The Gruffalo Trail Chorley
his week we went to visit the Gruffalo Trail at Astley Park in Chorley. I was feeling well enough to go out and so we decided to go somewhere local as a family and make the most of the sunshine.
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Astley Park Gruffalo Trail
The Gruffalo is a favourite book of mine and Sylvia’s and so it was great to visit the walled Garden, to look at the plants and flowers and search for characters from the Gruffalo story.
The gardens at Astley hall are free entry to the public and really quite beautiful. There are lots of different vegetable patches, trees and flowers growing and we had fun looking around and enjoying the area.
Sylvia had lots of fun looking for the snake, the owl and fox.
I gave her my cell phone and she ran around the gardens looking for the characters and taking photos.
Being unwell over the last three years I have not been on many outings with my family. Generally John and Sylvia go and I stay home but today I was well enough to enjoy my time.
It was great to take photos of Sylvia myself and be behind the camera for once. I really enjoyed it.
I’ve been using an adrenal pump for 4 weeks now and although I will always be unwell to some extent, I could not believe we got to go out and have such fun together.
I have had an improvement with nausea and dizzyness and little pain. I am still tired and cant walk too far but I managed really well with lots of rests on the benches.
it’s so fantastic going places with your child and seeing them have fun. I’m so used to staying behind and writing about it from the bed. This was a special adventure.
We found a wonderful big gruffalo at the end of the adventure. Sylvia gave the twig creature a big hug.
For our adventure out Sylvia wore a love heart patterned dress from the George collection at Asda
I really do love this dress. It is really pretty and colourful all at once.
We are experimenting at the moment with clothing and Sylvia style blog posts and I’m working out the direction to take them. Today I thought it would be great to combine a style post with an adventure.
This dress has netting underneath to help the dress puff out and when the wind blew it really did puff out and Sylvia loved it.
I really do love dresses and so does Sylvia and at the moment, it really excites me. I never felt this way about clothes before, but I love to dress my daughter in pretty and stylish clothes and love to see photos whether they are taken by me or my husband.
It can be really fun. I think I’m beginning to discover a hidden passion. I guess when your so unwell you can barely think and plan you kind of have a clouded brain and it’s hard to know what you like or feel passionate about much.
But I’m feeling passion. I’m enjoying little moments again. I still have a long way to go and my future is about managing this condition rather than getting rid of it.
I have to save up for my own adrenal pump and eventually we will have more “normal” moments like this.
It’s just so exciting. I hope we can go out again in a few days when I’ve rested enough. This is super cool. I love Sylvia’s dress for this post and the day was great.
It was a lovely day and I’m pleased I could share this with all my readers.
I’m happy to be back blogging after a 10 day break and excited to make some great content during the holidays.
The Gruffalo trail was fun and something I’d recommend.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!