27

Pumpkin Picking at Cammas Hall #blogtober

Its that time of year again when we visit Cammas Hall and go select our pumpkin for halloween, We visited on Sunday 22nd and the children were super excited to finally get the hands on the pumpkins.

DSC_0031

DSC_0032

DSC_0033

DSC_0065

DSC_0039

There was just so many to choose from, classic orange pumpkin to ghost pumpkins which the children thought was really funny, they didn’t realize you could get different colours, K grabbed one and demanded that this was ‘the’ one.

DSC_0046

R loved running around between the rows, she was grabbing hand fulls of hay and throwing them everywhere, the last time she came here she wasn’t walking so seeing her run about having the time of her life was lovely.

DSC_0052

There was some huge pumpkins this year, I don’t think I have ever seen some this big, K and A attempted to pick a few of them up.

DSC_0057

I then sent K off to find a perfect pumpkin to take home, I wanted to get a medium size one and he selected this lovely perfectly shaped pumpkin, he asked to put the smaller white pumpkin back and seemed pretty pleased with his choice!

DSC_0058

Perfect!

We left my mum in the queue to pay and decided to go for a little walk around the rest of the farm, walking through trees which I am sure was pear trees to find the sweetcorn, they did have a maise maze but it was starting to get a bit chilly so we decided to head back and find nanny and go get some food.

DSC_0059

DSC_0060

DSC_0063

Cammas Hall sells a lot of its own products too, which I love, during the summer I got lots of wonderful colourful carrots and beetroots, there is nothing more delicious than freshly picked fruit and veg

DSC_0068

DSC_0070

DSC_0072

After that, and seeing the number of people waiting in the queue for the cafe we made the choice to go get a McDonnalds, after all that fresh food we went down the processed route haha.

Cammas Hall is always such a lovely day out, they have a large outdoor play area for the children which we use in the summer months, I know its easier to head to a shop and select a pumpkin from there but if you can I recommend going along to a pick your own place.

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

 

3

Conker Picking and Autumn Walks.

On Saturday 23rd we went to visit my mum for the day, She lives in a town over from us so its either a long hour on the bus, well two buses but she came to collect us which I think made more sense as we didn’t just have ourselves but needed the high chair too.

Once we arrived to hers we set up the DVD player (we tried last time but she didn’t have the correct wires but I fixed it for her) and unfortunately because of our silliness we too a Blue-ray instead.. whoops.. so no Harry Potter for us.

But the aim of the day was to go out and find some conkers, or horse chestnuts to anyone else, and near where my mum lives is this wonderful street which is full of trees ready to give up their nuts for us!

DSC_0004DSC_0006DSC_0010shroomsDSC_0015DSC_0016DSC_0017

At first we didn’t find many, there was loads up on the trees and plenty of leaves on the floor but no beautiful browny red nuts to be seen, so we back tracked down to another road and to our delight and happiness to the children some lady clearing her garden had left some she found under a tree, and that’s when the madness happened.

DSC_0018Conkers

CONKERS EVERYWHERE!

DSC_0020DSC_0023DSC_0024DSC_0035

We had taken my mums little brown bag she got from her trip to New York but I really think we should’ve taken something a little bigger as there was just so many! everywhere you looked there was more and more!

Mums plan was to find some of the just opened ones to keep for spiders, I am not sure if that’s a true thing because we have had a conker in our front room and still get spiders, but we found a few for her and plenty for the children to play with, and of course I have a few for myself to make pretty flat lays with.

We returned back to my mums house and to my sons surprise I rented the last two Harry Potter films on amazon prime, they were pretty cheap and it kept them happy while mum and I entertained Robin and she got dinner ready which was a tasty sausage and mash with peas and onions mmmm!

I love going round her house at the weekend, its nice to get our of my home and away from the stress for a bit and just stress about in another house, I had been parenting alone at the end of last week as Mr S is in Birmingham at Eurogamer representing his site and I think I did a pretty good job…

No one died…

Until next time

Mummy Cat

x

 

16

Thurlow Village Fayre.

On Sunday 3rd, we all, and when I say we all it didn’t really include all of us, Mr S stayed at home to work on his website, went to visit my aunt at her local village fayre which was in the village of Thurlow, just a few minutes from Haverhill.

We must have arrived shortly after 1 so we went straight to find something to eat, cant beat a bit of WI cakes!!

Once we had some food (cakes are food shush) in our bellies we went off to find my aunt and uncle, who owns and runs his own composting company Field Compost and no I wasnt paid to shamelessly plug their company haha, but once we found them, K and A then found the rides!

DSC_0028

This was the single highest thing I have seen in a while, I am always nervous about giant blow up rides but they loved it! I think they got roughly 5 minutes on each and I think this one was the most popular one of all.

DSC_0018
DSC_0019

While they went on the giant slide, I decided to go for a little walk around and see what else I could find, the band had a little crowd around it, enjoying their teas and listening to various music being played by beautiful brass instruments, I love how they weren’t fazed by the smaller fans walking around between them.

DSC_0038
DSC_0040

DSC_0048

There was lots of other fun things to do and see too, K wanted to badly go on the wired trampoline but the line was just so long that it made more sense for him to find something else to do, they were both to short to go into the giant ball things, thank goodness and I had a go at the plate smash game, took out my frustrations of recent events on a brown plate haha!

DSC_0068

 


There was so many different stands, plenty of wonderful handmade items to buy and try, pancakes and BBQ to eat, it was such a lovely day, the only real downside of it all was everything was just so expensive, but so wonderful!

DSC_0042

DSC_0091

DSC_0093

Mine and K’s favorite was probably all the old cars that they had on display, They had some beautiful ones, including a really old Ford which smelt incredible when they started the engine, I love classic old cars!

DSC_0100

The day ended with a traditional welly throw competition, which I mentioned on twitter, The children thought it was really funny, However there was a few stray welly boots that went into the audience, no one was hurt of course!!

It was such a nice day, the rain held off until the very end when we was heading home, I love visiting my aunt and uncles little village, its my dream to live somewhere like that in future, away from the noise of a town.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

x

ethannevelyn
21

Visiting Ada Cole.

img_4270
On Friday 25th August, my mum came to visit for the day, the plan was to pop over to Redwings Ada Cole, which is a horse rescue center, not to far from where I live, It sounded like a good idea to walk there, which wasn’t as there was very in the little way of paths on an extremely busy road.

img_4239
img_4241
img_4242

But we got there around 3 and spend a good hour walking around and seeing all the horses and donkeys.
img_4244

img_4246

img_4247

It was really lovely to get out and wander around the local area for a change, we only really go down to the local nature reserve so it was a great change, PLUS its a free visit too, well.. apart from the ice cream we ate at the end of the day.

img_4253

img_4254
img_4266

K learnt something about horses, that they smell, but he also learnt about the personality of horses and how to tell when they are happy/sad/annoyed and A was just happy to see ‘ponies’, we even found a Pinkie!! R very much enjoyed herself, I don’t think shes ever seen a horse before so it was a delight seeing her react to them.

img_4249

Ada Cole is open to the public three times a week and my children often visit with the school, its a lovely little educational place and many of the horses, if not all are rescue from all walks of life..

We are for sure going to get back there at some point!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

x

 
Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com