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June 05, 2013


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Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for newbie blog writers? I'd definitely appreciate it.


Is it me or your area has a little taste of paradise ? :)

lilito handmade

What a beautiful blog full of joy and happines!!


Great post as usual. We recently spent a few days in North Yorkshire and it was lovely to see the photo of the train station at Settle, we had a very enjoyable train journey from there to Carlisle - well worth a visit.
I had a look at the pancake recipe to see if it was any better than mine and it was exactly the same! I make mine with wheat/gluten free flour which
works well, I add blueberries and have them most mornings for breakfast.
Stay-cations can be so much fun, I can't remember the last time I saw chalk on a pavement - do children still play hopscotch I wonder?

Andrina T

I love your holidays, even when they are just outside your door! If I lived in a town like that I'd never get tired of seeing the sights. And how adorable are your kids!? Scrummy, to borrow your word. Your daughter's list was soo sweet, and your older boy to be so grown up to save his money for his own purchase (and then get so much joy on his own and with the youngers). The three of them are a trio of bliss. I want a colorful, childlike, hooky life like that! :)

Lu Douglas

Dear Lucy, Well, we have the very same blue blue skies here in Brisbane, Australia, so I was sorry to hear that other Aussies thought that they were hard done by. And we have the same street play too where the kids all get together and ride their bikes and play football or chalks on the not so busy roadside or path...and the neighbours are friendly here too. Our green hills and ocean are gorgeous so sharing yours made me doubly glad of the simple things in life that many children don't get to share these days with busy parents. happy weekend.


What a lovely way to spend a holiday. My three little people are now big people (one of them with two little people of his own), and one of the things I miss the most is holidays when we did 'stuff' together. Of course, I am now starting to do it with the grandchildren, but they live 200 miles away, and I am abroad for several months of the year, so our time together is very precious.

I especially loved the list of 'wishes' and I am so glad you got to do them all - making memories is so important. Some of my children's best memories are of simple 'things' we did together, and they grow up so fast...

I am lucky enough to live in Devon, and I do try hard to make sure I get out and about now I have retired, and make sure I am a tourist in my own backyard.

Thank you for sharing your holiday with us


I'm with you when it comes to swimming, although my little people love it. We did go during the half term and it was very helpful to the littlest boy who made good progress with his swimming afterwards. It looks like you all had a wonderful break. Your photos are really beautiful; you live in such a stunning part of the country.


Oh, yes...you are the best mum ever! I do love that she had such a simple list, too. That is a wonderful sign that she enjoys all the little things in life, the important things! And what a lovely hot cocoa ~ who could resist that?!

I'm following your lead with getting our grands out and about the lovely area around us, last night was a first official picnic at the beach :)

I'm happy that your unplanned stay-cation turned out nicely for you!

Tracy From Norfolk

Sounds like you had a wonderful half term. We did too. We managed to get way to our caravan,which we have sited on the Norfolk broads. The weather wasn't great we we made the best of it (we're British after all!) looking forward to hearing your news.


Love seeing pictures with your feet in them! you have the cutest toes!


I think Little B's Lego play shows a fine sense of colour similar to his Mum's. Looks like you all had a lovely week. Looking forward to seeing your plans for Connievan and here's hoping the glorious weather lasts... :-)


What fun! I'm glad you could please Little Lady with the cafe and hot chocolate, along with the whole family (pancakes!). I throughly enjoyed your post! Glad your family had a good staycation (vacation at home).


I've been wondering when we'd hear mention of Connievan again! Now that it's summer here, I've resumed my desire to have a little camper of my own. :/ It looks like you had a lovely time, even though you were at home. :)


What a great week you all had! The compromise seemed to work well for everyone but a Connievan trip would have been nice as well. I've been to Linton and the green is wonderful. We stayed in a lovely B&B that had been a pony barn in its former life.
I have a question about yarn bombing. After the Yarndale event will you take everything down off the trees, benches, light posts, etc.? In my neighborhood there is a bicycle stand in front of a grocery store that has a crocheted covering but it is beginning to look pretty ratty. It's been up for 2 or 3 years and it's coming apart. I just wondered what the yarn bomb protocol is. I don't know who put it up. Just wondering how you'll handle this in your area.


A first comment from me, for this lovely post that brought back so many memories of stay at home holidays when my children were little. my youngest son loved those giant building blocks too!
Sadly for my family I also hate swimming pools and anything to do with them, shudder!
As a Brit who lives in Spain, I enjoy seeing the photos of town and country, so pretty.


I miss the family caravan holidays we used to have when I was a child. Unfortunately, I really don’t fancy towing a caravan now I’m a driver myself. I’ve been meaning to get round to camping for years tho’! Gorgeous photos, even if much closer to home!

My son loved Lego Duplo when he was small – we still have masses of it, even tho’ he’s now 12! Would LB like some of ours? A lot of it came originally from ebay and we have lots of vehicles and train track.

I look forward to spending time with my daughters, like you have with yours, once mine are a little bigger!

Anglesey Ann

You seem to be doing everything right for your little ones. Treasure every moment, and store up good memories for them. Their childhood is really very short and it whizzes by in no time. you will look back and wonder where it went , but a big plus factor is getting grandchildren,(that's my age group disclosed) they are a real joy, you seem to have more time to savour every detail.
I found that if things got a bit sad it was always a help to recount the good days and the falling in the river episodes etc. Keep up the good work.Lovely memories don't have to cost the earth.I've made two triangles so far, havent crocheted for years, waitnig for details of what to do with them


It's great to see children being allowed to be children and not little adults way before their time... to be able to play safely in the street... to enjoy good old fashioned pastimes and not sit indoors with electronic games and so on... to save for that special something.... to ask for such simple things. You are rightly proud of them, and of the way you are raising them, and so lucky to live where you do. I live in a village in Norfolk, and there are children on bikes, skateboards and so on on the green, playing football, going for rides along the lanes. Much like in my own childhood, happy days, happy memories. And I'm sure your children will have the same.


what a glorious week. such an inspiring list. i look forward to my new little family having many such holidays.

Anna-Marie Field

Hi Lucy,So glad your holiday at home turned out so great!!!A happy time was had by all!!!Can't wait for the connievan story to continue!!!Have a great week!!!

Georgina Tranter

Am so thick, thought Connievan was a place I had never heard of!!!


Excellent! How lucky was the weather for you over Half Term? We had rain, plenty of RAIN on the days my Great Nephews were staying...but also pancakes.


I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about swimming. It's one of my 'guilts' that I don't take my kids more - I can think of a solution, a private pool!!


Looks like yo had a great time! But, I am with you n the swimming...my least favourite thing to do . I always need bribery to get me to do that!

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