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Family moments – A Beer to Branscombe walk

Family moments – A Beer to Branscombe walk

As a family, we love to get out and about exercising the boys and dog. We’ve had our share of theme parks and local attractions, finally admitting that there’s actually nothing nicer than a country walk and time to chat. It keeps all parties happy and saves a packet too.

The Ordinary Moments by Mum in a nutshell

With that in mind, and an extra hound to walk this weekend, we kept local  deciding on a back route from Beer to Branscombe walk. So with camera hung round my neck, Baby R in the sling and Tween inseparable from his favourite rugby ball we set off.

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It’s moments like these that I can see just how similar Hubby and Tween are, realising only after I was looking through these photos, that Hubby and Tween were sporting the same pose, stride and hoodies wrapped around their waists. Like father, like son so the saying goes.

Without the wi-fi and Xbox to complete with, Tween and I revert back to our little chit chats. topic of conversation were Batman, where he’s going to live when he grows up and how many dogs he’s going to own. He definitely follows in my verbal footsteps rather than Hubby’s!

stopping for a game of rugby on a family walk by mum in a nutshell


I finally got round to buying a ball pump so Tween could inflate the rugby ball he got for Christmas so, like all new toys he gets, the ball has come everywhere with us the weekend. I’m pretty impressed he’s persevered for 4 months with a flat one. I love this photo as it captures the simplest of childhood moments, throwing a ball as high as you can.

A family country walk by Mum in a nutshell

As the wind picked up Hubby got into his protective alpha male mode wrapping his jacket around Baby R  and pulling their hoods up. These two often take off on long dog walks at the weekend leaving me home to get on with writing my blog  doing the housework. I never set out to take on the real little housewife thing but with three boys in the house and a dog, there’s a never-ending list of chores to keep up with and it’s easier without Baby R clinging off the hoover.

Before we knew it we were back home with tired children, calm dogs and aching feet, where everyone resumed their positions at the TV, Xbox or laptop. It was so nice to be screen free, if only for a few hours.

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  1. 6th April 2015 / 8:01 am

    Looks like you had a lovely walk and was lucky with the weatther!

    • 6th April 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Even better weather today but probably too hot for a long walk

  2. 6th April 2015 / 9:42 am

    Wonderful photos ! Looks like a great day out 😉 #sharethejoy

    • 6th April 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Nothing beats a long walk, our first proper one since before I was pregnant. Really missed this

  3. 6th April 2015 / 10:37 am

    This is my idea of a perfect weekend walk! Great to get the teens away from screens and enjoying some good old fashioned outdoor fun time. I hope you’ll join me for Country Kids. Popping by from #MagicMoments

  4. 6th April 2015 / 12:59 pm

    It so nice to get outside with the kids isn’t it, with no electrical distractions. Lovely photo’s x

    • 6th April 2015 / 4:02 pm

      Most definitely is, it seems they’re always hooked up these days

  5. 6th April 2015 / 1:12 pm

    It is indeed nice to be screen free! Plus with this weather you have nothing else to do but to enjoy it! This walk looks lovely and I love how clear your photos are! #magicmoments

    • 15th April 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Merlinda, I’m sure we appreciate the first few sunny days more, really gives you a chance to embrace the outdoors.

  6. 6th April 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Sounds like a perfect day to me! We are so on the same page hon, had a birthday party today and instead of getting the bus, packed up all the kids into buggies and walked it. Although the sun sneaked up on me and I’ve ended up a little burnt, didn’t think I’d be saying that in April 😉

    • 7th April 2015 / 7:25 am

      Great minds! Hope you didn’t suffer too much, I went out with a sun hat for Baby R today, get me being so organised!

  7. Adventures of a Novice Mum
    7th April 2015 / 12:18 am

    Wow, so lovely you live in such a beautiful area. I loved the Beer village when we visited a number of Summers ago; and Branscombe is very lovely too. Yeah, nothing like a country walk surrounded by beautiful nature. Fabulous shots too, such lovely memories captured. I love walks, they’re such lovely times together. #aNoviceMumCommentLuv

    • 11th April 2015 / 10:26 am

      Wow, its so surprising how many people have actually visited my little village. I now we get busy in the summer but you only find out how many people have heard of us when getting comments like these.

  8. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    9th April 2015 / 6:31 am

    The perfect way to spend an afternoon – we really need to get out more and walk as a family. I find it so mind-opening and relaxing. Thanks so much for linking this up at #SharetheJoy this week x

    • 9th April 2015 / 10:44 am

      I’m not always keen to go but feel so much better once I do.

  9. 11th April 2015 / 9:34 am

    I do agree-there’s nothing quite like a walk together in the fresh air. I always feel better after getting out.

  10. 11th April 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

  11. 11th April 2015 / 11:03 pm

    I love the simplicity of a walk, I always find them to be surprisingly enjoyable, looks like you all had a lovely time

    • 12th April 2015 / 7:34 am

      I know what you mean, no stress, no cash & no dodgy gift shops at the end hopefully

  12. 12th April 2015 / 9:21 pm

    aww love those little chats too .. random but equally as meaningful 🙂

    Sounds like a fab outing
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments (sorry i am late)

    • 13th April 2015 / 9:25 am

      I miss them with my teenager so savouring every moment with my tween

  13. 27th April 2015 / 9:35 am

    There really is nothing better than a country walk with the family! #countrykids

    • 27th April 2015 / 2:04 pm

      Totes agree, clears the cobwebs & the kids have to talk to us!

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