Tuesday, 14 August 2007

we're back!!!

actually we have been back for a week but I have not had time to blog...will explain later.

We had a lovely time. The sun was out all week and it was dry!! Yippee! The campsite Cottage Farm was lovely.... really clean and well kept but just the basics. It was small,l so the children could wander around and I would know where they were. This was the view from our tent 9taken by Ewan).....

We visited Buxton..had fun it the Pavillion Gardens...the children went paddling in the stream.

Chatsworth House Gardens were such fun...they have introduced a fun pack for the children to do which kept ours more than occupied. I got lost in the maze ...again!! (last time I could not work it out)

Other places we visited were Poole Cavern and Bakewell...mmm...lovely cakes!! While we were there Colin;s Dad introduced us to a cafe called Treeline. It was tucked away in a courtyard and was lovely. The best thing was the gallery...kept the children well under control!!! The was some stunning glass work which the link doesn't do justice to. I bought a small hanging with four hearts suspended in the glass.

Phoebe did a 3 hour walk with Kath (Colin's sister and myself) and it was not an easy walk. She did not complain once!!

Well when we got back it was straight back to work...I have been gutting our bathroom and then trying to put it back together! I know mad timing but our friends are away and we are using their bath and shower so it was now or never. If I keep to schedule then I should be taking the children away on Thursday to Mullacott Farm for some more camping...and Stephanie is joining us on Saturday which will be fun!

1 comment:

Marie R said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Spoke to Zachary the other evening he can't wait to go camping, expect Max is the same. Stephanie might need several bottles of wine!! Likes her home comforts does my daughter! Only kidding!!
Hope you all have a great time!