This time last week – #CountryKids

This time last week we had only just arrived back from our two week holiday in Florida, it was wet and cold and all we could do was dream about the fantastic holiday we had, had! I hope to share lots from our trip, once we get over the small thing called Christmas! but in the mean time here are a few of our pictures, two weeks spent outdoors without coats!

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florida2We made so many family memories while we were away, from exploring our Caribbean island, swinging in hammocks. Meeting the wildlife, one very brave squirrel in Magic Kingdom. The newly named Popcorn Pecker birds, the boys craze for selfies everywhere, rides and staying up past midnight. Then there was food with ice creams, dole whips, mickey pretzels, puddings all washed down with chocolate milk.

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florida4Holidays are a great time for us to reconnect as a family, and spend time just having fun. I hope we will be able to go back one day and had better start saving now!

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Summer Cycle Ride

It has been the perfect weather for a summer cycle ride, and something we love to do as a family. While the weather was still good we thought we would go out and try out my new cycle helmet. Yes I realised its time I followed the rest of the family and wore one. The boy chose the inland cycle route, which is a great track out towards the nearby town of Barnham. The place we catch our trains to London! It’s a great route and one I like as it has no traffic.

summer cycle ride

The track was busy, with dog walkers, and other cyclists, and we soon arrived at the other end, where I knew there was a new play park area. The boy and Dad enjoyed playing a game of football, and basketball. The boy enjoyed playing and climbing in the new playground and I enjoyed the sunshine and quiet.

outdoor fun summer bike ride

I was trying to get the fit right on my new bike helmet. TMart.co.uk are a great website for all sorts of outdoor gear, and the Adult Cycle Helmet I was sent to review was perfect. The only problem was my head was too small. I am aware that it is important to have a well-fitting helmet, so after a couple of attempts, I decided the helmet is better fitted to Dad! I think the yellow colour rather suits him, and he found it a very easy helmet to adjust and wear.

summer cycle ride tmart

While I now use the more subdued grey helmet, I am very impressed with the range of TMart helmets that they offer on their website. The price for this yellow cycle helmet was less than £17 which is a competitive price, and with all the safety certificates. The helmet was easily adjustable and very lightweight. The delivery was well packed and speedy, so great service all round.

summer bike ride

 

The cycle ride home was beautiful as we watched the diggers finishing off the new road, and there were hundred’s of butterfly’s in the hedgerow. I kept having to stop to take photos, but the boy was gone. He loves the freedom of this cycle path, and we think they should build a few more. Cycling in one of the activities that will join our Summer Holiday activities list, and I think the boy would rate it in his top five things to do!

park fun

Disclaimer I was sent the cycle helmet in return for an honest review.

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall