Go Ape! x
We’ve been soaking up the joys of Hampshire spending a delightful Easter with relatives, eating and drinking far too much with lovely people we haven’t seen for a long time which is what life should be about. On the last day we dragged ourselves away from the festivities to meet up with good friends to ‘Go Ape’ in the New Forest trees…
Aged between 4 and 7 our kids were impressively fearless…
Tackling high-wire tracks with gusto that had many adults swaying with pure terror..
The end reward was a huge zip line..(Charlie was NOT convinced it was a wise idea the first time round – he was persuaded by the staff to give it a go..loved it – and went back for more!)
Sometimes you only realise how high they all were when you see the little things down below..
(This photo by Filip)
Serious fun for all the family!
Except with every Yin there’s alway a Yan…like returning home to the joys of sorting the holiday laundry and getting everything ready for back-to-school ..this is what my Barometer of Life looks like today…
Laters, Kate x
Looks like a fantastic holiday! We went to a similar climbing park here in Norway last summer. Great fun and beautiful pictures BTW! Good luck with the laundry 😉
P.s. Any ideas of where to buy cheap espadrilles? On line? Got to have a go at designing my own pair. Xxx
I’m looking at the piles and sighing deeply! And yay! I’ve ordered my espadrilles from Amazon – not here yet, but I’m blaming the Easter hols.. xxx
You’ll get through it one pair of knickers at a time 😉 I will check out amazon and get my creative juices flowing, pronto!!! Xxx
This is where I feel superior….10 side-loading wash machines with 5 very large dryers, that work well…..Apartment living. XO
A fabulous weekend!
I dream of starting 10 loads in one go! The only advantage I have is I can shut.the.door………! xxxx
A second advantage…..you don’t have to get everything down the elevator to the basement.
You make me want to try this fearless adventures (hey, I’m a monkey in Chinese astrology !) and wish I was as agile as your adorable little “chimps” ! xxxxx
They did have an adult course..2-3 hours long!! Very good for the core! xxx
Lovely piccies! I can almost feel the excitement (and the panic!) of watching my own little ones flying through the air…very nice, indeed!
I could see Charlie (4 year old – though 5 very soon) concentrating like MAD..I did think we’d have to rescue him, but he refused to come down and finish. The whole thing lasts an hour and they went round 3 times! xxx
Great way to spend some quality time with the family.it must be fun 🙂 hope you enjoyed.
It’s an amazing place – the whole New Forest is incredible with beautiful scenery and wild ponies..this topped it off nicely! xxx
Awesome pics, you are so talented!!
Thank you!! A couple of them were taken by Filip, the other Dad but the trees and the sunlight coming through were pretty amazing! xxx
Awww!! Great photos!! Looks like a blast~!
It kept them quiet for a whole hour!!! xxx
Looks every bit as adventurous as those zip lines and tree climbing! And that doesn’t include the ironing! My thoughts are with you Kate 😀
Sigh. You know that feeling..the wheels going round..but the hamster is dead!! xxx
I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award xx
Thank you so very much! Really appreciated!! xxx
A lovely holiday and what fun in the trees. We did the same with a fabulous catch up with family and I am still getting through the laundry. Kx
I swear the amount of laundry equates to how good a time was had.. xxx
You guys are from an Enid Blyton novel. Famous Five Go Ziplining 🙂 Didn’t you give it a go, Kate? I did it once and had a laugh. Bella is nine feet tall and only 7! Boo party pooping laundry. Answer: go shopping for new things! XO!
In my youth I’d have been there like a shot (sky diver/night scuba diver etc..literally knew no fear) but since children I’ve developed vertigo..I think I could’ve done it..but I didn’t want to put them off if I got the heebey jeebies! A quaking mum is not a happy sight! We did book before I saw it..and having seen it, I think I could’ve done it..maybe next time xxx
Oh, to be so young and completely fearless again! It looks like such a fun experience–those children look fully alive!
Yep – that’s exactly it!! Oh the frailties of understanding consequences!! xxx
Zippity Doo Dah!…..good luck with the washing and be thankful we are not still bashing it on rocks by the river! Xxx
At least it’s sorted into piles now..slowly but surely normality will return. until then, I’ve shut the door! xxx
Wow! They were really high! Looks like fun! They have similar parks here, but we have never tried. Maybe we will this summer 🙂 xoxo Fanni
The only restriction for the junior section was they had to be over 1 metre tall – for the adult section, children (!) had to be 10..but they absolutely loved it..I suspect we’ll be going back for more..Bella wants to take her big cousins next time! xxx
This (except for the laundry) looks fantastic. I bet the kids had a ball. Being over 1m tall certainly has its advantages 🙂 .