Tuesday, 17 October 2017

#CountryKids on Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

On the day that was forecast to be the best weather we headed to Freshwater East to let the children try out their bodyboards and wet suits. It is one of the safer of the beaches along the coast although the waves are not as big as on other beaches. It is certainly a beautiful setting:

Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire

The water was lovely and clear for swimming and for messing about on the water. The advantage of being in a large group was that there was always an adult willing to be in the water with children allowing the others to chill on the sand. 

It was pretty good sand for fun too, especially when you have a willing volunteer to be buried in it:

It was good for making sand castles too:

Friday, 13 October 2017

#CountryKids in Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

On a grey and damp day a group of us decided that the best option was to head to the seaside resort of Tenby (in Welsh Dinbych-y-pysgod which means fortlet of the fish). It is blessed with 2.5 miles of beaches one of which is South Beach:

Tenby South Beach

The children raced ahead down the steep and slippy steps from the town straight down to the beach:


Despite the cold and rain they were all keen to get in to the water paddling away. The adults stood at a sensible distance wrapped up in raincoats! A few children got a bit too enthusiastic and got completely soaked... 

We decided against paying to get up to the fort on St Catherine's Island, although some of our larger group later told us it was fabulous, and headed into the town itself. One mum had to take her children to buy dry clothes and the rest of went in search of a restaurant with enough seating for our large group. Eventually we struck lucky:


As it was a seaside town the children all wanted to play in the arcades so we then spent ages on the 2p machines:


Eventually it was time to head back through the old medieval walls (not too many of these remain):


We made the most of the shops to buy wet suits and bodyboards for future adventures! I would love to return there on a warmer, dryer day but I guess it would be incredibly busy..

Thursday, 12 October 2017

#ReasonsToBeCheerful Harvest Festival, Going Retro and Breeding Giants #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

The autumn lurgy has struck me down for the last few days so I need to focus on the positive stuff to lift me back up! Although in some respects being forced to take it easy is positive thing...

1) Harvest Festival

For the first time since my son changed schools I made it to his harvest festival. With it being his last year at primary school I am trying to get to as many events as possible. It was a fabulous celebration with songs from years 1-6 in our wonderful Parish Church:

2) Geek!

My son let me buy his school book token off him and I used it to start my new collection of Dr Who Mr Men books. Of course I had to start with my Doctor:

3) Blasts from the Past

On Sunday I had no energy at all and I needed to spend virtually all day lying down in bed. Luckily I had Amazon TV (Affiliate link)  films to stop me going stir crazy. I went back in time to watch old favourites including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Dirty Dancing, Footloose and the Bodyguard. Nothing quite like a bit of Alan Rickman to make me feel better:

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

#TheCoopWay The Co-op and One Foundation

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I was very happy to be offered a free lunch in return for promoting TheCoopWay and the Co-op's donations to the One Foundation and the Global Investment Fund for Water. My lunch was delivered to my home in a box insulated inside with wool:

I had been offered choices from the £3.50 meal deal which included a choice of potato or vegetable crisps:

With the aim being to promote the water charities I chose one branded and one own brand water. For the Co-Op own brand they donate 3p per litre to the One Foundation to help end water poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. For the branded water they donate 1p per litre to the Global Investment Fund for Water:

Saturday, 7 October 2017

#FitnessFriday a wet and muddy week

The one problem with walking everywhere to get fitter is that it reduces the amount of time you have for every thing else! So this post is late as I couldn't fit it all in yesterday... This week I have been experimenting with live videos whilst exercising as part of practising my video skills! So apologies for lots of heavy breathing and sweatiness...

I have had no weight change this week - although at my Well Woman check I weighed 3 lbs less than I do at home! So what has gone well or badly this week?

1) Diet

It has been a bonkers week and my diet always does wrong when I am busy! I had very short notice for a day's supply work and ended up with Peperami and crisps for my lunch as that is what my son likes to eat... I really need to improve on this part of being healthy!

2) Fitness

My foot still is not right so I have been a bit cautious. On Wednesday I had a chance to try it out on the Helm as I wasn't needed to help. It wasn't ideal conditions: