Life is now easing into a new normal. I am back at work and the kids are enjoying school for a few weeks until the 6 week holidays start. Our usual routine has commenced, just for a short while. The car is fixed and we are able to have a few Sunday adventures once again. Find out what we got up to in the July 2020 round up.
Searching for a Windmill 05/07/2020
One of the items I wanted to see on my not-so-extravagant bucket list, is a windmill. It’s just one of those things I’d like to see in person. So, I loaded up my OS maps and found one. Only an hour away from the west midlands, is Chesterton Windmill. Standing over the village of Chesterton, the windmill still has it’s working parts and is accessible from the roadside. The kids wander around drinking it all in, while many people were using the windmill for a nice photo opportunity. It is very picturesque and I’m glad I got to see one in all it’s glory.
Not so Wild night out. 11/07/2020
Tonight was the event that is Wild Night Out. We had planned to put the camping stuff in the car and sleep where we fell. Unfortunately the trailer hadn’t been secured properly and our wild camping stuff got wet.
Instead we opted for a sunset walk in our favourite place, The Roaches. You can’t beat a walk here, in any weather. The views over Tittesworth reservoir and beyond are worth the drive up for. Sadly, the drive is hilly and proved that the car is still in a bit of trouble.
The school holidays have started and I am determined to spend some more time out and about with the kids. Preferably free places, and educational too. First up is the Cosford RAF museum. As my brother lives round the corner, we walked to save on parking charges and had a completely free day out. The Airplanes, helicopters and tanks are such a big hit with the kids, over and over again. They also have new features such as a VR experience and a 4D experience that we will definitely be back to visit once the COVID situation calms down.
Lickey Hills 23/07/2020
Birmingham is a city, known for it’s busy epicentre and urban streets. But there are some green spaces available to walk through. You can read the full review here. We had a lovely day, but unfortunately because of the COVID situation, the toilets weren’t open. We had to cut our day short and head back home, because unfortunately, I am unable to hold my bladder after 3 children!
Checking out the Costwolds 26/07/2020
We have a camping trip in the Cotswolds at the end of August, so we decided to head down for the day to see what the drive is like and check it out. We went to the highest point in the Cotswolds, Cleeve Hill. Set on a golf course of all places, we found the trail easy to follow and a little bit different to what we normally see. Over looking Cheltenham Racecourse, the views stretch for miles and opened up a new part of the country for us.
Birthday Celebrations 29/07/2020
An 11th birthday brought celebrations for our eldest child. Sadly our plans weren’t able to go through because of COVID (how many times are we going to use this excuse!) He had 2 select friends round to play and then we headed to my aunties caravan in Welshpool for the weekend.
The end of July felt an escape from the months we have just been through. A getaway from reality, spending quality time as a family.
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