Saturday Catch Up – Are you ready for Winter?

Did you know that today – 29th September is the date most of us Brits get ready for Winter? This weekend millions of Brits will be getting their winter wardrobes out, packing up their gardens and getting the first roast of the season in the oven apparently! We have had such gorgeous weather this past week down in Cornwall the flip-flops and shorts have been out!

Here is a little about our week….

We got the chickens back from mums on Monday after their holiday there while we went away. It was great to get them back. The garden felt eerily empty without them.

On Tuesday we popped on the train and went down to St Ives. It was rammed with people – of the older generation, I may add!!! Some lovely bloke gave up his seat on the train for me but my husband had to stand! We stopped off for fish and chips, well lets just say for half the price we had much better ones out of a chippy van in Wales last week!! Who puts carrot crisps on a plate of fish and chips???

A plate of fish and chips

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Camping Out In Cornwall & Equipment You May Need

When I was a kid I loved camping, it all started off as soon as I could walk I loved to make dens. We had a row of trees in my parents garden that used to make one end of the camp, then we would use the windbreak (from when we went to the beach) for the other side. The top used to be an old bedsheet we would tie to the trees. Many an hour was spent in our camp! I was a proper outdoorsy child, you could always find me playing with stones and in the mud!

Camping

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Child Friendly Holiday Destinations For New Parents

The Summer holidays are now here so it’s the best chance to make the most of spending quality time together as a new family. Yet where to you go on holiday with babies and toddlers?

With the help of Babythingz — a leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies — we’ve discovered the top child-friendly holiday destinations for you to choose from, as well as tips for travelling with young ones.

Cornwall

I would have to list my home county as the top child friendly destination of course, due to its beautiful coastline with peaceful and exciting spots to discover. With it still being within the UK it’s easier to cut down on travel time, especially if you have a fussy baby.

There are lots of secluded holiday cottages to let down here which are great for families with crying babies and boisterous loud toddlers. If you choose accommodation close to the beach it’s practically a free day out also. Cornwall has lots of places visit like Newquay Zoo and the Minack Theatre, which is based in Porthcurno and features comedy puppet shows for kids.

Child Friendly Holiday Destinations For New Parents - Perranporth Cornwall

You also have The Eden Project and Dairyland to explore and have fun. But for me the best place to visit in Cornwall is the beach. Cornwall has many beaches with different facilities at each. My favourite is Perranporth, not only is it just 10 minutes from my house but it’s very child-friendly as well. The car park is literally beside the beach so great with the kids. It’s a very sandy beach with a pub on the beach as well as a restaurant and a little bistro overlooking the sea. 

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Our Joyful Family Moments With The Oreo Cookie Quest

Experiencing family moments are precious to us, as I’m sure they are to you. Although I have just started maternity leave, before, between us we were both working full time over the 7 day week so family time was scarce. This past week Mr B had a week off work so we decided it was going to be a week full of joyful family moments. Leading us to take on the #OreoCookieQuest.

This quest is all about creating, capturing and sharing joyful family moments with Oreo in celebration of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest – a fun and exciting way to win great family prizes which is advertised on selected packets of Oreos. You can win a once-in-a-lifetime wonder-filled trip to California and the Googleplex through through the on-pack promotion. You can find more info here: Great Oreo Search.

Joyful family moments with the Oreo cookie quest challenge

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Living Arrows 11/53 (2018)

Welcome back to our little weekly round-up of Living Arrows 11/53 (2018). I’m enjoying getting into the routine of sharing a little bit of our life and how my gorgeous 2 year old is growing away so fast!

You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 10/53.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Living Arrows 11/53 (2018)

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A Relaxing View – My Sunday Photo

I love to take photos of the views where I park in and around Cornwall. This photo is another of Malpas, my favourite place with a gorgeous relaxing view.

My Sunday Photo-A relaxing view - Malpas

 

Happy Sunday!

rachelxx

Photalife