Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Pond dipping

Today we went to Wicken Fen - I was amazed at the amounts of Swifts(?) darting about

 We had booked to go pond dipping - which the girls loved! E caught a newt again (I wonder if it the same one!) and various nymphs! 

 And then we went bug hunting, where because it was dry we caught lots of insects and beetley things! We even saw 2 grass snakes (I was so excited because I had never seen one before!).

Friday, 26 August 2016

BFG Dream Trail

Today the smallest 2 girls and I went to London to find some the BFG Dream Trail Jars. The trail has sculptures have been placed in giant dream jars up to six feet tall to form an art trail in London and has been designed by famous people such as HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, Stephen Hawking and the Delevingne Sisters etc. We found 14 - we could have found more but I had forgotten my phone and so some where hard to track down!

 We also stopped in the Natural History Museum to look at the dinosaurs as that is P's topic next term at school.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Solar Oven

Today, following the instructions in our Whizz Pop Bang magazine we made a solar Oven. We wrapped 2 boxes in tin foil (a small one with a large one) with the smaller one having a black base. We popped out biscuits inside, wrapped the whole thing in cling film and left outside!

The girls loved their biscuits.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Lammas Land

Today, as it was super hot, we went (seemingly with the rest of Cambridge) to the paddling pool.

Then the girls had a play on the equipment.

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).