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Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

We’ve been blogging since January 2010, about everyday happenings that bring us joy.

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days out in Somerset

Dunster Castle


Many moons ago, before children, we visited Dunster Castle. A National Trust property in Somerset. Just as a couple. The day we visited, they happened to have a visiting group of morris men. Among the group was a person wearing a horse mask. The jaws of which could slam shut making a loud noise.

Needless to say, the person decided to creep up behind me and clap those jaws together. I jumped. As you would. For some reason, my husband thinks this is funny. Every time Dunster Castle is mentioned, he brings up the story.

We have been married 18 years. He needs a new story. Continue reading

Messing around on the river

on the riverWe make a summer bucket list each year. Not everything is ticked off before we find ourselves clambering around for sports bags and school shoes which I swore I had stowed in a sensible place this time. Some items on the list are old favourites. Flying kites and crazy golf are always there. Without fail.

This year, I think we have found another favourite. Messing around on the river.

on the boatIn all fairness, we did hire a rowing boat last year, up in the Lake District, so maybe the tradition started last year.

This year, we hired a boat to go along the Kennet and Avon canal. Continue reading

One big dandelion

goats beard seed headA couple of weekends ago, we headed out for a walk at Ham Wall. It’s a RSPB nature reserve which is an old family favourite. I forgot my camera, so the photos are all taken with my phone.

They’ve added a much needed bigger car park and a new hide. The children could not wait to try out the new vantage point. Being on stilts, it looks out over an area that was more difficult for the shorter members of the family to see. Must have felt like a whole new area to them.

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