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  1. Last week didn't go much to plan - due to a mechanic with time keeping issues! We did however get out in the evenings to the skate park, Saturday I was at Uni and Sunday we went to London for the #HPEaster event at the V&A Childhood museum (which I'll blog about later) and with plenty of plans this week I thought I'd miss out on a #CountryKids opportunity.

    HOWEVER I'd been cleaning this morning in preparation for my Mum coming to stay on Tuesday (I want her to clean my oven so thought I'd make an effort!) Moo's were happily playing in the garden and it was reaching lunch time. I threw my purse, a couple of towels and swim wear in a bag - shouted at Charlie to get some buckets piled the kids and went off. I didn't really have a plan - I stopped at Tesco bought a few picnic items and made our way to Linford Bottom.  

    linford bottom

    Slapped in suncream we had a lovely late lunch, played in the river and well I sat and chilled! It was busy lots of families, Charlie made a friend or two they started building a dam. I was sat in a prime place on the bank able to see the children (and stay dry!) It was so nice to just let them play! It can be so easy to get a bit stressed by what is happening around them, be overly cautious, but today I put my anal self to sleep.  

    river fun

    Megan decided that the clay pit in the river bed was much more fun!! She doubled her foot size in clay and looked like a hobbit! 

    After 3 hours! We decided to pack up and go home for a bath! All 3 enjoyed giggling in the car at their pant/towel combination! We had such a lovely, unplanned afternoon. Long may this sunshine last :) 

    Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

  2. Considering that Daddy Moo and I met working in Turkey until 2014 we hadn't actually left the UK in 8 years!  Our passports out of date and gathering dust, none of the moo's had one.  For many years our holidays had been staycations exploring Dorset and Devon. When we decided to treat the children to a holiday to Disney Land Paris passports were a must! No more procrastinating, no thinking we'd better spend the money on other delights - bills, food, ever growing children!  (In case you were wondering long gone are the days of either Daddy Moo and I being asked to provide a passport as proof of ID/age etc.!) 

    passport

    Now we have them (and sadly not stamped so no memory of our trip to Paris in our passports!) there is something empowering about a passport. The knowledge that at any moment you can up sticks - board a plane or boat to another country in the blink of an eye! (Yes travel PR's I'm winking at you ;) ) I find myself now flicking through travel brochures, eyeing up holiday wear, driving slowly passed Hurn Airport wondering where the next flight is off too.  

    Remembering that the world is our oyster. Where are you planning to go this year? 

    *Passport holder from a lovely collection at Julie Slater & Son*