Days 146-152 of Project 365

Project 365

146. Manipulation (We took The Boy over to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay as we'd recently bought a yearly pass, there's so much to explore there and he loves it. Transferring the cargo from the quayside to the ship proved quite tricky, but he managed it!)

147. Pondlife (It was Nana's birthday today and so we took her over to Dyffryn Gardens as she hasn't been there in a decade or two. I surprised her by meeting my sister there with my niece and nephew, and the three children had great fun racing around the grounds, much to mum's delight. The ponds have wonderful examples of pond-skaters, water boatmen and newts there so we got to cross off another of our 50 Things!)

148. Splosh! (A tiresome day today with many things which needed doing before packing to come away on holiday, a tired little boy and a crotchety mummy. By the time Mr. TBaM came in, I handed The Boy over to him for half an hour's splashing fun/peace and quiet.)

149. Fountains (On the way down to Bridport on holiday, we called into Montacute House, a National Trust place in Dorset. Beautiful venue and stately grounds were in abundance, unfortunately there wasn't a huge amount there for children, despite the advertised adventure playground. It gave us a chance to stretch our legs though.)

150. Engine Driver (We returned to Pecorama, a place we'd first been two years ago, to explore the gardens, play areas and most importantly the miniature steam railway. The Boy was very intrigued with how it all worked.)

151. Snappy Dresser! (A morning walk down to West Bay beach at 10am and a straw hat was already a necessity with the blazing sunlight, long may it continue. Maybe The Boy is actually surveying the cliffs at Broadchurch?)

152. From Where We Stand (Or should that be sit? A rare photo of the three of us, even if it is only my feet. No trip to Dorset is complete without a few hours on the imported sandy beach at Lyme Regis! We built sandcastles and ate fish and chips on the beach, followed by an ice-cream on the promenade. The perfect end to our holiday.)

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  1. says

    Love the photos, I saw a couple through the week and was rather jealous of your wonderful holiday. I thought the railway was in Wales and was excited – thought we could stop in when we come West in the summer but no its in flippin Dorset – tsk! The boy really suits hats doesn't he.

  2. says

    Beautiful pictures as always, he seems to be looking more grown up this week… Love the fountains and snappy dresser picture

  3. says

    awwww such a wonderful collection of boy shots this week. hard to pic a favourite but it has to be either thursdays or fridays – really lovely. and what a great splash capture – must have been very deep. was that in your garden?
    (hello toes – long time no see)

  4. says

    We have an annual pass for Techiquest too and love it there. The photo of The Boy splashing in the puddle is fantastic. perfect timing. I love the last one of you all at the beach.

  5. says

    I love the Boy's straw hat, in fact I bought it for Bud on Wednesday as he brought it to me in Boots and said 'mummy, you must buy this for me'. It looked so sweet on him I couldn't refuse.
    I love the family shot, even if it is just your feet!

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