Last week the boys and I headed out for a day of mud and adventure. It was freezing (literally) but the sun was shining beautifully and there was no sign of rain. Thursday is the day where we have nothing on and I usually try to plan a little outing. We decided to head to Temple Newsam House and Farm in Leeds with one of their cousins to have a look at the animals, play and enjoy being outdoors.
We arrived there shortly after opening time and upon arrival the boys said that they were hungry, so the three of us sat and ate all of our snacks – pre 10:30 am. Sometimes these things just happen!
We have never been to the farm at Temple Newsam before, but we ended up staying until just shy of half past 3. Win declared that it had been: “The funnest day ever!”…which I think was mostly due to playing with his cousin, hot chocolate, a pig shaped biscuit, tractors and his puddle suit that made him go extra fast on the slides.
When I was asked by Trespass to choose an item from their website I knew I wanted to choose a pair of hiking boots – for days exactly like this. They are so much warmer and more practical than wellies, and I loved the sound of the black leather ones with sheepskin lining that I went for. Before I had children I was definitely not the most practical dresser, but as I’ve become older (and dare I say wiser) – practicality has definitely had more of a sway.
I couldn’t be happier with the newest addition to my shoe cabinet – they are warm, easy to put on (even for a pregnant lady), comfortable and brilliant for keeping the mud at bay.
I’m going to be wearing them in steadily, so that when the opportunity for a proper hike arises – I will be more than ready for it!
A huge thanks to the lovely people at Trespass for sending me such a fantastic pair of hiking boots free of charge. All thoughts and feelings are my own.
Eating the food before 10.30 made me laugh, this ALWAYS happens to us, they just keep asking for more food no matter how much we take with us! Sounds like you had a good day and I love the photos. Boots look great too, I know what you mean about becoming more practical as you get older, I’ve been looking for something similar with all the outdoors things we do now! xx
I usually say that any time after 11am counts as lunch time, but sometimes it’s way earlier! Definitely! I’ve spent too many times being cold and have learnt my lesson. I would hate the kids to miss out because I’d dressed inappropriately xx
We also end up eating ‘lunch’ waaay before normal lunch time! I really love Temple Newsam but we haven’t been for ages! We’ll have to try it again soon. Love your new hiking boots – I could really use a good pair myself. Wellies are great for wet days but you can’t beat hiking boots for warmth and comfort! Thanks for linking up with #YorkshireFamily
It really was so lovely there – we’ll be going again soon. Absolutely! They are so warm and thank you for hosting xxx