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A visit to Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway

This summer we created a wish list of things to do. For the kids, a visit to Giant’s Causeway was a pretty high priority! I have told them the story of the giant Finn McCool, and the myth of how the Causeway once acted as a path between Scotland and Ireland. Yet to go and explore, and look for evidence of giant footprints, is a whole lot more exciting than just listening to the story.

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A Trip to Portglenone Forest

Portglenone

Situated in the heart of County Antrim, Portglenone is not somewhere you are likely to be casually passing. However, taking time to travel to this beautiful forest is a worthwhile trip.

Portglenone

Particularly if you visit at the start of May, when a carpet of bluebells await. However, even without this spectacular sight, the forest offers up plenty to grab everyone’s attention.

We followed the red trail which was just over 2k, and passes by the banks of the river, where you may even catch sight of some keen water sport fans!

Parking is charged at £4, and there are bathroom facilities, which is always a factor when heading out with children.

The kids made wishes and let their imagination run wild.

Next time I’ll be sure to pack a picnic.

Have you been?

Mel x

Sunflowers and Waterfalls

Hello! Only one week left of the summer holidays here in Northern Ireland. It’s always bittersweet for me. I look forward to the return to routine and grieve the loss of spontaneity. However, I have a couple of ideas for a cheap day out, if you are in need of some inspiration until then. Over the past couple of days we visited a Sunflower and Wildflower Field in Portglenone, and the Waterfall Walk at Glenariff Forest.

Sunflower Field Portglenone

Sunflower fields are becoming a very popular phenomena. Hordes of people have been making their way across the country to see these sunny fields.

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Back To School {Local Lunchbox Challenge with Tesco}

I got my first set of homework from school this week. Backing books! Eurghhh! Not my favourite past-time I must admit! The other chore that I don’t relish as a mum, is making up packed lunches every night. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and just send the same old same old, day after day. So when Tesco asked if I would like to partake in their Local Lunchbox Challenge, I was keen to see if they had any new ideas. The sent me a hamper full of quality local ingredients, and some recipe ideas. Below you can find the recipes, what I thought, and my top tips!

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Family Holiday Summer 2018 {Portrush and Portstewart}

This summer is absolutely galloping along. I can’t believe there are only two weeks left of the school holidays! We have now returned from our final camping trip of the season where we headed back to Carrick Dhu Campsite. I really like it there. Great location and spotless facilities.

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