On Saturday thankfully the rain held off (nearly) long enough to get a walk at Hillsborough around the lake.
Stephen drove which unfortunately meant the poor dogs had to stay behind but on the plus side I got a rare break from having to drive anywhere.
The drive was all too much for Amelia who fell asleep by the time we had arrived at the lake. It had just started to rain very heavily so it gave us a good excuse to sit in the car for a while before we walked.
We fed the ducks. I think if we feed the ducks again we will stick to Castle Espie there were some pretty scary geese at Hillsborough hissing at us!
After the bread was finished we started our walk it was great fun!
Amelia carried my umbrella.
There was a lot of splashing.
Poor Amelia fell down in mud during an epic game of hide and seek.
However she got me back for hiding in a muddy area by stealing my umbrella when it started to rain heavily.
We ended our walk with loads of bluebells and then a run around the grass on the way back to the car.
Amelia wore the cutest thing I have ever bought for her. I love that little jacket. Everyone is always commenting on how cute it is. I also bought it for her about a year and a half ago, sized 1 and a half to 2 years and at 2 and 5 months it is a perfect size if not slightly too big. Her little leggings are another favourite of mine, these were from Baby Gap and look super cute. They are cropped as well so are really nice for colder summer days. They are also in the sale as well which is always a bonus!!
Coat- Boden (No longer in stock but keep an eye out I find that they sometimes recycle styles)
Wellies- Matalan (old) but there are loads of place you can get wellies, I tend to get Amelia cheap ones as she wears them so much so it doesn’t matter if they fall apart. The only requirement from Amelia is that they are Minnie Mouse!
Denim Shirt- New Look
Leggings- Boden. These leggings are great they are really thick and well worth the money. Previous leggings I have owned have worn really badly around the seams and developed holes as well as getting baggy at the knees but these haven’t and I’ve had them for about 2 years. I have 3 pairs and some cropped ones.
Balck vest- Next
Wellies- Hunter. Heres a top tip, I’m quite short at 5 ft 2 and I find the adult ones come up quite high, making it a bit awkward for me to drive in them, however the kids wellies go up to an adult size 5, they are shorter and so I find a better fit AND they tend to be a lot cheaper.
Wellie socks- Joules (old) but similar here
Overall this was such a lovely day even when it rained. Its great to splash about like a big kid. I walked around with my phone app to measure how far we walked and its about 2 miles round the lake and there are loads of extra little paths that you can run up. The fort at Hillsborough is also worth a visit, although we didn’t have time as poor Amelia was covered in mud and exhausted, as was I!