me and mine {April family portrait}

April 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm 11 comments

20-4-13 - me and mine April 4BOne of the best things about days out when I was young was the awesome packed lunches Mum made. My most enduring memory from a school trip to the Natural History Museum in London was not the breathtaking exhibits or the barley sugar fuelled long, long coach journey but the 2, yes t-w-o, chocolate cream eclairs and packets of crisps in my lunch box.  You can see from this months ‘me and mine family portrait’ and E’s ‘corrrrrr‘ face that he also thinks crisps on family days out are rather awesome!20-4-13 - Croombe Park 4B

We visited Croome Park this month as part of the National Trusts free weekend.  It was the first bright sunny coatless spring day we’d had this year and we sauntered round the vast grounds pointing out ‘tree‘, ‘lake‘, ‘duck‘, ‘goose‘, ‘statue‘, ‘doggy‘ to E in his buggy.  While he found it all interesting his highlight was the playground of course.20-4-13 - Croombe Park swings 4B20-4-13 - Croombe Park_E driving car profile 4B20-4-13 - Croombe Park_E and Daddy in car 4B
E was also rather fascinated by all the stones and leaves he kept stopping to study! What a fine way to spend a Saturday20-4-13 - Croombe Park_E walking 4B20-4-13 - Croombe Park_E studying grass
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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lucy Heath (@capturebylucy)  |  April 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Oh I just adore that lion top! Thanks so much for linking up so great to have discovered your blog xx

  • 2. skolrudfamily  |  May 1, 2013 at 1:19 am

    E is so cute! My N is obsessed with rocks and dirt – we went to a huge tulip field last week (which I will blog about in a few days), and she couldn’t care less abou the flowers – it was all about the dirt! =)

  • 3. Charlotte  |  May 1, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Great photos! Love his crisp face and the one on the swing!

  • 4. Chloe (@khloeee)  |  May 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I love visiting national trust sites, such great days out! Thank you for linking up with Me and Mine : )

  • 5. Lauren (@LaurenInSuffolk)  |  May 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    His crisp face is great!
    Looks like a fab place to visit for family days out.

  • 6. Lucy at Dear Beautiful  |  May 2, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I feel pretty much the same about crisps! He is a very wise boy. It looks like you had a lovely Spring day out. Thanks so much for linking up. x

  • 7. Jacqueline  |  May 2, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Super, super cute 🙂

  • 8. Kate  |  May 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Oh just look at his face on the swings! I took Ted to the park today for the first time ever, and his face was much the same – sheer delight!

  • 9. 2013 in pictures | Nip it in the bud  |  January 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    […] be having too much fun! Jan to Dec 2013: first birthday in the snow, swing happy, making scones, day out at Croombe Park, cousins singing in the rain, weekend away in Glastonbury, strawberry picking with Charlie, feeding […]

  • […] for quiet reflection while the kids run off to explore. * return visits made to Woodchester Park, Croome Park, Newark Park and Woodchester Park and a first time visit to Snowshill Manor for the Easter Egg […]

  • […] at Hanbury Hall and are looking forward to exploring some local favourites as a family of 4 like Newark Park and Westbury Court Gardens as well as exploring a bit further a field (we’re feeling […]


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