Friday, 1 July 2016

Out and About Round-up for June

Just a few more weeks, and the school will be over. I cannot wait, though knowing my guys I imagine they'll be up at some ungodly hour rather than having a long lie-in the morning. But at least there won't be any hectic school routine in the morning. We haven't done much of outdoorsy stuff in June, though there were of course school activities like fayres and sports days.
What have our blogging friends being up to recently?

Mel from The Diary of a Jewellery Lover went on a trip to the American "deep South". Nashville was their last stop. Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and primarily known for its country music. Having spent 48 hours in Nashville, Mel fell in love with the country music.

Image credits: The Diary of a Jewellery Lover
Anca from Anca's Lifestyle went caravanning for the first time. It was a trial holiday for Anca, her husband and dog, and it went very well, even better than expected. I've never been inside a caravan, so was curious to see just how big the bed is. They have visited a few places on their trip including this one, which name is a real mouthful.

Image credits: Anca's Lifestyle

Anca has also explored the Holy Island, Anglesey, and was lucky to see puffins and guillemots during their breeding season. Just look at those hard steep rocks, how on earth do these birds manage to raise their chicks there? What a wonderful experience to observe the nature so closely.

Image credits: Anca's Lifestyle
Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust was also exploring the wildlife - in particular, looking for ospreys at Kielder Water and Forest Park. She and her men were invited to go on an osprey motorboat cruise around Kielder Water. The views were spectacular, a pity the day happened to be quite cold.

Image credits: Dragons and Fairy Dust
It's always a wonderful event when you're meeting the like-minded people. These days we have lots of friends on social media whom you might have never met in real life, but still it feels like you know them well, especially if you follow someone's blog. Recently Alison was lucky to meet a few of her Twitter friends and enjoy a meal at Viva Brazil in Newcastle. Alison says that Viva Brazil is all about meat. The passador brings the meat to your table and slices it while you watch.

Image credits: Dragons and Fairy Dust
Travelling back in time, Alison visited Blyth in Northumberland. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Blyth battery Blyth went to war. There were soldiers from WWI and WWII as well as displays of weapons and military equipment. Among many other things, they've seen a replica of the 1940s home front living room complete with the portrait of Churchill and a radio.

Image credits: Dragons and Fairy Dust
Have you been out and about recently?

The out and about linky is a linky for places of interest you have visited, restaurants you have eaten out at, days out with the kids or without or holidays. Anywhere that gets you out and about. The linky is co-hosted with Dragons and Fairy Dust and stays open until the end of the month. If you have been anywhere recently why not link up? We love to find out about your adventures.

Rules of the linky

  • 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.
  • Tweet your link using #outandabout, if you include @ali991 and @maximka25 we will retweet for you.
  • We would appreciate if you visit other participating blogs and comment on some posts, after all, this is what the linky should be about. 
  • We would also appreciate it if you could add the #outandabout badge to your post so that other bloggers can find us.
    Your posts will be tweeted at least two times during the month and added to the out and about pinterest board.


  1. It's been such dreadful weather here lately that we didn't do much last month - hopefully I'll have some outings to link up next time though :)

  2. Another great round up. Can't wait to see what everyone gets up to this month.

  3. Thank you for including my posts. xx