Project 365 2017 Week 16 Day 106 – 112
Sunday 16th April – Day 106
Easter Sunday and time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny had been as generous as ever, and Monkey loved his little adventure.
We then headed to Worcestershire and Croome Court, a National Trust property I’ve wanted to visit for ages. It didn’t disappoint and has something for everyone. We had a quick pit stop at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway to look at some trains before heading into Cheltenham for dinner to end off a perfect day.
Monday 17th April – Day 107
Easter Monday and we headed down towards Henley to spend the day at Stonor Park. We had another great day. The house and gardens weren’t open until 1pm, so we headed to the adventure playground. Den building and pretend campfire building fun was had. We then spent some time deer spotting before having lunch and exploring the house and gardens.
Tuesday 18th April – Day 108
Daddy P was back to work and Monkey and I were shattered after a busy weekend. He caught up with some Lego building, whilst I tackled the washing mountain. Looking at him, I just marvel at his long legs, I swear he’s grown another inch in the last few weeks.
Wednesday 19th April – Day 109
We had a change of plans as my ex MIL isn’t well. I didn’t want to stray too far from home as we’ve got a busy few days ahead. The sun was out and it seemed a shame not to enjoy it. I consulted out National Trust book and soon realised that Canons Ashby is only half an hour away from us.
I’ve lived in North Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire for over 30 years and had never visited before. The house wasn’t open until 1pm, so we explored the gardens and parkland first. We even got to meet some unusual residents along the way. They have a great kids trail in the house, that Monkey really enjoyed. Canons Ashby is a little gem that we’ll return to again I’m sure.
Thursday 20th April – Day 110
Monkey and I headed off up to Derbyshire to spend a few days with my best friend. After lunch we visited an old favourite, Calke Abbey and enjoyed a walk around the estate.
Friday 21st April – Day 111
The weather was better than expected and to give me a day off from driving we decided to tackle a local walk which took in Melbourne and Breedon. There were some lovely views along the way, and 6 ½ miles later, we all deserved a good lunch.
Saturday 22nd April – Day 112
I decided to head home earlier than planned this morning. I’ve been struggling with not feeling too great and was worried about being stuck on the motorway for any length of time. We made it home ok, and Monkey wanted to chill out with some TV as he hasn’t watched any of his programmes for a few days. I’m just hoping my stomach sorts itself out so we can go to my eldest niece’s 21st birthday party tonight.