Posted by Thursday, 31 August 2017

OUR MONTH IN AUGUST - ME AND MINE AND OUR ADVENTURES


This month has flown by, and I can't believe the summer holidays are over yet again. I promised myself and the girls that we would do so much more these holidays than last holidays as Freddie was newborn last year, so I was unable to do a lot with them. I have been making sure we have some good family days out during this month as it's the last month before they return back to school. My partner has been working most Saturdays which has been pretty hard to cope with as it just feels like such a huge change and I'm not good with changes. It also means that we miss a day of family day together and I get less time to work myself too. But looking back through this month I think we have done pretty well with family days out.

At the beginning of the month, we went to Liverpool for the day. The original plan was to stay in Liverpool overnight just my partner and I but plans changed. I've been going to Liverpool at least once or twice a year for the past 4-5 years now, and so I really wanted to go this year. Knowing we weren't going to go over my birthday made me a little sad and so organising a last minute plan to go there for the day with the kids was lovely. Unexpected plans really are the best. We had such a beautiful day and were so lucky with the weather. We went there on a budget and didn't spend much either. The forecast said it was going to rain after lunch, but the sun was out until we were ready to leave - which was perfect timing. The kids enjoyed themselves, and I've already planned to retake them in a few months time. My partner and I are planning to go there overnight to do our Christmas shopping in a couple of months.


One of many reasons I love to blog is the opportunities we get to have with them. We got to visit two places this month due to blogging. We went to Broughton's shopping centre as they were having activities and fun days for kids every Wednesday throughout the summer. We went one Wednesday, and the girls had such a laugh, well Elliw did. Mia didn't join as she was too shy, but she was still laughing and smiling away in the background watching. Another opportunity we had was to visit Oakwood Theme Park for the day. It's on the other side of the country to us, and so the drive was around 3.5 hours. We didn't mind it as we have actually done the drive down to South Wales a few times and kids have always been good on the journey down and back home. We had a lovely day there and decided to stay over in a hotel in Aberystwyth that evening. We ended up having another lovely day on Sunday too.





The last weekend of this month we decided to go out for the day with the new car we are reviewing. We hadn't taken it out for a long drive properly. We originally planned to go to Anglesey to buy some meat and do a food shop, but Freddie had just gone to sleep. So it was the perfect excuse to have a long journey and drive around. After driving for a while longer, Elliw wanted a toilet, and so we stopped somewhere, and it was a place we decided to go out for a walk. I've always driven past the place but never thought it was a family-friendly kind of place before but after getting to the car park and seeing so many families, we thought we'd see what it was all about. The day was absolutely lovely, it was a shame that Mia was in her Dad's as she would have loved it. It was a beautiful walk along the coast of Anglesey, and through the woods, we got lost a couple of times, but it was such a lovely day.

We've also been testing out the Cosatto Supa Pushchair for the whole month, and in all honesty, it's been amazing. It's been on every adventure and Freddie is sat so comfortably in the chair. You can read my review here. It's the perfect pushchair with plenty of storage behind the seat and in the basket. We've pushed it on bumpy grounds, grass and more and it's been great.













Last but not least... our monthly family photo...




This post is linked up with: Me & Mine ProjectMy Family Adventuresa blogging good timeKCACOLS

* We were sent the Cosatto for an honest review. Although every image, words, and opinions are our own. We were not paid to write this post.

24 comments:

  1. you have such a beautiful family. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about your get away. the girls seemed to have enjoyed themselves.

    luciana, commenting on behalf of AJD

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  2. Looks like you and your family had a great time. I love Liverpool such a fab place :)x

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  3. What a beautiful family you have and I am so pleased to hear that blogging brings you wonderful opportunities. I like the sound of the Oakwood theme park x

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  4. The theme park must have bee great fun. Loving all the family photos they look great. The pushchair sounds really good.

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  5. Sounds like you guys did quite a lot in August, it's good that you still managed a day out in Liverpool, I headed there for the first time earlier this year and loved it x

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  6. This is a perfect family photo. Quite a awesome feeling to travel with little ones.

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  7. Your photos are gorgeous. What a great month and it is fab getting opportunities through blogging. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉 pop by #PointShoot 📸 if you have time. It's fo photo posts and is open Tuesdays 💙

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  8. Wow sounds like you all did so much in August, love your pictures x

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  9. You did so much last month! Such gorgeous photos of you and your family

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  10. What a beautiful family you have. It looks like you had a great month last month and really packed lots of fun stuff in! :)

    Louise x

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  11. What an amazing adventure your family had! Your August was sure filled with lots of excitement. Thank you for sharing them. Very inspiring. :)

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  12. Sounds like you had tons of fun. It's great that you are spending much time with your family and doing blogging as well, it's like two bird with one stone. Liverpool sounds like an awesome place to go to.

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  13. What a gorgeous family you have! And those photos are super cute too. Nice to see you go out and about all together

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  14. Lovely family photos :) What wonderful August adventures you've had!

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  15. Aw it sounds like you've had some fab adventures in the holidays! Your family photos are gorgeous :) I always love a day out in Liverpool, it's such a lovely city isn't it!?

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  16. Sounds like a busy August! We like the look of Oakwood Theme Park and would like to visit one day! Enjoy your September adventures x

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  17. are the girls wearing matching jumpers in the second photo? :) sounds and looks like you've had nice trips in august

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  18. You guys have had a very busy August! I visited Liverpool for the first time recently and loved it.

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  19. You have such a beautiful family. I am happy for you that blogging has given you so many amazing opportunities to share with your family!

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  20. Such a lovely looking moth with lots of lovely outdoor family activities at the core. I'm very envious of your family photos, I can't get mine to oblige anymore. Popping by from #KCACOLS

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  21. Stunning photos! Oakwood Theme Park looks amazing! Sounds like you had a fantastic month! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back next time!

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  22. Sounds like a very busy August visiting lots of fun places! Love the photos too :) #kcacols

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  23. What a great month - and some fab photos! #kcacols

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  24. Wow sounds like you had a great end to summer and look at those amazing adventures too. Such beautiful photos hun making me miss my own summer adventures it's well truly autumn now. Happy September. #meandmineproject

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