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A strange week

Park life

It's been a strange sort of week, our car has been kaput, a non-starter, sitting outside our home like a big rock you cannot budge and with so much planned, viewing houses, dentist appointment,  shopping for food, going to the accountant/bank/financial advisor, making all of these harder. It's not that we don't use public transport, because we do and I love the idea of not having a car, but this was not the week for things to go wrong, on top of that my camera has been a bit flakey (now fixed) but we have spent a lot of time exploring our local area with lots of walks in the park, bike rides, collecting leaves for autumn art and kicking the ball in our local field.

ralph Lauren rugby shirt

Autumn art
Making some Autumn inspired art

We took the train into the city to have fun in Bute Park, which now has a lovely natural playground with various wooden beans to balance on. The great thing about this park is we always discover something new and enjoy our favourite places as well, such as the little natural tree den below.

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Having fun exploring Bute Park

One of the house views was near Llandaff North, an area I know quite well although John does not so it was nice to have him along with us as we got to explore the local parks as a family. We also came across a lovely homely coffee shop called Lew's, it's a little eclectic but a great community hub and served lovely coffee so if your in the area try it out.

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Some great cappuccinos at Lews 
Father and son
Having fun in Hailey Park

We have joined in with Country Kids - a great linky for people who love spending time outdoors with their kids, so why not join in

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Aw man, I hope you get your car sorted soon so you can get back on top of it all. Nothing beats getting out to the park and forgetting it all for a while. x

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  4. Gorgeous photos as usual, I love the one's with Father and Son! I hope you are soon on the road again and back to your busy selves. Thanks for linking up and sharing your great outdoor adventures with Country Kids.

  5. I offtens visit your blog because of your baby.
    He is so cute as well as intelligent.
    Waiting for new photos.

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  7. I love this post, such cute photos. Love the first one. Great!!



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