Mini adventure up Birkrigg Common…

The path was a lot steeper than we thought, not that that stopped Tommy running up it (seriously, where does he get that energy from?!). We spotted (and maybe ate) loads of blackberries on the way up and had a brief encounter with a caterpillar.

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A Hedgehog Rescue…

This is the time of year for finding hedgehogs in a bit of trouble so keep a cardboard box handy and keep your eyes peeled for them in your garden. If you find one and it appears to be in distress follow this advice which you can also find on the BHPS website…

Safari Zoo: A second chance and penguins…

After our slightly disappointing first visit, I’m glad we went back, and we will definitely go back again (we’re even thinking of getting an annual pass). It has got me thinking about other places we have been that we have written off after a bad experience.

Maybe we should look at going back and giving those places a second chance?

Fell Foot Park…

He went down (forgetting he had his keys in his pocket) and collapsed in a heap at the bottom. The kids took this as an opportunity to climb on him before we went to the park.

Nainy overboard…

She went in too heavy and hopped into the boat. As she did, her end sank down and then bounced up sending Nainy overboard.

Muddy socks and a LOT of laughter…

If you get the chance, let your kids run around bare foot in the rain. It’s something they won’t forget easily and helps to teach them that it’s ok to get a bit dirty sometimes.

Confidence and climbing trees…

Had we not allowed him to climb the tree, his confidence may not be so high. He might still be nervous around high up equipment and he wouldn’t have experienced the joy of working at something and succeeding.

Like Daddy, like daughter…

After we picked up some walking boots for my son (who is a junior size 10), I have been desperately searching for something similar for my daughter, but as she is only 3 and only has size 7 feet, we have really struggled. However, we stumbled across some by accident when buying some new shin…