My Crazy Kids

My Crazy Kids

Sunday 9 March 2014

Sunday Stroll

As I wasn't in work till late today and my wife had gone with her dad to Costco taking L-A with her, I decided that as it was such a lovely day I would take the boys for a walk along the canal and eventualy onto the park. 

We walked along the road and joined the canal at the top of our street just before the canals 'pap pap' bridge, "pap pap bridge, what's a pap pap bridge?" I hear you ask, well the bridge is called that because you can't see on coming traffic so you have to pap pap your car horn to let others know you are there lol.

Well as I was saying we turned onto the canal and the boys feed the ducks straight away, leaving no bread for further along our canal walk. 

We walked over the bridges and around to the pond where the boys stopped and watched the men fishing whilst I constantly worried about them falling in every time they got too close to the edge.

We then climbed the bank up to 'Cobb's Engine House' this is a grade II listed building dating back from 1831 and is properly known as Windmill End Pumping Station.

We then walked through the fields and over the Netherton Tunnel took the boys down the embankment so they could have a look down the tunnel which is 9,081ft long. 

We then left the canal area and made our way to the park and the play area. 

This was fun for us all, I was able to sit down and watch my boys play nicely on the swings and slides both by themselves and with other children playing there too.


I helped the boys to climb the climbing frame and helped JR swing along the monkey bars.



I also had a cheeky go on the swings too with TP sat on my lap because he couldn't get the hang of swinging his legs to make himself move.

On the way home (ssshhhh don't tell anyone but) the boys picked some flowers from the park to take back to their mum.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Friday 7 March 2014

World Book Day = New Bedtime Read

I try to read to my boys at bedtime whenever I don't have to work late.

We end up reading at least one book if not two at bedtime, unfortunately although my children have enough books to start their own library we end up reading through the same pile of books each week.

Well as it was World Book Day my wife brought the boys a new book, Marvel Super Heroes StoryBook Collection.


My boys are massive fans of Marvel Super Heroes, they have toys, figures, clothes and we even purchased recently a Ironman costume, so when my wife saw this book she just had to buy it.

 I must openly admit that I am partial to a bit of Marvel/DC comics and books. I'm kinda glad that growing up my kids like Spiderman, Thor, Hulk and Ironman as I did when I was growing up, err well still do lol. 

 Well back to the book, the boys chose 'The Uncanny X-Men' as their first read, this was a good choice. 

The boys knew of Wolverine and Cyclops from their toys so enjoyed reading about how the X-Men were formed. 

 Well that's our World Book Day over, hope all of you had a great time reading new or old favorites to your kids too.

Monday 3 March 2014

Fistral Beach, Newquay

As we had never bin to Cornwall as a family before, 
we were determined to cram as much as we could into our holiday.

The one place my wife was determined to take the kids to was Fistral Beach, 
she wanted to show them people surfing.

So on the return trip from our day out at Carnglaze Caverns, we took a little diversion to Fistral Beach.

As the weather was a bit gloomy looking we had packed the water proofs and the wellies in the car just in case it was naff.

We parked up, put the kids in their wellies and water proofs and made our way to the beach.

The boys could see surfers in the distance that mummy kept pointing out,
but they were far more interested in playing in the sand.

Even L-A just wanted to sit and play nicely in the sand, watching JR and TP enjoying themselves on the beach.

I enjoyed watched the kids have fun on the beach
 and I enjoyed watching mummy take the boys down to the sea.


The one thing that did catch my eye (apart from the amazing view)

Was the damage caused by the floods and bad weather from the previous couple of weeks.

You hear about it on the news but to see small cliff areas battered by rain and high winds is frightening to be honest.

We were thankfully very lucky on our holiday we had rain at night but hey ho we were sleeping so it didn't bother us.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall