Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sculptures and Rainbows at Lister Park

On Sunday morning the boys were bickering over anything and everything in that way only siblings can. We wrapped everyone up and headed out to Lister Park in Bradford hoping to clear everyones heads. The weather was a real mixed bag, wind, rain showers and sunshine which of course leads to rainbows. A bit of rain doesn't deter us, wellies went on and we started exploring.

Lister Park in Bradford is a green flag park just one mile from Bradford City centre. The park is also home to the stunning Cartwright Hall which houses Bradfords art gallery. We decided to give the gallery a miss this time as the boys really needed to be outside where they could be noisy and burn off some energy. I am really looking forward to visiting when the David Hockney Gallery opens in the summer.

We walked around the hall looking at the outdoor artwork and gorgeous flowerbeds. I thought the stag sculpture was lovely, particularly with the rainbow captured in the background.
Just to the side of Cartwright Hall is the Mughal Water Garden. The water garden is designed to reflect Bradfords rich culture. It is such a calm area and I imagine beautiful on a sunny day.

Lister park, stag sculpture, rainbow

Monday, 20 March 2017

Weekly Meal Plan #12

Happy Monday Meal Planners! I am looking forward to this weeks meals. Our freezer is rammed full at the moment so I am hoping to use up a good amount of the veg in there this week.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Home Education in February

Here we are over halfway through March and I hadn't even written about February and what we got upto. One day i'll get organised.

After January being a bit of a washout with rubbishy germs we started February feeling better and celebrated with a very wet walk around Pugneys lake to blow away Januarys germs. The boys had an amazing time splashing in every single puddle and making friends with a dog who was being walked. Sometimes I take for granted that can just be outside whenever we feel the need too. I think for the boys spending time in the fresh air is really important even just a run around in the back garden.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

My husband had a vasectomy

Recently my husband had a vasectomy. I have written in the past about Barney being our last baby. Due to me having three cesareans and having severe internal scarring it wouldn't be safe for me to carry another child. As well as that my last birth experience was pretty frightening and I don't think I could do it again. In fact just the idea of having any medical procedure makes me more than a little anxious.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Barneys First Birthday Wishlist

Barney turns one at the end of this month(sob) and I have been scouring the web for gift ideas. Today I am sharing his first birthday wishlist. Despite having two older brothers, there are so many lovely toys out there and I can't help but want to spoil him.

Firstly every birthday boy needs a special outfit. I love these  t shirts from Little Stitches Online and how cute is this monochrome crown from Fred Wears?!
First birthday t shirt and crown