Family Fun

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Hey Everyone.

When I was recovering last year. I made a few promises to myself about the life I wanted to live. Like most of us do, we often take things for granted and don’t often realise how lucky we are with the smallest and simplest of things.

I realised that I wanted more family time, that I didn’t have to wait until I had the money for some grand day out. In fact I could make some great family days with little to no money because ultimately it’s not money that you need to spend, it’s time.

We moved in December and part of me was really sad as I loved Guisborough, I loved that the Priory no more than a 10 minute walk away and it’s a place that I have loved for over 20 years.

However, now we’ve settled and my health has improved ten fold we have started to be more active as a family.

I now live in a place that is 20 minutes by bus to Guisborough so I can still visit the Priory and I am 15 minutes by bus to visit a Victorian seaside town and beach and I am a 10 minute walk from the rolling countryside. I am lucky, I live in a pretty and scenic place.

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My partner had the week off over Valentine’s and we decided to not buy each other gifts. Instead we were going to spend the day at the beach as a family and that is what we did.

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We had such a lovely day. We went in the afternoon after Alexis finished nursery and thankfully the weather was great.It was chilly but the sun was shining.

Saltburn is a really nice beach. Part of it is full of rockpools and pebbles while the other part is a long stretch of sandy beach.

 

While we were there we collected some pebbles to paint at home and found some shells. We took a walk out over the long pier and had a play in the 2p machines in the tiny pier arcade.

 

 

 

 

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We then spent another day painting our pebbles ready to put in our garden which we are doing up ready for summer.

 

 

 

Here are the rest of our pictures:)

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

 

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It’s A Family Thing: Daisy Daydream by Sue Wickstead

Hey Everyone,

I am very lucky as a book blogger. Not only does my 4 year old daughter share my love of reading but author’s share their works with us. Today I have a review for you, from my daughter and I for the latest book from Sue Wickstead.

Sue has very generously sent us all her works to date and Alexis loves not only receiving them but reading them as well.

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The book we are reviewing today is Daisy Daydream: The Nursery Rhyme Book.

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On The Back

In 1987 the real Daisy was given a new lease of life when she was repainted with popular Nursery Rhyme characters for the children to enjoy and sing along.
The brightly decorated exterior would attract the attention of the children and get them running along to play and explore inside.
The playbus was a very popular and much-loved venue for a playgroup and fondly remembered.
A safe place to enjoy and certainly full of fun.

But I wonder what songs would the children sing these days?

Do they still know their Nursery Rhymes?

We even made a few rhymes of our own.

Purchase Link: Amazon UK

Sue’s Website: https://suewickstead.co.uk/

Review

When Sue sent us the book she also sent some really cute little buses to colour and make. We did this before reading the book and it really did add to the overall fun of reading a new book.

Alexis really enjoyed the book. The reference to lots of the nursery rhymes that she knows and we had a sing-a-long while reading. The story of Daisy is one of hope and it demonstrates how things can be re-used and still serve a purpose even if it is one that it wasn’t originally designated to do.

It was perfect for Alexis’s age, I would say that children would really enjoy this from being around 2 yrs old. Sue has a lovely way of writing for children. We cannot see what else Sue brings out over the course of her career.

 

Thank you to Sue for this opportunity and thanks to all of you for reading.

Emma-Louise x