Sunday Walks – Calderstones Park

February 16, 2015






I’m not sure of the last time we actually got our for a family walk; the cold weather, bugs and illnesses have all transpired against us. This weekend though we had a completely free weekend. One day was spent in our pjs at home, relaxing and playing but on the Sunday we needed some fresh air so visited Calderstones Park. It isn’t really our local park being a 20 minute drive away but it is one of my favourites. There are so many different places to explore and a fantastic little cafe, The Reader, in the middle of it all.

We parked up and got everyone out and ready to go and took our time strolling through the gates and up the long path. The trees are still bare but there are signs of spring; the odd daffodil and a few crocus’. Although it was still quite chilly we didn’t have to be completely wrapped up. We made it to the cafe and stopped for a cup of tea and cake. It was so busy there and I wish I’d been able to get some photographs inside the cafe; they have books hanging in birdcages and shelves filled with second hand books to buy. It is so sweet and quirky. All the food looks amazing and they have so much for children, including warm Ribena!

It was quite cold and I had forgotten Lucas’ gloves so after a quick run around the playground we had to call it a day. I made a little video of our afternoon which I am really excited about. I really admire other bloggers videos and it is something I’ve wanted to do for so long but quite frankly we have hardly left the house over winter. I love that it creates little snippets of the boy’s childhood to look back on and it captures them in a totally different way to a photograph. However, all my attention focused on filming I completely failed to get photos; apparently I can’t do both so will have to work on that!


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  • Tina

    Love the video! What a cute idea. I really should be taking videos to document for my daughter because wow seeing your sons in video is really different than just the pictures! Also, I’m glad you made it into the video too.. very important!

    February 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Fab Video Hayley, it must be a real feat getting those 3 in the car, they are all so cute xx

    February 18, 2015 at 11:11 pm Reply
  • Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock

    Awww. I was thinking all the way through that film ‘your eldest will sleep tonight’… and there he was. Zonked! Bless <3 xx

    February 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    great video hayley really random but what car do you drive were looking fir something that will fit all 3 car seats in the back!?

    February 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It’s a Mazda 5 and it’s fantastic, it just fits three 1+ car seats across the back but there is also two seats in the back which fold down. It has sliding doors too which I love! We had to shop around when we found out we were having twins and this is a great option for three kids 🙂

      February 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • Em @ snowingindoors

    Gorgeous video, I love Lucas’ face wearing his Dad’s gloves and then the sight of him fast asleep in the back of the car, far too cute!

    Thanks for lining up with Moving Pictures xxx

    May 2, 2015 at 9:41 am Reply
  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Ah I love this video huni, just so adorable. Home videos always make me a bit emosh! Thanks for joining in with #OurMovingPictures xx

    May 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm Reply
  • Clare Mansell

    It’s not just you! I really, really struggle to remember to do both video and photos. I can remember one or the other for a certain period of time, but I simply can’t remember to switch across after I have filmed and take a still. I do half wonder if the cure might be two cameras?

    May 14, 2015 at 10:55 am Reply
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