By the time Manny had had a bite to eat and spent twenty happy minutes mimicking Shayjay’s black cat, Mary, it was clear that the weather was taking a turn for the worse. The wind was high and the rain seemed to race horizontally up the field past the house.
Little Trekkers Ambassadors
We must have the best customers in the World. They have been telling us for years about all the great things they get out and do with their families and we thought it was about time the World knew about it. This is not a ‘Places to go with the kids’ resource in a traditional sense. There’s lots of good websites out there already that can tell you the opening times and entry costs into the many hundreds of attractions that there are across the country.
This is about real experiences, in real places, by real families who get out there in this magnificent country of ours and do stuff. Great stuff! Stuff that you will look back on and remember for the rest of your life. Places that you may never have thought to go, things that you may never have thought to do. Told by those who have been there and done it, and want to pass it on to inspire other families to do the same. These are our Little Trekkers Ambassadors. They lead the way ….
Ben, Alex and I went to Barnes Park today. Daddy Stewart is working night shift :( so we left him to sleep in peace.
When you pack up the wagon for a Mothers' Day walk around a local beauty spot whats the first thing on your list? Waterproofs, provisions? In our family it's bubbles ... obvious really.
As we were going to Norway for the Sleddog World Championships we wanted to check out the race site as soon as we got there. We found it quite easily as you cannot miss Holmenkollen the world’s most modern Ski Jump in Oslo where the race was to be held.
With clear blue skies and a weekend free of birthday parties it was time for us to get out on the bike. After a few minutes of cycling we were out onto quiet country lanes. Orla loves to spot animals in the fields as we cycle along and her seat being in front of me makes it really easy to point things out to her and talk to her as we go.
Springtime has finally arrived!! And that means here in the Outaouais region, that it's time to go to the Sugar shack! Yes, every year, around the months of March and April, the maple trees are tapped for their maple sap, which is then transformed into maple syrup!! YUMMY!!!
With spring well and truly here it’s the perfect time to head down to the farm to see some newborn lambs. We're fortunate that each year in early April a local farm has an open day with lots of lambs and other farm based fun for all of the family.
After a whole morning spent indoors watching the rain, we decided to break the cabin fever and venture outside. The rain was still drizzling but once we had put on waterproofs and wellies we decied to go and visit Sammy the seal who loves the rain!
Today we stayed in the garden. We are in the process of making our lawn bigger but at the moment we have half lawn and half soil. I put the kids’ sand pit on the soil for them to play in but for some reason they would rather play in the mud. As today was quite a warm day the soil was dry....well it was till the kids decided to put bucket after bucket of water and make a huge muddy mess!
Finally spring is here! The best thing about spring for Eassan is the arrival of the lambs in the farm. He likes to walk the farm yard, checking on all the livestock and making sure all's well.
My favourite day of the year is the day when the picnic blanket comes out. I love picnics; we even have carpet picnics in the house during the winter. What a great way to empty the fridge as much as anything! The picnic blanket got dusted off last weekend. I threw the contents of the fridge into a bag and Charlotte and I trotted off to Wanstead Park.
Our new Spotty Otter waterproofs arrived today, and Emily was thrilled. Prior to their arrival she was destined to wear a pair of her sister's outgrown pink waterproofs, and Emily doesn't 'do' pink. Emily likes blue, and pronounced the new waterproofs to be perfect.