Tag: countryside

Off to the Park

| September 18, 2013

A week away in the countryside is just what we all needed. A break from work, an escape from the Big Smoke in new surroundings with lush green fields and forests.

We ventured out to find the local playground on a beautiful sunny autumn day.

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Imogen told me she wants to go on the swings, slide and the seesaw!

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The slide is very high so Daddy is called upon to provide support.

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Orford Castle in the distance across the playing fields.

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Chilham Manor

| September 14, 2013

We spent a lovely day out in the village of Chilham between Ashford and Canterbury in the county of Kent. The grounds of Chilham Castle were open for visitors to view the outside of the spectacular manor house and its beautiful gardens.

A delightful country lane in the centre of Chilham village.

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A beautiful house with so much history.

Chilham Castle

Chilham manor house is absolutely stunning and is set in a picturesque setting.

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The perfectly manicured lawns complete with topiary overlooking fields of sheep and the rolling Kent countryside.

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Imogen waiting patiently for her turn on the trampoline in the grounds of Chilham manor.

Chilham Castle

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Family Life

| May 7, 2013

The last few weeks have been extremely busy in our household. Aside from the usual business of general family life we’ve had some big decisions to make which affect us all.

A couple of weeks ago I made the decision to return to work part-time which is something I’m really looking forward to. It will be great to be back in the office working on projects again. Hubby and I have been researching and visiting nurseries to find one we’re happy with. We’ve settled on a nursery close to home which has great facilities for children and a wonderful environment.

Imogen is almost back to full health after more than a week of gastroenteritis which saw her with a very high fever for several days, vomiting, diarrhoea and mild dehydration.

The gastroenteritis struck the day we arrived in Brittany for our holiday, which was horribly too similar to our journey to New Zealand in January. Hubby had a couple of days of feeling under the weather and I was lucky to escape any ill effects. Thankfully we’re now getting out and exploring the beautiful countryside and coastline in Brittany.

A much happier little girl now she is better and out enjoying the great outdoors.

There is something about Brittany which continually draws us back. The beautiful view from our garden at Lostmarc’h near Crozon in Finistere.

Brittany