End of summer

Well we are nearly at the end of summer. Where has it gone? Although Little lady is ready to go back to school, this summer has seemed to fly by.

So what have we been up to? Here is our summer round up Lucy style.

We visited a local fairy princess castle.


We took part in a family fun day in a local park.


Little lady climbed a ginormous wall.


We made robots out of cardboard boxes.


    We celebrated my lovely mum’s birthday with a family tea party.


    We rode a canal boat down part of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal


    And little lady made her very first dress (dolly sized)


    What did you do over the holidays?

Once upon a time

Yesterday we had planned a family bike ride but the torrential rain soon put a stop to that so we needed to find another activity as little lady was a bit upset that we couldn’t go out. Whenever we drive home from Cardiff we get a glimpse of what looks like a magical castle hidden in the trees.

Picture from here

Little lady thinks it looks like a princess castle and to be fair I agree with her. She has always said she would love to go and to my shame its been 20years (maybe more) since the last time I went. Why do we ignore the treasures on our doorstep?

The change of plan saw us eat our lunch on the front room floor as an indoor picnic before setting off to Castell Coch (the red castle).

We had to run from the car up the drawbridge as it was bucketing down but once inside little lady was mesmerised. She loved climbing all the way up the 2 towers


The rooms were so ornate


Look at this wardrobe in Lady Bute’s bedroom

And the fireplaces were huge

Little lady had a fantastic time exploring all the rooms and baby D loved showing off his stair climbing ability on any of the numerous staircases. Even hubby was impressed so I think that makes it a very successful day out.

What have you been up to over the holidays?