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Calm before the storm

The last week before Christmas is always a bit of a hyper one for my eldest, the excitement simply becomes too much so we have been filling our days with activities and lots of fresh air. I have been taking my camera out a little less this week as baby carrying with a heavy camera slows us down but I have one or two little captures from our time.

We have made it to the coast twice in the past week - once to the Pier in Penarth where we spent time looking for shells on the beach, digging in the sand and running along the pier before stopping for a snack. The second was a small part of the coastline near Barry which is perfect for fossil hunting and we have on a few occasions found some ammonite type fossils in rock. We also enjoyed a wonderful little forest walk with friends, splashing in a stream and making pinecone bird feeders and some scootering time of course.


How have you been fulling your days in the run up to Christmas?

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. I didn't know you could find fossils in Barry. I live in Porthcawl and love walking along the beach there. Great idea taking your boys out to tire out the oldest. The weather has been warm but raining though, so I hope you haven't got wet.

  2. It's great that even with the exciting but ever busier time of year quickly approaching you're still finding enough time to make it out into the fresh air regularly. Beach trips in the winter used to be my lots favourite as there's so much space and so few people there to interrupt you. The woods look beautiful with so many of the leaves still on the ground. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids this week and supporting me throughout the year. Merry Christmas.

  3. I can't believe its almost christmas, where has the time gone x


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