Sunny day out in Northallerton

Saturday was beautiful, warm and sunny! We all had a trip out to Northallerton whilst my husband was busy at work with it being the Grand National. 


The market that was on was amazing, there were a lot of different stalls with yummy foods from various countries that smelt delicious, handcrafted items and clothing but I’ve never ever been to one where they had owls! 


My sister loves going to tea rooms for afternoon tea, I don’t know how she managed to persuade my step dad to take us all into Betty’s Tea Rooms but she did! We all had very yummy food and I finally tried avocado for the FIRST time, Which I’ve been meaning to try for ages! My daughter didn’t actually have a great deal of choice on the child’s menu that was provided for breakfast so she had to opt for a ham sandwich. Overall we really enjoyed it! The only niggle we had was for what my daughter and sister got it was expensive. 

Overall we had a brilliant day out visiting and exploring a town that a few of us had not been too before. 

Buttercups, Daisies & Sunshine

Hey guys well Spring finally is finally here! We have just had a really lovely walk in the evening spring, fresh air. There is just something about this time of year, being able to spend a lot more time outdoors and enjoying the good old British sunshine even if it isn’t that warm just yet.

I feel pretty lucky having the countryside on our doorstep, which does have its advantages, like today being able to go for a walk after school and watching the excitement on our daughters face as she runs around and picks Daisy’s and buttercups to pop in a little cup of water when she gets home. Just spending an hour being surrounded by nature, daffodils, the sound of the little stream at the bottom of the farmland and lambs in the distance is just bliss.

No more continuously popping the washing in the tumble dryer, on the radiator or anywhere it can go! Being able to sit in the garden or listen to Millie playing outside after school and on the weekends whilst I prepare our tea!

We have lots of Easter crafts to keep us busy over the half term and I am sure our house will be full of Easter eggs and me saying that I never want to eat chocolate again, until the next day that is. Its the one day where you don’t have to hide from your child(ren) to have a sneaky nibble of chocolate.

Sometimes its the little pleasures in life that are the most important!

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Millie’s first competition win

A complete surprise this morning when there was a knock at the door with the postman handing me a large white parcel! At first I thought it was the Walkers competition prize that we had won a few weeks ago. Millie had entered a competition on the National Geographic Kids website and won this awesome prize! When she came in from school she decided to read the summary of each book and chose to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School, she absolutely loves this book she didn’t put it down until she had finished it, she has even started to read it for a second time. The other two books we are saving for the Easter holidays! So thank you to National Geographic kids Millie loves her prize.

 

Trip to chester

So I’m a bit late at popping this up and a few of the photos were taken just before Christmas but we were down at Chester last Sunday.

We have had alot of day trips down to Chester to visit my sister at uni and you never get bored! The city is just amazing from all the beautiful buildings which are full of character to the quirky walkways and the wibbly-wobbly stairwells. There is so much to take in when you are there, it’s well worth a visit.

 

We went for lunch in a unique, quirky little tea room called Mad Hatters, which we all absolutely loved. The decor is fantastic and great for adults and little ones! Each time we have popped in for a bite to eat the staff are always welcoming, friendly and the atmosphere is always pleasant.

 

 

Chester is well worth a visit, wether it may be a day trip or a weekend break you will no be disappointed!