BIG sunny days

With the lovely warm weather we have been able to finish painting the play house, which is part of the BIG project.  I cannot believe the transformation of the play house.  It has really gone from plain, unloved and weathered to a modern much loved play house for the girls.  The side bridge also has had a coat of paint

beautiful painted play housepainting the bridge

On the left you can see one side of the bridge is still to be painted and the right hand picture shows the finished bridge and play house.  I will be painting the door but am still undecided on what colour to paint it.  For now I like the unpainted look.  I have used one 750 ml tin of Elephants breath, and half a 2.5l tin of Mouses back  on both items.  The paint is from Farrow and Ball, I love the range of colours but also how well the paint went on.  

The next part of BIG is to repair the swing and slide set and paint this.  The repairs are well under way and I hope to soon share with you an update.

The sunny weather has also seen plenty of walking in preparation for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge, which is less than 2 weeks away.  I am aiming to raise £250 for Alzheimer's Society, so far I am at £96.  Every little counts and I would love your help, you can sponsor me here

I have walked through fields with grass so tall that even BOB was hidden

I have suffered with hay fever and my allergy to grass, which resulted in a very itchy rash all over my legs.

itchy legs

The girls and I have loved our long walks together, enjoying cuddles

summer cuddles

and exploring to see what creatures we can find

found a caterpillar looking through the grass

Running free and enjoying the views

running freeamazing views

Most of all these wonderful sunny days have been perfect for eating ice cream

eating ice cream

and playing in the garden 

chilling in the tunneldog playing in garden

Yes I really have enjoyed the past few days with my girls

This day I love BIG sunny days.

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  1. Wow your girls are very lucky to have such an amazing playhouse - I'd quite like one for me!

  2. the playhouse looks fabulous. Ouch and scratch at the rash on the legs, I put long trousers on the other day when we went out for that very reason. We dont get much of this weather ( thankfully) so it isnice to make the most of it. Here in Scotland te children have been oh holiday for nearly 4 weeks, and there has not been one day of rain, very unusual.

  3. The Playhouse and bridge look fab, I'm sure the girls are thrilled with it. Poor you to the hayfever and rash, I hope it eases soon. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of all you girls having fun outdoors with Country Kids.

  4. We are really enjoying the sunshine too! Ice cream every day I think! Love the playhouse.

  5. I love this time of year... and of course the ice cream!

  6. Love the playhouse its fab! would love one for skye


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