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The Gruffalo Trail Chorley

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Visiting The Gruffalo Trail In Astley Hall

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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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.

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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.

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Sylvia had lots of fun looking for the snake, the owl and fox.

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I gave her my cell phone and she ran around the gardens looking for the characters and taking photos.

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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.

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It was great to take photos of Sylvia myself and be behind the camera for once. I really enjoyed it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We found a wonderful big gruffalo at the end of the adventure. Sylvia gave the twig creature a big hug.

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For our adventure out Sylvia wore a love heart patterned dress from the George collection at Asda

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I really do love this dress. It is really pretty and colourful all at once.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have to save up for my own adrenal pump and eventually we will have more “normal” moments like this.

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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.

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It was a lovely day and I’m pleased I could share this with all my readers.

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I’m happy to be back blogging after a 10 day break and excited to make some great content during the holidays.

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The Gruffalo trail was fun and something I’d recommend.

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Visiting The Gruffalo Trail In Astley Hall

59 Comments

  1. I’m so glad you was able to go out and that you’re somewhat improving. I’m sure you really cherished this day. Such a lovely dress Sylvia is wearing – love her shoes xo

  2. I am so pleased that the adrenal pump has been helping you and that it even gave you the chance to photograph Sylvia having fun. Its lovely that even though you are still suffering it is already improving your quality of life. I am glad that it is giving you passion again, besides you might not realize it but you and Sylvia both have a real eye for style. There is not one outfit you have dressed in her in that hasn’t been breathtaking. I hope we can meet at some point in London when you are feeling a little better xx

  3. It’s the little moments like these that make life special… <3 That dress is so cute and looks like Sylvia enjoyed her wee jaunt!

  4. It still amazes me at how big the gruffalo has become, I remember when the first book came out! Hoping to visit Astley Hall myself soon, my boyfriend lives pretty close so it would make a great day out!

  5. There’s something about The Gruffalo that captures every child’s imagination isn’t there? I’ve seen a few people blog about Gruffalo trails I think I need to see if there is one near me. It looks like you had a wonderful day out πŸ™‚

  6. Looks like a really lovely time!! she looked so pretty in her nice dress. She also looked like she was having fun taking all those picture which are awesome!!

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