Relaxing afternoon on the seafront at Devil’s Point

With daddy working nights and sleeping all day it’s always best to leave the house and let him sleep.  With the weather still gloriously sunny my two couldn’t wait to get outdoors, although having woken up with an exceedingly sore throat and runny nose I wasn’t feeling in the best of spirits so wanted to take it easy – well as easy as you can with two highly energetic, bouncing around children!

We drove down to Devil’s Point, a secluded little spot on the west side of the city, that looks out to sea. We took a stroll around before finding a spot to lay the picnic blanket and have some lunch.  I then let Miss M and Mister B run around on a level grassed area playing with a ball, chasing each other and collecting daisy’s, oh and also the odd daffodil that Mister B insisted on picking especially for mummy.

Devils point picnic

We then took a stroll in the other direction down a little path with a wall overlooking the sea.  It was lovely to catch the sea breeze and there were lots of things to point out that were of interest to the children.

Devil's point

A lovely few hours spent away from home, even if I did come back feeling more exhausted than ever.  Just hoping that I don’t get any worse for work tomorrow.  And more importantly I hope this weather stays around as it’s nice to finally feel that summer is kind of here.

A day exploring Central Park

With the Bank Holiday weekend upon us, daddy working ten hours shifts each day and the children desperate to get out in the fresh air I asked them where they wanted to go yesterday.  The answer was to have a picnic, collect nature things and not go in the car.  Miss M loves cycling and was keen to go on her bike so I decided we’d spend the afternoon in Central Park, the main park for the city and only a 5 minute walk from us.

Central2So we set off with Miss M leading the way on her bike, and Mister B in his pushchair (I knew his little legs wouldn’t last long walking), and explored the winding paths, up and down the hills and stopped whenever we saw something of interest.

They each had a bag to collect their treasure and we found a lovely area full of willow, oak and horse-chestnut trees where we parked the bike/buggy and set off exploring.

Central3We then decided to move on with Miss M going full steam ahead on her bike, she turned a corner and as we followed we saw her bike parked up.  I looked over to the side of the path and there she was, straddled across a fallen tree trunk pretending to ride a horse!!

Central1After lots of fun and giggling we decided to find a spot for our picnic and carried on up the winding paths until we came across a beautiful open space, the grass full of daisies and a gorgeous hedgerow blooming with pink flowers.  We sat down and enjoyed our lunch with the glorious sun rays beaming down upon us – we had found ourselves a little sun trap with no one in sight and silence apart from a few birds tweeting in the trees.

Central5After eating we carried on through the park and found a bench which they both got really excited about and insisted on sitting on.  We then headed up to the little playground which Mister B absolutely adored having a go on everything he could.

Central4After four hours strolling around, foraging for nature’s treasures, enjoying a picnic in a field full of daisies we were exhausted and headed home to relax and share our adventures with daddy.