Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Out & About Round-up for March

Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust is a true poet when it comes to describing the nature and places of interest in her parts of the world. She makes me want to visit all the places she is so eloquent about on her blog, like the Yorkshire coast.

Whitby Abbey

I don't often go out without my kids, and those rare occasions when I do, are special. It's nice to have an adult conversation without being interrupted every few seconds. For my birthday at the end of February my husband took me out to The Wild Boar restaurant in Witney.

Gelato at The Wild Boar

It's lovely to see our linky's regulars visiting new places of interest and sampling new foods.
Samantha from North East Family Fun took her kids to The Bowes Museum. They admired the vintage costumes and old paintings, and had a good giggle at the modern piece of art. But was has set them off laughing? Well, you'll just have to visit the blog to find it out.

The Bowes Museum
Vicky aka Honest Mum has been out & about quite a bit in the past month. She was lucky to admire the most amazing scenery of Ravenscar, with panoramic sea views.

While the sun was out (a rarity last month indeed), Vicky the Honest Mum also took her family to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to admire the nature, find new exhibits and have a picnic. Sounds perfect.

I told you Vicky has been out and about a lot. She and her family spent a half-break term by the Yorkshire coast. They enjoyed the scenic views and delicious ice cream, but more importantly, spent time together with the family who visited from abroad. Those times together with the family living abroad are so precious, as I know only too well.

Robin Hood's bay

Fiona known as North East Nerd is another regular of our Out & About Linky. She was lucky to spend a weekend in Kielder. She loved the lake and admired the views. This brave girl whizzed on the zip wire over the freezing stream.

When her daughter Juliette was visiting the three-master Duchesse Anne in Dunkirk's maritime museum with her class, she convinced Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews to come along as a parent supervisor. Kids dressed up in vintage-style naval uniforms, and learnt about the knots. Mum had a great time as well.

Eileen from ET Speaks from Home has visited Warwick Castle before but her family always discover new things to learn and things to do every time they visit it, so they go there again and again. There is a thrilling experience of the dungeons for the adults and playing in the Mike the Knight tents for younger audience. And the sandwiches and pastries look mighty enticing as well after all the hard work.

When I started to read a blog post by Erica from 92three30, I confess I had to do a double-take, as she visited Warwick Castle as well, and it looks like she admired exactly the same display of pastries and sandwiches. She was fascinated by the audio-visual experience in the Time Tower at Warwick, and it sounds like something I would love to do as well.

Zoe from Splodz Blogz is training for the Lyke Wake Walk in June, and has been walking around Lincoln, exploring the beautiful countryside. She is one lucky girl to have all these gorgeous places at her doorstep.

I haven't had a chance to do any special outdoorsy activities in March, though in the last couple of days we visited the Blenheim Park and Burford Garden Centre, so expect to see lots of photos very soon. I did enjoy some me-time in the local cafes though, and recently my friend Jen and I sampled hot-cross buns in Costa. I know it sounds very tame in comparison to all the great outdoors, but then a nice cup of coffee and a pastry is pretty good too.

Out and About Linky

The out and about linky is for any places you have visited, restaurants you have eaten at or holidays you have been on, both with or without kids. Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust and I host it. The linky runs until the end of the month. 

Rules of the linky

1. You can add up to three posts per month to the linky below. Please make sure they are no older than three months old and feature somewhere you have visited.
2. Tweet your link using #outandabout, if you include @maximka25 and/or @ali991 we will retweet for you.
3. Do pop along and comment on a couple of other posts in the link up and share the love.
4. We would love it if you could add the #outandabout badge to your post so that other bloggers can find us.
Chez Maximka


  1. A great round up. I really love seeing what everyone has been up to

    1. Thank you Alison! So many different beautiful locations and yummy treats!