As summer has turned to a rather chilly autumn, our adventures have continued. Holidays, days out with friends, home ed groups…. So much fun
There was fun with friends at the Chase HE group – weaving, playing and seeing how many kids of different sizes it takes to balance a seesaw
Then baking biscuits, cakes, sweetcorn fritters and vegan burgers when we returned home.
A lovely day out at Ryton Pools with Sarah, Alice and Saule Holding and learning about owls, picking blackberries, climbing trees and exploring the adventure playground
A song performance from the girls upon our return home – a song written by Poppy herself
Plum picking with the lovely Sally, Evie and Finn at Essington Fruit Farm (plus tree climbing again of course!)
Feral fun at Calke Abbey with the Hupfield and Kelly clans Exploring the Garden of Imagination, admiring the flowers and vegetables, deer spotting, hula hooping, friendly wrestling matches and running wild in the great outdoors
A visit to Nanny and Grandad, then more owl hunting at Soho House, Handsworth Park and Summerfield Park.
A trip into Birmingham for yet more owl hunting, science garden fun, and lunch at the Boston Tea Party
Birches Valley fun with lots and lots of HE friends – playgrounds, den building, playing with the dog, Gruffalo finding and fairy house exploring!
Youth hostelling fun with friends. Poole’s Cavern – an amazing cave with stalactites galore! A youth hostel with goats and rabbits, and an amazing history.
More feral fun with the Hupfields and Kellys – stream paddling, mountain climbing, stepping stones and mud – an amazing day at Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud.
Owl hunting in Kings Heath, with a meet up with the lovely Bex and Violet in the park.
Yet more owls, anniversary lunch at the Warehouse Veggie and Vegan Cafe, Sheldon Country Park
A visit to Nanny and Grandad, then more owls and playground at Woodgate Valley Country Park
Ice skating with the Jones-Thomas crew, then back to gymnastics class for all 3 children
Home ed Not Back to School Picnic at Victoria Park, with amazing HE friends.
More Not Back to School fun at the Wolseley Centre with HE freinds
Amazing day of fun with HE friends at Twycross Zoo.
Next came an amazing week away at Rockley Park Haven site in Poole, Dorset. So much fun! We managed to fit in 3 swims in the lovely pool with slide and flume – two with all five of us, and one just me and Poppy. Our caravan, in Arne View, was lovely, and we had some splendid walks on the beach and nature reserve
We had an amazing day out at Paultons Park Alfie loved Critter Creek, especially the axolotls
Dinner at Hungry Horse afterwards
Brownsea Island was amazing, especially the red squirrels, free range chickens with chicks (no foxes on the island), and amazing natural play area.
An awesome day at Sea Life adventure park, then shell collecting on the beach at Weymouth as we walked to the Jurassic Skyline tower for an amazing view of the Jurassic coast in our rotating capsule, followed by Lodmoor Country Park.
Corfe Castle, where the kids did a fun shield quest quiz, and had fun exploring the ruins.
The Living Rainforest – an amazing place.
Now, we have collected our chickens from their boarding house, and Completed both our Big Hoot and Little Hoot trails – owl number 211 found at Sarehole Mill. Nachos from the Vegan Grindhouse to celebrate Amazing finding all 211 owls – such fabtastic designs.
Next, more youth hostelling fun tomorrow What an amazing summer it has been, and Autumn is looking good