And that was the Easter holidays

I cannot believe how fast Easter has zoomed by and with it the 2 week school holiday.  I love having the kids off school and spending our days out and about exploring places near and far and this holiday has been no different. We’ve had a fantastic time which started with a day at the beach at Milford On Sea in the sunshine.

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Our next day out was spent at Fairytale Farm where my goddaughter Savannah joined us.  We had a great day exploring the sensory garden and park as well as meeting the animals on the farm.  You can read our full review here Fairytale Farm.

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The following day we had a bit of time spare to squeeze in a quick visit to the Island Donkey Sanctuary.  Despite only living 10 minutes down the road we have never been!  I’m so glad we went along as the donkeys were lovely.  I couldn’t believe how many were there.  We will definitely be visiting again.  You can read more about it here Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

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Our Easter celebrations were spent at home with an Easter egg hunt around the house in the morning and following clues to find their chocolate bunnies. This is a tradition families up and down the country all take part in and one which I remember very fondly as a child myself.  The kids didn’t fall asleep until gone 10pm the night before as they were so excited!  After all the fun of the egg hunt we were joined by my parents for roast dinner.  Danny and I worked as a team to cook the lamb with roast potatoes and of course all the trimmings that go with it.  It was a feast fit for a king.

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On Easter Monday we were thrilled to be invited to visit Basing House and see their living history event with a civil war re-enactment in the grounds.  It was amazing!  We loved talking to the re-enactors about how people would have lived and even learned how to load a musket.  The civil war re-enactment was very exciting with lots of loud bangs from the muskets and mortar.  I will be adding a full review very soon – watch this space!

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The rest of our days were spent playing at the local park, dog walks in the woods climbing lots of trees, lunch at Great Nanny’s house (her world famous macaroni cheese of course!), playing in the garden and time at home drawing and being creative.  The kids made cards for all our closest family and friends.  You may also have read about our disastrous attempt at making simple cornflake cakes – lets just forget that ever happened…..

We spent our last day of the Easter holidays at National Trust site Greys Court enjoying the stunning bluebells in the woods.  They look incredible.  Such a beautiful bed of blue throughout the trees.  It was absolutely packed with so many families enjoying the grounds.

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And just like that it was all over.  We’ve been back at school and into routine for 3 days and boy do I miss having the freedom to go out and do what we like each day.  On the plus side though the kids have settled back into school well and are enjoying their new topics for this term.  Can’t say Mummy is quite so keen after helping out on the class nature walk this morning and freezing my wotsits off, but hey ho, the kids enjoyed it!

Roll on May half term for more fun and games!

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