from where I lay my head or better still we lay our heads. A look back on a trip or outing, one that I will always remember and don’t want to forget. A View From My… is my mini series where I will let you glimpse into a memory made through a certain view. Today I’m bringing you a sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji.

Happy Days October 2017

The purpose of this post is to concentrate on all the happy things that have happened over the month. We’ve certainly had some happy moments but being heavily pregnant is starting to take its toll on how happy I can actually feel. I ache now, moving is slow, parent/friend support is spread very thin, poor Dave is juggling work and waiting for that moment I go “I’m in labour”. As of the 29th it’s not yet! I can’t wait… Let’s take a look at some of the happy moments of the past month.