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5 fab things this week

5 fab things this week #16

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The weather this week has been so sunny and warm. It has been great to be able to get out and enjoy some time in it with the children. We’ve had a good mixture of time at home and outings this week. It also finally feels that we are in a better routine after the school holidays.

5 fab things this week

Seeing the children after a night away

Having had Sunday night away for my husbands birthday, it was lovely to get home to see Charley and Bodhi for cuddles, thankfully both seemed very pleased to see us. We had a little bit of time at home before we went out for dinner to continue the celebrations for my husbands birthday, ending with a chocolate hedgehog cake!

Dinner at Bills

Blackberry hunting unsuccessful, throwing stones in tub of water – thumbs up!

After picking Charley up from nursery on Tuesday afternoon I thought we could have a little hunt for blackberries on some of the bushes down the path opposite our house. It seems that we were a little late, we picked two! Then Charley got tangled up in the brambles so not so successful. However, on the way back home we stopped on our drive to pick the last tomatoes on our plants, well I did, whilst the children both loved throwing stones into a tub of water.

Stone throwing and tomatoes

Catching up with friends at the new play area in Farnham Park

We finally managed to catch up with some friends on Thursday afternoon and as the weather was still sunny and warm we headed to the new play area in Farnham Park. It’s a great play area, with lots of different wooden play equipment such as a castle, a slide set in the hill, a zip wire, swings and probably a few other things that we didn’t get to see. The children all had a brilliant time and I’m sure we’ll be heading there quite often.

Farnham Park

Hindhead Common, cycling and climbing

Another lovely sunny afternoon on Friday meant we headed to Hindhead and the Devils Punch Bowl. The main reason being we could finally take Charley out on her bike. It was lovely to be out walking in the sun, watching the children. Charley getting to grips with a new skill of cycling and Bodhi being out of the pushchair, toddling along on his little legs.

Hindhead bike rides

Having a tidy up in the garden

Our garden is tiered. Two levels are grass and the lower level has lovely astro type grass! I’m afraid to admit that I have been quite lazy this summer with the toys, paddling pool and putting them away in the evenings. It got to the point where I didn’t really want the children out in the garden as the paddling pools were full of manky rain water and balls so finally a free Saturday meant it was reserved for tidying and cutting grass. I was so pleased to give the outside toys a good wash and get them put away whilst the children enjoyed being able to spend time in the garden for a change. I must try to do better next summer with tidying up!

Tidying garden

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Author: Sleepingthroughyet

I'm mum to Charley and Bodhi. I blog about days out, craft hits and misses and parenting stuff . I also talk about my daughters diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (kids get arthritis too, yep they do) and her progress.

9 thoughts on “5 fab things this week #16

  1. It’s good to be doing things even when school and nursery start again. The play area at Farnham looks good somewhere different to visit now.

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  2. yum, blackberries and apples and a classic hedgehog! #kcacols

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  3. Lovely fun pictures. Doesn’t it make a difference when the sun is shining. Good times come easy don’t they. I remover the days of clearing all the garden stuff and everything being full of manky water, snails and god knows what else! A lovely feeling when it’s done though. Lovely to meet you on #KCACOLS.

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  4. That hedgehog cake looks very yummy and I love the photos of your walk around Hindhead Common. I used to love driving around the Devil’s Punchbowl when heading down to visit my mum and whilst I don’t miss the traffic that was always there, I do miss the view when heading south on the A3 now! Sounds like you have had a lovely week 🙂

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful week!! Always having a sunny week definitely helps you to organise a better plan when out and about. The cake looks so yummy!! I want a piece now!! LOL Your photos are lovely!! I like the one in Hindhead. Really nice day for a ride in a bike! Thank you so much for linking up with me at #KCACOLS. I would love if you come back again next Sunday!! 🙂 x

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