Whilst I was busy enjoying a beach ride, my children were just around the corner at the next beach taking a stroll with our rather beautiful basset hounds.
Much like myself, Molly and Maisy are rather partial to a plod along the shore. Both J & E love to take their leads and to show off our hounds by walking them here, there and everywhere. They may be rather smelly and incredibly noisy dogs but we love them despite their drooling, their barmy barking, Maisy’s love for shoes and their total ignorance towards our personal space.
The kids love going for a wander on the shore, we have mounds of seashells and pebbles that the kids have collected and carefully placed in the borders of our garden, I’ve yet to make it back from the beach without a souvenir which requires painting or sticking to something.…
Part of our weekly weekend routine has always been to watch a movie or to play board games around the table as a family. I find this time together to sit and unwind before yet another busy week ahead does wonders for us all, that and it brings us together to have fun and games without any distractions. We did precisely this last night and what a lot of laughs we had!
We were recently sent the Cobra Paw game to rate and review as part of the Bloggers Board Game Club. Published by Bananagrams, Cobra Paw is a fast paced, action-packed game which requires excellent observational skills and quick reflexes.…
Once upon a time I would spend almost every weekend clip-clopping down to the beach with the local riding school. These days though I haven’t the time nor the finances to ride so regularly, this weekend however I made use of a riding voucher to do just that.
I have always been rather anxious when riding, it’s not that I’m a bad rider but after having kids I lost a certain amount of confidence when cantering, galloping and anything quicker than trot to be honest. I’m exactly the same when driving with the kids in the car, I ought to have relaxed by now but as they are my World and I am theirs, it’s rather difficult to let go and to live on the wild side.…
Like most nine-year old boys, my son J is very much into gaming and if he isn’t busy playing on a console then he’s either watching videos of other people doing so, or sat with paper and a pencil designing his own levels and characters for his own games.
J has a rather large collection of gaming based characters and figures, these are something which he seems to enjoy playing with and although I’m forever finding random figurines lying around the house in all kinds of places, if they keep his mind occupied and his eyes away from a screen then I can’t really argue!…
Earlier this week the children had their school sports day, this was a first for our daughter E as she in the reception class. As expected, E did us proud as she didn’t seem to care for the competition and jumped for joy upon arrival at the finish line despite not coming in first place.
I was half expecting a tantrum or tears at coming second, third or further down the line from first but E didn’t seem to care less and her enthusiasm and sheer pleasure in taking part was evident as she waved her arms at the finish line with a proud smile plastered across her face.…