During the holidays I was able to go on some local adventures with my daughter including a visit to Astley Hall. Spending time with my daughter out and about is such a precious thing to me especially when I’ve spent the last three years mainly unwell.
We drove to the park and took a bag with a blanket and some bits and pieces. It was really nice to just sit in the sunshine and relax whilst Sylvia wondered and attempted to climb the trees.
I think this was my first trip to a park in almost 6 months and we had a lovely time.
Astley Hall and Park is literally a 15 minute drive from our home and it is such a beautiful spot to go and visit. Sylvia was really excited and we even bought ice creams at the Astley Hall Cafe.
While we were at the park we attempted to make some cool photos. Spelling the word LOVE however when I got home I realised we had put the blocks together the wrong way around. It was something to laugh about.
Sylvia has lots of energy and has a really good run around. She was showing me her cartwheels and stunts. It was great to see.
We laid down on the blanket and chilled out. Sylvia was puffed out but then she was off again.
Sylvia and I took a mother and daughter Selfie which I really like.
We took a photo of Poo in the grass. Poo is Sylvia’s soft toy -a gift from her grandma.
Then Sylvia was off again. She climbed trees for ages and had a great time. John took some photos and I relaxed again in the Sunshine.
Sylvia and I had a lovely time. It’s the small moments and memories like this which are really special to me. I guess if people are in good health it is possible for them to take visits to the park and going out for granted. It’s not until your really unwell you realise what you have lost.
However the good news is with the adrenal pump i’m using life is improved and I am getting to do more and for that I am grateful. We had a lovely time at Astley hall and I really wanted to share my thoughts on being a mum with chronic illness who does not always get to go out with her child.
About Angela Milnes
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 instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
Rebecca | AAUBlog says
this looks like a lovely place Angela. So nice to be out in the park, especially if you haven’t for a while x
Yes. It has been lovely and was a great adventure.
Fashion and Style Police says
Good to see you guys had a fab time. Love that selfie x
Thanks Stella. It was a lovely day out.
Faye Lambert says
This is a lovely post Angela. Astley Hall looks amazing! I love visiting castles and stately homes. It’s one of our favourite things to do! Xx
Thanks Faye. It is nice visiting interesting and historical places.
The London Mum says
She looks so happy to be outside exploring. I love her dress and how typical you got the letters wrong on the love picture- that’s hilarious! Probably better than if it came out right! lol. x
Ha ha! Yes i think it was quite funny and maybe makes the story more interesting.
Charlotte Braithwaite says
I love finding local hidden treasures – It still blows my mind that we can take our kids places and not have to spend a small fortune and they can have some of the best times of their life.
So glad you managed to get out of the house & it looks like you had a lovely day and your daughter is beautiful, love her dress too 🙂
Thanks Charlotte. There is a lot you can do at very little cost. We just had to pay for the ice cream and that was all!
Cass Bailey says
Aw I love days like this with my two – the only thing is that I come home with about a million photos on my camera ot sort through 😉
lol that sounds like me too.
This Mama Life says
Ooh it looks lovely here, and looks like you got a great day for it! Absolutely loving her dress and poo toy as well – cracked me up 🙂 x
Glad you liked the post and it made you laugh 🙂
Emma @sophieellaandme says
Lovely photos! It looks like you had a great time! You must be fairly local to us as we live not far from here and we visited quite recently actually! 🙂 x
Kerry Norris says
Great news that the new adrenal pump is allowing you to do more. Love the dress Sylvia has on x
Janine Dolan says
Lovely photos. Looks like you had a great day out in the gardens
Thanks Janine. It was a lovely day out.