Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on July 8th, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday, Quiet please………. 


Out with the Donkeys on the Farm


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Posted on July 7th, 2012 - Fiona

Craft activity in the Garden

A little time to play alone is great for bringing out the imagination in my children. Sometimes these afternoons fall apart at the seams when an alleged injustice sparks a major fall out. Last Sunday however they teamed up, squabble free, to create parachutes for their toys. 

Dashing in and out to collect their equipment, their enthusiasm and teamwork was a delight to watch. For once I let them be with no chasing to clear up until the fun was through. 

Homemade Parachutes in Making

Cutting the Bin BagsAttaching stringLightweight teddy attached

Team work by the kids to finish the parachute



















Then it was up the fire escape to test out their invention again and again!



Country Kids June Sun Hat Winner

Every month I select a lucky winner from the previous month’s posts to receive one of our lovely Kids Coombe Mill Sun Hats. Doubles up well as a rain hat too this year! Recapping over the fantastic spread of outdoor fun ideas in June my chosen post is Full steam ahead from Single Married Mum, well done on a great post. Farmer Nick has been thinking of a train for Coombe Mill and showing him how much fun your children had on their day out has just pushed the project further up our “to do” list so thank you!

Joining In

Do please keep your outdoor adventures coming in. The linky is live every Saturday till Thursday. From a single photo to tails of a great day out, if it’s outdoors and with the kids I love it, just grab the badge and join the fun. If you can spare a few minutes to comment on what others are doing too, I’m sure they would appreciate it, and it could spark a new idea for you too.

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Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on July 1st, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday snap of the week from Coombemill


Majestic Peacock


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Posted on June 30th, 2012 - Fiona

Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on June 30th, 2012 - Fiona

Turning an average day into bags of Fun!

Farmer Nick had the boys sweeping the shed floor. Not an exciting job but they were pretty keen as Daddy had promised a turn on his new toy if they did a good job!

Sweeping Farmer Nick's Shed


Nick had the electric Gator on trial for the week to see if it would be a benefit on the farm. Lots of fun to be had but at £5000 second hand I persuaded him that it really wasn’t anything he couldn’t do with the tractor and trailer. I fear it may be a hollow victory as he and the kids clearly loved it and I have caught Nick since eyeing them up on e-bay and on the John Deere web site!

 Fun on the Gator with Dad / Farmer Nick

Disappointed that all the fun was over, the children headed back to the shed. Here they became inspired by the bag of floor sweepings they had collected. I am sure I have the only children who can amuse themselves with a bag of dust! They rigged it up to Dad’s ceiling chain, designed for working on the tractors, and used it as a boxing bag, kick bag and swing. Ten out of ten for initiative boys! (Just for the record I was overseeing this little game at a distance just to ensure there was nothing sharp or dangerous in their punch bag and that it would take their weight for swinging).

At play in Farmer Nick's shedFun on the Gator with Dad


What have you been up to outdoors with the kids this week? Do please grab the badge and share your family fun on the linky. A comment on others would be much appreciated and a great way to find outdoor inspiration. 


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