Couldn't resist this amazing doorway for a splash of colour with the girls.
Saturday night was spent doing a little mooching around a travelling fair that had the usual hook-a-duck, hoopla, coconut shy's, rides, hot dogs, Ferris wheels etc. But it was so expensive compared to the fact that Bridlington has its own 365 day fair and amusements at the sea front anyway. But still, the girls had a good time and came back laden with the usual cuddly toys and junky stuff that will be chucked into the back of the wardrobe next week. Sunday was veg out day... hmmm, my fave.
Monday took us to the local petting zoo and flower gardens of Sewerby Hall. The skies were eerily dark on one side and bright on the other.We love this place, its beautiful and the walled gardens are just quintessentially British and pristine. I could never ever tire of going there and of course belle has visited here every single year and she never tires of it either. The trees are well established here and very autumny.
There are lots of little nooks where you can take shelter, especially for a photo or two.Running in the leaves is the best fun.Wherever Belle may be - pristine gardens or just my mums - she is sure to pop the Fuschias. This is her favourite little job of helping nature speed up a little.Marybeth feeds a tame squirrel - this was such a fun part of the afternoon.Belle tries her hand at running in the leaves without as much vigour as MB - but she had a giggle.A cute little baby Jack Russell came trotting by with its owner and these two were in dog heaven for a few minutes.MB - larking about and making us laugh as ever!After enjoying their their picnic they then went to see the best thing about Sewerby's petting zoo - watching the penguins being fed at feeding time. More leaf scooping ensure afterwards.And tossing them is just the bestest part after the scoop.MB catching a rare occurrence - me, in front of the camera!It was not too cold but not warm - so you can imagine our cheeks were very pink. The walk back home from the Hall is quite exhausting for the kids but Belle was in her chair anyway and promptly fell asleep from all the fresh air. the sun going down cast the most beautiful light on the cliff tops - It kind of took my mind off dying from hypothermia.Marybeth and I were in so much pain at one point from needing to pay the call of nature we had to stop, meditate and carry on without laughing. Oh it was hard work but so much fun.