A mum and a wife and sometimes just me

Thursday 30 May 2013

While you were sleeping...

The wee man does not tend to sleep for long while we are out and about. He likes his own bed it seems to have a proper afternoon nap. Still it's nice when we go out for the day to have the option of a quiet walk to get him to sleep for at least a half hour. To be honest we all need the break! Our day at Finlaystone Country Estate was complete with a walk through the formal gardens for mummy and the nonni. It was sensory overload, with the sights and smells of the blossoms. It was in points wild and at points more formal. You could sit and enjoy a lovely view over the Firth of Clyde or relax in the "smelly" garden with the beautiful fragrance of mint. I might just have felt a little guilty at the end that the wee man missed it while he was sleeping.

Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Monday 27 May 2013

Finlaystone Country Estate

On Saturday the sun shone for us rather gloriously! We packed our picnic and off we went. Another newbie for us as I decided to check out Finlaystone Country Estate. At 4 pounds a head and 3 pounds for children over 3 I can advise that it really is worth every penny! An adventure playground spread throughout the woods with lots to discover. We found a train, a ship, a truck, a tram, slides, teepees and climbing frames.  We played at pirates, hunted for bears, played with sticks and found lots of pine cones. It was busy but there was space for everyone. We found a lovely spot in the sunshine for our picnic and when the wee man slept we went for a wonderful,colourful, sensory walk around the more formal gardens (more on that to come!). He woke ready for some ice cream and then did it all again!

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