Sunday 26 July 2015

Precious Time

We are back from a lovely week helping with the childcare for our two beautiful Grandaughters.  It was a real pleasure to spend some quality time with them and spoil them a little.  We were relatively lucky with the weather, it was typical British summer weather with a mix of temperatures and showers with the occasional hour or so of bright sunshine.  We managed to get out and about quite a bit.  One of their favourite haunts is the local park, Ward Jackson Park which is a real joy to spend time in.  It has a wonderful play area divided into three parts to cover all age groups.

They are both quite good at climbing the apparatus and are happy to run around and enjoy the surroundings with very little input from me so it was a restful period of the day.  I certainly needed to get my breath back after running around the vast field playing tag, exploring the woodland walk and climbing and balancing on the giant logs.

There is also a bowling green and stepping logs to explore.

The park has some wonderful Victorian and Edwardian features and is well worth a visit for all ages.  The gardens are a feast for the eyes with some very formal bedding displays.

There is a stunning Victorian bandstand and a fountain which is a pleasure to stand and reminisce about a bygone era.
There is also a wonderful lake with a Victorian landscape to enjoy.  Information boards show the many species of inhabitants.  We had a lovely time feeding the ducks, although I was a little worried a few times when Daisy was a little close to the edge.

There was even a wild garden to explore the many species of bugs which the girls really enjoyed.
A thoroughly enjoyable few outings with a different area explored each time we went, precious time spent with our adorable girls.   Are you blessed with such great facilities near you?  It certainly was a well used park and well kept and maintained by the local council.  They were painting the benches and clearing out the lake whilst we were there.
I am busy catching up with household tasks, the garden and of course my parents need shopping and all the news and photos from our visit, so I will catch up with you as soon as I can.
See you soon.



  1. Such beautiful granddaughters you have!!! It looks like you had such a wonderful day. Those gardens are lovely!! I hope you're having a very happy Sunday!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  2. Beautiful park.

    In the middle of Orlando there is a nice park with a fountain and some nice art installations. Out where I live it is mostly swamp --- we have lots of walking paths, but you must stay watchful --- Florida wildlife BITES! We have alligators, wild cats, wild boar, snakes, and sometimes a bear ........wonderful to look at, but from a safe distance.

  3. Looks like you all had a lot of fun
    Clare x

  4. What a lovely park! So many wonderful things to do. Your granddaughters are beautiful :-) So glad everyone had a fun time.

  5. A lovely park, the gardens are beautiful. When my daughter's were little we seemed to spend all our holiday time in parks, always great fun.

  6. Such a beautiful park with so many things to see. The girls are getting bigger and even more adorable if that is even possible.

  7. What adorable gd's you have! We're spending time with our two and I'm so glad to get to see them. You're a cutie, too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. The girls are getting so big. I'm glad you were able to help with the childcare. It looks like you all had a very nice time together and it's so nice that you're able to help your daughters with their children. I'm sure it must be very appreciated. I hope you have a good week.

  9. Your granddaughters are adorable and I love those little polka dots pants. It looks like you had a lovely visit. It's so much fun to being a grandparents :) Thank you for visiting my blog and for your encouraging words.
    Have a great week.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  10. We loved having you here mama. The girls really enjoyed spending special time with you and Dad, and have loved seeing pictures of themselves on the "int-a-web" as Lily calls it. See you soon. x

  11. Proud grandma !!!!
    Have a fun week !

  12. It looks like a great park with lots to do for people of all ages! The planting is lovely isn't it. So glad you enjoyed some time with your beautiful granddaughters! xx

  13. lots of special memories being made that's for sure.