Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Clip n Climb

Today the girls went to a new climbing place opened in Cambridge called Clip n Climb. There are 20 different climbing challenges, some of which the girls climbed easily, others they didn't complete or found more tricky!

The whole experience from booking through to the visit was stress free and well organised. Even the food, although we didn't try it, wasn't over-priced! 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Our Cornish holiday

We spent a fab week in Cornwall - we had amazing weather, swam in the sea and enjoyed some trips out!

We enjoyed the Eden Project and their fab (slightly scary!) dinosaurs

We enjoyed trips to the beach. Our local beach was less busy than the near by Porthcurno beach but had no life-guard and large waves - but was amazingly beautiful.

 We did also visit Porthcurno beach and Senen Cove.

 We really enjoyed a trip to Nanjizel beach with its amazing sea tunnel and rocks to jump in off!!! But is a walk from anywhere.
We also had some fab trips out to St Michael's Mount;
 The Minack Theatre,
 a walk to Lands End;
 the Geever Tin Mine;
Tintagel Castle.


Monday, 8 August 2016

Featherdown farm Stay

On our way down to Cornwall we had a weekend stay at a Featherdown Farm -
Lower Rodhuish Farm, Exmoor. The husband was in his element fire making, I loved the peace and quiet, the girls loved the big field, the stream and the animals!  We enjoyed hanging about on the farm.

We also went for walk on Exmoor to the Tarr Steps (which is a 17 span clapper bridge), starting in the small town of Dulverton (about 40 minutes from the glamping site).

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Fitzwilliam Art week @Summer at the musuems

This afternoon, after a morning of gymnastics and a play at the park, we went to the Fitzwilliam as part of Summer at the Museums.Today we clay sculptures.

We started off looking at the bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches

 which is outside the museum. We also found some small works by Moore inside.

 The girls then created their own work of art from clay.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Review of our July to do list

Oh my goodness how can we have done with July already????
  • Enjoy some outdoor theatre
I feel I king of failed with this - the biggest girl and I went to see twelfth night but I had plans to see more Shakespeare but they didn't happen! Never mind.
  • Make sure the girls carry on with reading etc 
The girls have been reading on their own - I must find time to hear P read aloud. She has enjoyed reading the Rainbow Fairy books. 
  • Enjoy the start of the summer holidays
We have eaten lots of ice-cream and had lots of play dates!  

  • Get the kids to plan some summer fun
We didn't do this because of the number of playdates.
  • Finally have some days out
We have enjoyed the BioBlitz, been bat watching and been to various local National Trust places as well as done lots of swimming and local parks.

Thursday, 28 July 2016


Today we took a walk to the beechwoods. We looked at the flowers and their insects:

The girls then made a den:
 And ivy leaf crowns:

Monday, 25 July 2016

Gargoyles @summer at the musuems

We started the day off with a couple of hours playing at the swimming pool, including several goes on the slides!

Then we had a quick picnic lunch before heading to Great St Mary's to join with their Clay Creatures as part of Summer at the Museums. We started off hunting
gargoyles around Cambridge, before the girls sculpted their own clay creatures.