Perfect Start To Autumn

Perfect Start To Autumn

At this time of year you are never sure how many opportunities you are going to get to go outside and not come back frozen and looking like a drowned rat, so last weekend’s mild weather was a real surprise. Not ones to miss a chance to be outside, we threw our coats on, packed up the buggy and set off for an adventure. “We are going on a bear hunt….”  Well, at least that was how we sold it to H.  Our adventures always revolve around where we can stop for a brew, so we pretty much knew where we were heading and there certainly wouldn’t be any bears!

Thankfully we live within walking distance of an absolute gem of a place.  All under one roof you have a well stocked deli counter, a butcher, fresh veg, a shop and of course a café.

Autumn, Hawarden Farm Shop, Toddler, OutdoorsWhen we arrived we said hello to the amimals (Peppa, George, and Mummy Pig), and headed to the fort so H could run off some steam.  H is a typical little boy. Covered in bruises from throwing himself to the ground (why do boys do this??), gets dirty in the blink of an eye, and doesn’t see the danger in anything. Within two minutes of getting there he had underestimated the depth of a puddle, tripped and ended up covered in mud. By luck –  rather than good planning – I had a spare pair of jeans to change him in to.

Hawarden Farm Shop

Hawarden Farm Shop, Hot Chocolate, Autumn

We headed inside for a hot drink and H got to try his very first hot chocolate. Needless to say that it was a winner. After devouring a couple of bacon butties we headed back outside for a few more games of hide and seek in the fort.

Hawarden Farm Shop

H hasn’t quite grasped the concept of hide and seek. He cheats when he covers his eyes, his counting is a bit random (he is only 2), and jumps out with a big smile shouting “here I am”, when it is his turn to hide. He loves it and it’s an absolute delight playing it with him.

Hawarden Farm Shop

Hawarden Farm Shop

A few games later, and after saying our goodbyes to the farm yard animals, we headed off for home. Hubby and I smiling at each other saying how lucky we were, and one of us fast asleep in the buggy.

For me this is what life is about.


Harry’s Honest Mummy x



  1. November 7, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    Magical, warm and cute!

  2. November 8, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    What a perfect day out, minus the fall in the mud may be! Just as well you are a Mummy who goes out prepared! Hot chocolate is always a winner with children and a lovely reward for outdoor play in winter. The photos of him playing hide and seek are adorable, I think all of mine cheated at this age in just the same way! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  3. November 9, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Ooh, where do you live? I’m guessing north west England? Looks like a fab place!

    • November 9, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      You guessed right! Can’t believe how you got that from my photos 😊 thanks for reading x

      • November 9, 2015 / 7:26 pm

        Ah, wasn’t photos; it was that you said brew! I’m from Cheshire, though live in north east England now. It’s nice to read things from home!

        • November 9, 2015 / 7:28 pm

          Haha wow, gave myself away. Stones throw from Cheshire. Literally. Xx

  4. November 12, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    What a lovely post, and a very cute photo of H enjoying his hot chocolate!

    • November 12, 2015 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you. He definitely has a taste for it now! 🙂

  5. Katy (What Katy Said)
    November 13, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Ah this is lovely. I love how toddlers play hide and seek, so innocent and cute. Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

  6. chloelifeunexpected
    November 14, 2015 / 11:27 am

    Awww he is the cutest!!! We’ve started to play hide and seek where we hide about the house, only our daughter stands in a doorway with her hands over her eyes. It really is sweet isn’t it. Ohh i could definitely drink a hot chocolate right now. This is such a sweet post, it sounds like you had a really great day minus the fall in the mud!!! Thank you so much for sharing this on #whatevertheweather x

  7. November 14, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    A lovely post and a fantastic place to play and have a warming hot chocolate! My 4 year old still doesn’t get hide and seek, he stays hidden now, but still shouts ‘I’m over here!’ When you are dramatically searching for him. So funny!
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 XxX

  8. November 15, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Ah a lovely post, my youngest used to throw herself to the ground too ha! Bless him with his hot chocolate xx

  9. November 15, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Sounds like it was a fun day out even with the falling over in the mud. Love the hide and seek photos and the photos of H enjoying his hot chocolate 🙂

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