5 fab things this week
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5 fab things this week #17

Although the weather turned a little wetter at the beginning of the week we still got to have a lovely day out at Hatchlands National Trust, Bodhi tried out soft play properly for the first time and the weekend turned out pretty well after it seemed Charley was going to come down with the lurgy at the end of the week, but fortunately nothing materialised to stop her going out! So here’s my 5 fab things this week:

5 fab things this week

Stay and play (soft play)

With a wet day being forecast on Tuesday, Bodhi and I headed to our local soft play for a few hours. We were the first in there and had the place to ourselves before the masses descended! It was his first time at a proper soft play and really enjoyed it once he’d worked out what to do there. He’s always been keen on climbing so he had a great time climbing whatever he could find.

Stay and Play

Nebula jar

I like trying crafty things out with the children (mostly with Charley while Bodhi is plied with food in the highchair, his fave hobby!). This week I saw a pretty ‘nebula’ jar on a Facebook page (link is here) and we had all the ingredients so we had a go. It didn’t turn out too bad, and looked quite pretty. Charley enjoyed putting the cotton wool in and stirring it around but once that was done she wasn’t overly interested in it, but it had kept her entertained for a little while.

Nebula jar

Hatchlands National Trust

We had a lovely day out at Hatchlands National Trust on Wednesday. The weather was not the best, a bit drizzly, but we had a really good walk (part of it through a field with cows – Charley was less scared than me and my mum) on the way to the Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren. We were the only ones there but the children had a lovely time on all the wooden play equipment and Charley was being a lovely big sister to Bodhi which was lovely to see!  Hoping to do a longer post on this soon as it was a great day.


Frensham Little Pond

On Sunday we ventured a few miles down the road to Frensham Little Pond (also National Trust). After a sizzling bacon bap, we wandered off around the Little Pond, which isn’t so little. It took over an hour to walk around, Charley had to have various stops in the pond to wash the feet of the little baby doll she kept walking along the floor!

Frensham Little Pond

A roast and amazing Yorkshire Puds

After our walk at Frensham Little Ponds we came home to finish cooking a Sunday roast. I’m not that great at doing Yorkshire puddings, they either end up sunken, greasy or burnt but I followed a Jamie Oliver recipe and they turned out amazingly! Definitely the best I’ve ever made.

Yorkshire puddings


Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

4 thoughts on “5 fab things this week #17”

  1. Lovely post! I don’t always stop and think about all the positive, lovely things I have done in a week. We are always too busy or looking ahead to the next week and sometimes its nice to stop and think about moments you have had previously. Lovely 🙂


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  2. This a lovely post Julie! I love your 5 fab things for the week. My girls also loft soft play! They can be there hours specially my 5 year old. It is always the best solution for a rainy day! I have never done a nebular jar. That looks fantastic!! It must have been lovely for your kids to have a walk and see those cows at Hatchlands National Trust. I love your photo at Frensham Little Pond. That pond looks amazing! Oh God and those Yorkshire Pudding looks sooo yummy!! I want one now!! LOL Thank so much for linking up with me at #KCACOLS. I would love if you join me again on Sunday. 🙂 xx


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