Country Kids: Three Boys, A Hoop & Copious Amounts Of Rain

I detest this time of year; from the second week in January until the third week of February, the post-Christmas blues hit me and Spring seems such a very long time away. It was alleviated somewhat by our snow days, but this past fortnight has been foul. I needed a break and so we booked into a Premier Inn in Weston-Super-Mare and headed directly across the channel. (Or rather around it, due to a lack of ferry or barrage.)

As we were in the area, I checked with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps if she and her gorgeous family were free; they were and we spent the day with them in their gorgeous, palatial, new house. Both Jenny and I were hopeful we could go to the beach or one of the beautiful parks in the area, but the torrential rain put pay to that. We did however spend a fun half an hour in the garden with the boys and an old hula-hoop, and really tested the theory that there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!


Giddy up, horsey!

A friendly game of tug of war!

Running through a rolling hoop!


Jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

We had a brilliant time with Jenny and her lovely family, the boys played beautifully together and it was so great to see The Boy enjoying the company of his friends. I've also got a new vegetable recipe to try out with alongside my Jenny Craig meals, and need to try and convince Mr. TBaM that we don't really need an XBox Kinect (while I actually want one myself!).

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  1. says

    What a shame for you both that it poured all day. It did exactly the same here and my boys put the same theory to the test campfire lighting in the ravine in the pouring rain, they came in ringing wet and stinking of firelighters but happy enough. Lovely to see your 3 together and enjoying half an hour outdoors regardless of the rain, they really don't mind, it would have just been so nice for you grown ups if you had been able to enjoy some dry outdoor time too. Typically we now have brilliant blue sky today! Thank you for braving the wet to capture these gorgeous action photos to share.

  2. says

    Great photos, they look like they enjoyed each other's company so much. It's amazing what fun boys can make with the smallest of things. A real shame it rained, we had a miserable day here too.

  3. says

    Oh I did see you were meeting up with Jenny but didn't realise you were coming up so close this way. Glad you all had a great time. I still haven't got one of those all in one wet suits and need too.

    Fabulous photos.

    Visiting via Countrykids.

  4. jenny paulin says

    brilliant photos!! wish mine had come out better but i can use a few! (thanks for all of yours)
    it was such a great day and we still managed our 20 minutes of fresh air – go us!!

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