Showing posts with label #dayout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #dayout. Show all posts

Friday, 14 July 2017

Kite Flying on Snettisham Beach


On Sunday we took the boys to a different beach, one in Snettisham. 
So still not very far from ours.

We hadn't been before so weren't too sure what it would be like, but as soon as we drove into the car park, we knew it was an amazing beach.

Sand dunes greeted us and the boys couldn't wait to climb them!


The twins were given kites for their birthday and have been desperate to fly them.
So a trip to the beach was the perfect opportunity to test them out. 


They were super easy to put together and Alex's bumblebee kite went straight up without any effort!
Oscars butterfly was a bit more tricky.
Why, we weren't too sure as they both look like they're the same design.




Once I Alex's up in the sky he soon took over laughing his head off at how high it was.

Oscar's took a few goes but eventually it got flight and stayed up for a bit before crashing down on my head.


Ru took over from Alex, as he wanted to go off and play with Noah in the sea.


Ru was pretty good at keeping the kite under control, we did think he'd just let go but he was more than happy to just stand there holding on watching it flutter around in the sky.


Once they were all finished with the kites, we left them with daddy and headed off to find the sea....
The twins decided they were walking to America!


We didn't quite get to the sea, as it was miles out and I made them turn around before the tides started to come in.

Even though they didn't quite make America they all had fun jumping in the sandy/muddy puddles on the way back.


Once back on dry land we headed back to the van to dust off our feet and grab an ice cream.






Ice cream, Kite flying and Puddle jumping = a perfect way to spend a Sunday!



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Canterbury Cathedral

Tuesday's are our child free days and we like to make the most of them.

Today we needed to pop into Canterbury and to make it worth while we decided we would have a wander around the Cathedral.
Neither of us have been there before and both of us were blown away with how beautiful it was.

Of course you know a cathedral is going to be stunning but it just left us speechless at how amazing it was.

We learnt a lot thanks to the helpful staff and I took some lovely snaps.
All were taken on my iPhone, so they could have been much better if I had bothered to take my camera!

I'm not going to say too much in this post, I'll just let the pictures do the talking!





Nave


A brief history
In AD 597 missionaries from Rome converted the King of Kent to Christianity.
Augustine, leader of the mission was consecrated as Archbishop and his cathedra (official seat)
was established at Canterbury.
The Cathedral has been the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury ever since.

Medieval alter








The Black Prince's Tomb




Tomb of King Henry IV and Queen Joan of Navarre










I highly recommend taking a visit to Canterbury and having a walk round the Cathedral.
It really is worth the money! 

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pumpkin Picking

A heavy picture post I'm afraid.

Today we loaded the boys up into the van and headed off to



We went last year and got so carried away that we ended up spending well over £20 on all sorts of different pumpkins.
We did eat a fair few and had pumpkin carving competitions but still had lots left over that went to waste.
So this year we said the boys that they could only pick one pumpkin each.


Well that was the plan, I left Jon to it as Alex needed the wee which was right back by the car so by the time we returned Jon and the boys had filled up the wheel barrow.





Rupert has developed a strange love for pumpkins since he spotted one back in Morrison's at the start of the month, so he was in his element seeing all the pumpkins.
He is probably the main reason we have more than 4 pumpkins!



After finishing at the pumpkin patch we decided the best way to end the fun was to take a pit stop into Krispy Kreme's and get some spooky doughnuts!



Now to decide what we are going to do with all these pumpkins!