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Thursday Photo #154

The last week has passed in a camping-induced blur. We were only away for a long weekend, but we packed it full of exciting days out and it was a resounding success.

A mini break

We stayed at a Church Farm campsite in a little village called Sixpenny Handley near Salisbury. The campsite was large and not too busy. It had a bar, restaurant, playground and clean facilities. Everything you need for a hassle-free camping trip. If we’d been a bit more organised, we probably would have camped either nearer to the coast or closer to the attractions we were visiting.

We spent a brilliant day on Friday at the Watercress Line day out with Thomas. The girls were in their element, as was my husband. Even the dogs enjoyed it. Sadly the dogs were less welcome at Paultons Park so my husband stayed on the campsite with them while the girls and I went there. It was another brilliant day although Lia was less than impressed by the pirate ship, it was a bit too scary for her.

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line Day Out With Thomas

Sunday was an unexpectedly brilliant day. We toyed with the idea of my husband taking the girls back to Paultons. Another suggestion was the Heavy Horse Centre which I know they would have loved. But when we asked the girls what they would like to do, they wanted to go fossil hunting. By happy coincidence my friend Maz who blogs at Acorn STEM was in the area too. We ended up having an amazing day, both playing in the sand and looking for fossils.

The rest of the week

Coming home from the holiday was a bit of a disappointment as we’d had such a good break. Luckily though, we had more amazing days out planned. Yesterday we headed into Birmingham on the train to meet a friend for a musical picnic at Symphony Hall and lunch at Wagamama. The musical picnic is a free event that takes place regularly. Musicians play instruments and sing songs for young children and parents. This is only the second time we’ve been but the girls love it.

Our Thursday photo #154

It has been lovely seeing the girls together this week. They entertain each other now and they’re really no problem to look after. I’ve taken some lovely photos of them both but this one has to be my favourite. When I shared it on Instagram, somebody asked how Libby had grown the wings. My reply was that all little girls have wings. I can’t wait to see where these two fly to in the future.



  1. April 20, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I love the fossil hunting idea.

  2. April 20, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had an amazing few days! I love both of the pictures you’ve shared of the girls. Fossil hunting is such an exciting thing to do 🙂

  3. April 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Love the wings! The musical picnic sounds great – I’d enjoy to read more about that one. x

  4. April 24, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Hi Nat,it sounds as you if you had a fun packed camping weekend. It just goes to show that the simple things like fossil hunting and playing in the sand are the most appealing to children. I am sure your two girls will fly high and go far.

  5. April 26, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Love that photo of Libby and Lia with the wings. Sounds like you had a lovely Easter holidays. My girls love it at Paulton’s Park too. We haven’t tried the pirate ship though – not sure the girls would like it either. Fossil hunting sounds like fun and I love the sound of the musical picnic 🙂

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