Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cambridge, Quentin Blake and Pasties

Half term has officially left me broke and I am sure that I am not alone. Lets face it though with weather that's far from warm-ish it was going to be a expensive one. Our's consisted of many park runs in sub zero temps with the scooters to keep us active and warm followed by a hot chocolate and a ice lolly. Honestly...

We had the indoor playcentre trips which always provide me with a interesting people watching session and I even got to read some more of my Bared to You book. We tried out the Go Wild this time which is the largest in Hertfordshire, plus they had a great offer of Kids Eat Free in Bella Italia and a half price off your next visit which I snapped up.

Saturday just passed however the husband was home so we decided on a trip to Cambridge. The Fitzgerald Museum have a lovely Quentin Blake exhibition, its a free day out and if like me you have children who love Roald Dahl  and art then its worth a trip. Its only a small collection but there is plenty more to look at, the children particularly loved the Roman and Egyptian zones. As always the gift shop at the end provides lots of fun and "I want's" but admittedly they had some brilliant books on sale!

The park and ride bus trip meant the younger two were well catered for, I had promised a bus trip over the half term after all. It was pretty cold but we wrapped up warm, had a lovely walk around the city and finished off by grabbing some Cornish Pasties, wedges and amazing home made cakes off the market. The girls loved looking at the old buildings and it was great to do something different than the same old parks.

Baby girl has stole my gloves in this pic and baby boy wanted his Everton socks on show!

My yummy husband and me!

Snood - knit by my amazing Grandma and my Vila Room31 coat kept me lovely and warm!

More clothes details below!

Next Blouse and Topshop Necklace

Leather Bag - My grandmas wardrobe!

Boots- Marks & Spencers from about 9 years ago, one of my best buys ever. The leather on these bad boys is amazing, not bad when I got them in the sale for £25! 
Socks - Next


  1. Looks like you had a lovely break Hollie, at least it made ip for not getting on saturday. I'm loving your little ones glasses she's the cutest wee thing in them!

  2. Hi lovely lady. Yep the kids had a lovely day and it didn't break the bank.

    She is in love with her glasses, in fact she is suddenly into everything "geek" and fashion. She's only 7!!