Ben is still in the honeymoon period with his new drone (as introduced last week in Thurgoland from above). I must admit, out of all the gadgets that he has bought in the past the drone is one of my favourites. I love all the photos we have of the children, and now we can see everyone from a new perspective. He has wanted to go to Wharncliffe Crags to get some footage of an awesome family walk.
I think we would all agree that this has been the strangest month of our lives. The government announced in mid-March that we were having to stay at home because of the coronavirus pendemic. I have already written a post about a typical day in isolation with the kids. This is what it was like having a whole month at home!
The government announced last week that if you have children with special needs you can go by car to travel somewhere safer to walk. We haven’t all been out together since this whole thing started. It is really hard to walk on narrow paths around the village in a large group, especially if some of those children have ADHD too!
It’s hard to say what a typical day in isolation looks like. My brother and his kids moved out 2 weeks ago so it is easier that it was in the beginning. With 5 kids at home some things are unpredictable, but it is also starting to grind on me that every day is mind-numbingly Continue Reading
Happy New Year! We love starting the new year with a family walk. We decided to leave the older kids home in the warm while we took Max and Sam to a nearby village, Oxspring. Ben wanted to walk from the park to the top of the hill. It wasn’t far and the views were beautiful but it was extremely cold.
We can’t seem to get enough of the Peak District recently. Living right near it gives us so many opportunities to explore, and we try and go somewhere new every time. Ben wanted to go to Agden Reservoir. We put it into our map and when we got there we found it difficult to find the start of the walk.
Ever since I found out that I had family that lived in Thurgoland over 100 years ago, I have been trying to find out as much as I can. Some of this information I have come across quite naturally and accidentally, like finding 3rd great grandfather Giles Button’s house when I was out walking with Sam. Or finding information about the wire mills while lunching in the pub.