My Sunday Photo 20th August 2017

two stones from Hanbury hall which look like they have been carved

Yesterday I was sat in my pyjamas at almost noon and I thought…I don’t want to stay in today, I want to go out. This is very unusual for me, usually going out involves lots and lots of planning and we hadn’t planned anything. But I was feeling okayish and I wanted to do something, to go somewhere. The kids were not so eager though, stuck on their screens, the girls playing Undertales and the boy Minecraft, they were happy were they were, also in their pj’s.

I got dressed and had an idea. It was lunch time, lets go out for lunch. I asked the kids were they would like to go and they cried Mc Donalds. Hubby wasn’t happy but I wanted to go out and anywhere would do. While in Mc Donalds I decided that I didn’t want to go home. I told hubby that I wanted to go somewhere else, in fact, I was quite determined that I wanted to go to Hanbury Hall a National Trust Property. It was only a thirty minute drive away. He agreed but the kids wanted to go home, probably keen to get back on their computer games. I was adamant though, it’s not often I feel up to going out and I wasn’t going to sit in the house today, so off we went. Star complained bitterly, but after about ten minutes driving she was chatting away with her sister and the complaining forgotten.

We had a lovely afternoon and the kids got to run around in the fresh air. I loved taking it all in and will tell you all about it soon. For now I’m sharing this photo of a rather unusual pair of stones that caught my eye.

I’m so glad I was impulsive, it’s something I’m really not these days.

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  1. coombemill
    August 20, 2017 / 7:51 am

    So pleased to hear you got out and had a lovely day, something I take for granted, it must feel so much more special for you. Fingers crossed for many more days you feel up to being out without too much planning.

  2. August 20, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Mine always moan we i say we are going out, but they love it when we get there. What an unusual stone

  3. August 20, 2017 / 8:30 am

    It's so nice to get outside and some fresh air. It looks like a turtle shell

    Thank you for linking up

  4. WeeOhana
    August 20, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Glad to hear you got out!
    My kids do that too.. no don't want to go.. then when you are on route they are excited!

  5. sarahmo3w
    August 21, 2017 / 5:08 am

    Love this. So glad you got your wish to go out.

  6. ModernMom
    August 21, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Sometimes those unplanned trips are the best ones. Glad to hear you took advantage of your inspiration and got out for the day!

  7. August 21, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    That's the spirit Anne. I am just as bad, I hate going out because it just takes too much effort to get dressed. I too love my pajamas. But every once in a while we make the effort and are richly rewarded!

  8. August 21, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Ahh! That's so great that you got out and about and had a great time! #MMBC

  9. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    August 22, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    What strange stones! We are sometimes spontaneous and those are the best trips out usually! #mmbc

  10. debsrandomwritings
    August 22, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Hi Anne, I am so glad you felt up to going out and managed to have some family time out. My nephew was into Minecraft, I still don't really know what it's all about, but I was glad to see that no landmines were in the game (I thought it was a war game!).
    One of those stones looks like either a pineapple or the trunk of a palm tree.


  11. liquoriceuk
    August 24, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    So glad you had a lovely day. Those stones look so interesting 🙂

  12. August 26, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I'm glad you went out and stayed out! I'm completely baffled by the stone. I don't know it was once something with a practical use or some sculpture.

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