Our Thursday Photo #48

This week has been fabulous yet somewhat chaotic. 

As you may have noticed, we’ve been pretty much incommunicado over the Easter weekend. We went camping for a few days to Parkers Farm in Devon.  

This is the sort of campsite that hubby and I would have been horrified by pre-children.

It’s buzzing with activity with play parks dotted throughout the site and a family and dog friendly bar and restaurant. 

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It is a sign of how things have changed that these days, Parkers Farm is everything we look for in a camp site. 

There are numerous farm animals that you can go and see any time. You can also help to feed the animals and ride the tractor at particular times. 

The bar and restaurant have a basic food menu for both adults and children, and there is a room in which dogs are welcome.

There is also WiFi available for a small cost, which I used for Lia’s white noise that she wouldn’t sleep without. I chose not to use it for work or blogging though, it was great to have some time off. 

When we came back from camping, we had a day in Drayton Manor yesterday and then today, we went to Countrytastic at our local showground. 

This was another great day out, both girls loved seeing all the animals. Libby was disappointed that she didn’t see the snakes this year, because she held one around her neck last year and has been talking about it ever since.

But she still enjoyed seeing all the other animals, particularly the ones she could stroke. But the highlight of her day was the tractor ride, which is odd really because she went on two tractors while we were camping. Apparently you can never ride too many tractors. 

Unfortunately, Lia didn’t have such a good day. Having enjoyed her morning and her lunch, Lia wanted to walk along holding hands. Hubby and I made the mistake of swinging her whilst she was walking.

Cue tears and screaming and we realised that Lia wasn’t using her arm properly. I took her to our local hospital to be checked out and she had a pulled elbow. This was easily rectified and she is now fine. Which doesn’t stop us from feeling horribly guilty.

Luckily, when we came back from the hospital, Libby was at hand to take care of Lia and cheer her up. After checking how her arm was, Libby let Lia watch nursery rhymes with her and they both had a dance.

Here is our Thursday Photo #48. I love the way Lia is looking at Libby, I think she is really starting to look up to her.

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  1. sarah hill wheeler (@hill_wheeler)
    April 10, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    Not sure about the snake, but looks like a great camp site (strangely we have developed a liking for a static caravan park since having J…..won’t be long until we get a tow bar (or may be not)). Think holidays become more about being comfortable and relaxing, although bet you could have done without that hospital trip! Lovely pictures.

    • monsterid April 10, 2015 / 6:40 pm

      I know, holidays totally change when you have kids don’t they Sarah? I do miss those days of holidays being about jumping on a plane and seeing what happens at the other end with a backpack and a guidebook!x

  2. April 13, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    So different the holidays you chose with children vs without. I must say I always question a child free enquiry here as we sound very like your campsite, somewhere young families love and couples, except grandparents, stay clear of! Poor little Lia, Clio was prone to the same thing as a toddler. It happened so many times I even learned the maneuver to correct it myself! Do be careful swinging her from the lower arm for a few years, it is usually friends who don’t know that cause the problem while having fun. thank you for sharing a very family friendly looking break on Country Kids.
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    • monsterid April 13, 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you Fiona, interesting to hear that Clio suffered from this problem as well, the same thing happened to Libby once actually. We’ll definitely be particularly careful from now on!

    • monsterid April 13, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you. Yes the elbow thing was horrible, learnt our lesson about being careful 😉

    • monsterid April 27, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you Stacey, we loved it! Lots more camping trips planned for this year!x

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