Brockhole and Tantrums…

Sometimes a day out doesn’t go as planned. We can prepare for the weather, or for accidents but we can’t prepare for the mood the kids are in.

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.

Hoad hill and the Hoad monument…

When you approach Ulverston, the first thing you see is the Hoad Monument, a monument that looks like a lighthouse but isn’t a lighthouse. It’s a monument to Sir John Barrow, explorer extraordinaire so it seemed fitting to make it our first adventure in Cumbria.

A Ssslithery Birthday Adventure…

We headed in, bought our bird food, Charlotte lost her small toy Pascal the lizard by “feeding it” to the plastic swan used to collect donations, a distraught tantrum was had, comfort was dished out with a little bit of “this is why we don’t feed toys to swans” explaining and then we went in search of snakes, which weren’t very far at all thankfully…

Exploring Anglesey… Day 4: A quick stop off in Betws-Y-Coed

The last day of our little holiday and we had decided to take a little detour on our way back home to Betws-y-Coed, somewhere I have lots of brilliant memories from as a child. I didn’t make an organised picnic so much as collect all the left over food together and throw it in the…

Exploring Anglesey… Day 2 (Part 2): South Stack Cliffs

After lunch back in Trearddur we restocked the day bag and Toms little day bag with their Wildlife Explorer nature books and their binoculars and we headed out to South Stack. South Stack is an area near Holyhead in Anglesey where there is a lighthouse and an RSPB nature reserve. The Lighthouse seemed a little ambitious…

Exploring Anglesey… Day 1: The Great Orme, Llandudno

We went to Trearddur Bay on Anglesey for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago this year and had a great time, overall. Tom is being a bit overly dramatic at the moment and so every little thing is causing earth shattering tantrums and Charlotte is being as defiant as ever and is thoroughly…