Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday diary: A long walk to Antony house.


Our sunday morning started off being a very lazy Pyjama day. We had planned to stay in today and watch as many films as we could. However, by lunch time, the children were getting extremely bored and beginning to fight. They were also bugging me to over throw my limit on computer games which I refused to budge on. I decided from then that enough was enough, we had to get out the house. We are very lucky to live in an area where there are so many places to go that doesn't involve spending money. The closest place to us that we love to explore is a beautiful national trust property, Antony house which we had a fantastic time visiting today. 

To get to Antony house we took the scenic trail through our favourite forest. As you can see from the pictures, Tom brought his giant Rudolph as long for the walk. I was amazed he carried it the whole way without making me carry it. 

At the end of the forest is a large field where we spent  a good half an hour playing football. Alfie beat us all of course. He is becoming a good little kicker. We eventually had to stop though because there was a sudden influx of dog walkers on the field and we didn't want to lose the ball to a labrador. 

Antony house

Antony house looked even more stunning as usual today. We arrived near sunset so with the low light hitting the autumn leaves in the garden, it made for a beautiful view. The boys love coming here as they have seen and enjoyed the film 'Alice in Wonderland', which was filmed here. In the fences are these little flaps which you can see above. We joked that they were put there for the white rabbit. 

On the walk back up to the exit, Alfie collected as many sticks as he could carry. He planned to take them all home but unfortunately I had to say no.
Walking home
In total, we were out walking for at least five hours. Our legs were feeling it but we had a lovely walk in the fresh air. A walk in the countryside is always our favourite thing to do on a sunday.  We returned home for a hot dinner and warm drink which we definitely needed. 

I hope you liked our post. 
Gem x

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Looks like it was a lovely day for a walk. I especially like that first photo in the forest - it's a beautiful photo and your boys look like they are enjoying their walk #CountryKids

  2. We love a walk in the woods, so beautiful and peaceful. A lovely way to spend the afternoon. Your boys look like they are having a fabulous time, wonderful photos x. #CountryKids

  3. beautiful pictures #countrykids

  4. This is my perfect sort of Sunday and I love the boys carrying their things happily. Something to occupy them and sticks to find is all it takes to make a walk from boring to fun. Wonderful photos and how lucky indeed to have this on your doorstep.

  5. Louise Fairweather29 November 2014 at 09:59

    Such stunning photos #countrykids

  6. MummysCrochetWorld29 November 2014 at 21:14

    Looks like you had a lovely time! My eldest always enjoys collecting things, we can't take a trip to the woods without her pockets filling with things she "needs". We usually try turn these in to craft projects when we get home :-) #countrykids


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