Saturday, 30 August 2014

When Plans are Abandoned

We were looking forward to the last week so much, we had lots planned and it was Star's first week without her halo. We were not going to let a little thing like the weather get us down, and bank holiday Monday, despite the rain we ventured off to the Malvern Hills. Malvern is not really that far away from us and I can remember visiting lots when I was young, but I haven't been for many years now.

I'll be honest, we were not really planning on walking the hills, although that is a lovely thing to do, we were actually visiting friends who are lucky enough to live there. So the rain was no bother as we knew we would be inside. When we got there we were also met by a big blanket of fog which meant that I got lost on the hills! It didn't take long for our friends to rescue us and we were soon in the comfort of their lovely hillside home. We couldn't enjoy the hills but we did enjoy their hospitality and a lovely afternoon tea.

Our best view of the day, I took this while we were lost!

Then the BUG struck! The Little Man caught it first and I spent Monday night nursing him through. We couldn't go out on Tuesday and cancelled our trip on Wednesday too, just in case. We were due another day out at the Adventure Farm on Thursday but couldn't make it because me and ED caught the BUG, closely followed by Boo. Friday was a blur! I'm feeling a little better today, but we are only four out of seven of struck with the BUG so far, so there could be more to come.

As Wednesday was the only day that the BUG wasn't taking over our lives we decided a quick shopping trip was in order and popped off to a local supermarket. While in there Star wasn't feeling too good (oh no!, but luckily, it wasn't the BUG) so Daddy took her outside. When we went out them they were really excited because they'd found a lovely stream behind the shop. We put the shopping in the car boot and went for a look.

Then we spotted a little bridge

So what do you do when you find a little bridge across a stream? Play Pooh Sticks of course! The Littlies dropped their sticks in on one side of the bridge and ran to the other to see who's came first.

Then the Little Man needed a rest!

So our shopping trip turned in to a fun afternoon in a place we'd not been before.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Glad you've not let anything get in your way and made the most of things. Sorry to hear that you got the bug though.

    1. it was a pretty nasty bug...we are on the mend now though x

  2. Aww! I hope you are all feeling better now!
    What a fab little bridge! Looks like you all had a fab time x

    1. we are getting better thanks x it's amazing how much fun you can have with a bridge over a stream :)

  3. Lovely day out in the end. Love pooh sticks.

  4. It's great to discover little places that have been overlooked and have fun exploring. I hope everyone is feeling much better now and the bug has left the house! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  5. Get well soon. We have a bug in the house too as everyone is sluggish & coughing. Your walk looks like fun and with kids even the simplest place can be the grandest! #countrykids


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