Archive for Days Out

Birtley House Sculpture Exhibition

We visited Birtley House in Surrey to see a sculpture exhibition which they were hosting. Sam’s favourite was this kingfisher.

And I liked these mushrooms…

…and this cone.

We got some ideas for things we want to make ourselves, and have decided to turn our own garden into a sculpture garden. I reckon there is so much we can do with recycling – watch this space…

And I really want to work out how we can make one of these for Sam,

and one of these for me!


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Not back to School Norfolk…

Sam would have started school this month, but happily we are home-educating! So to celebrate not-starting-school, we went on a trip to North Norfolk for the week with our friends.

We were blessed with beautiful weather, and so spent most of our time outdoors…

Crabbing at Wells-next-the-sea,

Tree walking,

and storytelling,

and den building at Bewilderwood.

And moving the furniture in!…

Sailing boats in the stream,

and finding a hedgehog in our garden!

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Sheringham Woods in February

During our week in Norfolk last month, Sam and I managed to get out and about in nature quite a bit. It was so lovely to get in the woods and find some of the first signs of Spring.

A carpet of snowdrops in Sheringham Woods.

A little house left behind in Pretty Corner woods.

The steps up to the viewing tower in Sheringham Woods.

Climbing the tower…

…The view from the top! Exhilerating, beautiful, but freezing! We didn’t stay too long!

Came back down to do some sketching. This was Sam’s first time sketching outside from the landscape. He told me afterwards he really enjoyed it, and has since asked to do it again.

Just time to squeeze in a quick Geocache before we go home.

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A Trip to Town

On a trip into Brighton town centre last week, we took a shortcut through the Pavilion Gardens, and found this local man feeding his friends…

He had peanuts for the squirrels, but the pigeons were mad on them too. They were landing on my hands while I took these photos, but I guess an Iphone is not as tasty as a peanut!

This little chap came right up to Sam to get his lunch.

Later, we saw these:

…just had to share!

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A drizzly afternoon at the beach

On Sunday we went to Lancing beach with our friends. A great place for rock climbing…


Making (pretend) seaweed soup…

…and mucking about with wet sand…

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Sculpture at Newby Hall

There was a sculpture exhibition at Newby Hall in Yorkshire this month.


Sam and Jay got stuck in to some stone carving…

Unfortunately they didn’t have time to finish it…

…but they know what they’re aiming for!….

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The Science Museum

Last weekend Sam and I went to London for a fantastic trip with Steve and Penny. We met at the Science Museum and headed for Launchpad, the museum’s hands-on gallery with over 50 interactive exhibits. These include this bubble wall,

magnet power towers,

the mesmerising effects of dry ice in water,

and our personal favourite: the chance to build your own bridge!

On our way back through the museum we past through Space,

and saw the original Stevenson’s Rocket, very fitting, as we were just off on our way up to Kensington Park to Ride the Rocket! See below…

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