Scooter

Hey readers,

My word of the week:

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This is becuase about a month ago my son broke his three-wheel scooter and we have been promising to get him a two wheel scooter, because he’s a big boy now. I was having a gander on Facebook the other night and I came across 2 two- wheeled scooters for a small price so I got them on a spur of the moment type thing. 

So,  this week the boys have been enjoying going outside on their scooters.They adjusted really well with their new scooters  with the whole balancing thing. 
I am impressed with how well my 3 year old is doing. We thought he would really struggle but he’s managed it and absolutely loves it. 

Therefore, I have been mainly watching them scooter about around the block and playing chase with one another, simple pleasures.  
Cheers for reading X

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Wales 

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:


Becuase we have had a lovely few days in Wales seeing the inlaws and making memories away with the kiddos!

We went to the beach, walked around woodlands and saw some waterfalls. Not to mention fish and chips and ice-cream becuase otherwise it wouldn’t be a holiday 😂 !
I so needed a break though and it has been so refreshing to get away and step back fron normal life.

Though tomorrow normal service will resume with doing a ton of washing/drying/putting away. standard mum life really but at least I get to catch up on my programmes and chill in my home again.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

Adventure 

Hey readers,

My word of the week is

Because we have had some fun with having a picnic and watching the Flying Scotsman an the volcano which was lovely to be in the open air.I also had a playdate so had five kids in my home which for me is very anxious time. This is new territory for me as  I was the one who arranged it even though I was very anxious about it becuase of my autism. But went well and my son loved playing with his friends so it was worth all the anxieties to see his face.

On Tuesday I started a course for a bit of me time in the evening all about water colours and drawing l. It is great to try something new for myself and my wellbeing.  I am not sure if I will be any good at it but it is getting me out there challenging myself.

The rest of the time inbetween I have been flat out with a cold. It so frustrating as my energy is very low. Hopefully I will shift it soon as such an unconvince when I am a mum 😉 

Cheers for reading X 

The Reading Residence

Cold

Hey readers,

My word of the week is

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This weather qt the begining of the week has been poo. I am so cold and feel it on my bones. I have even had to put on the heating a couple of times this week. It doesn’t feel like May. Though I won’t feel defeated as I did plan a family walk in our local woodlands. I love trees to an obsessional level and I find being round so calming. Maybe because I have found memories of a child if getting lost in the beautiful settings. I want my boys to have similar memories. I want them to feel free and run around. I love it and they love it. I can’t believe that this woodlands is situated in university of Warwick. It is absolutely stunning and easy to get to.
On to a different matter we have finally got a table for the first time ever! It makes a huge difference and feel that it is important to have meals with the family socially at the table. Plus it is so much easier to play board games and what not.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

School

Hey readers,

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Well it is the week where big news hits our household which is has my DS1 got his school placement. The answer is yes he has got his first choice. I love the fact hubby came in early hours of morning and shoves the tablet (with the email) in my face. Just what you want when your disorientated. Still my boy was beyond happy. The school he will attend is in the middle of being build. He watching it every day as he can see from out flat (16th floor). So he is loving watching even more and making links whilst getting all excited for September. But he does not like the idea of school uniform and has stated, “owwww that is boring!!!”. Kids hey already getting their own identify.
We had a slow weekend which was nice as we potted about, cooked, played, tided. I did the Sunday roast (not the best in the kitchen as I am rubbish at multitasking). Luckily the faithful roast is a safe meal and I can even do yorkies now thanks James Martin ;). It had been nice to take a slower pace particularly as the weather has been so pants.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

Trust

Hey readers ,

Sometimes it is hard to trust and I should know as I am a total control freak and hate change. I find it hard to trust from past experiences long time ago and I have been let down. Even recently in the past few months I have been lied to in order to safe something for that person. Consequently, I have lost my so called closest friend and it really has but me backwards. It has not just the hurt and anger but the loss that I have to deal with. I thought this person was honest, someone I could rely on and who saw me as a friend. Sadly, that has been torn apart and though it is a lonely place I won’t let that stop me from being.  I am autistic and find it hard to maintain relationships so I treasure what I have but when you thought something was meant to be real and be let down it’s hard to trust. This sounds gloomy but I am slowly learning to accept and let go. Somethings situations occur that are just out of your control therefore the only solution is to dust yourself down and move on, if not for me then for my boys. You have to trust your instincts sometimes things happen for a reason and even though it might be something small like someone just been friendly and ignoring you then I take that and trust in people again.

Thanks for reading.

mumturnedmom
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Outdoors mayhem

Hey readers,

Hope your having a lovely week in the sun, it has been super ace here. My word of the week is –


 This week has been a blast in the sun and we have spend a fair few hours soaking up the rays in the great outdoors. Luckily both my children love parks, horray. Cheap and chearful and  makes a great opportunity to chance the scenery. I love beening outdoors and we had a great day out doing so. For my husband’s birthday we went to visit a local attraction called Plantasia and Maze World. I have been before and my hubby loves it. There is much to see and do that it is worth more visit and it is reasonably priced, win-win.

The attraction is mainly outdoors with a river set amongst the woodlands and widelifes which is simply stunning. We had a picnic (plenty of sitting by the way throughout the attraction) near the river and we got to watch the mummy ducks with their young ducklings. I mean we could spend an hour just watching the duck family as my sons loved watching them in their natural habitat just moouching around doing their day to day business. Around the river area are placards with detailed information on the different wildlife of birds and fish. My son really enjoyed spotting the wildlife and matching it up to the pictures on the boards.

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It’s a duck’s life!

After the picnic  we ventured on to the mazes which are six different mazes all with their own theme ranging from the artitecture to Africa. We had so much fun exploring the mazes and getting los within the  massive trees which takes you away with the theme. My sons loved the quest of finding the stamper for each maze and collecting them as the stamps have animal related ones matching the theme of the mazes. I particularly liked the Japanese maze which was very zen and relaxing with the different plants and water features.

Japanese maple, one of the many planets featured in the Japanese maze.


We have adopted a new family member…meet the wicker man…

Of course a day is not  complete without  a go or two on the park going down the wiggly slides or climbing up really high. That is what makes my boys very happy indeed!
Sadly, we could not stay longer as we were there only for the afternoon but definately going back for a whole day as their is lake walks and the farm animals to see. As youcan imagind this is a fun filled day for little ones. We did spend about four hours which obviously meant we worked for a checky ice cream and maybe one or two gifts from thr gift shop which you can’t  escape. So overall that was a brilliant day outdoors for all and we are so lucky to live down the road so we can visit again!

My DS1 rabbiting around


Peak a boo!
Them pesky bananas get everywhere!

DS2 running wild, watch out!

Thank you for reading X Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

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