It was so lovely to have a few sunny days over the Easter holiday. I used some money that I inherited from my mum and bought us a years family membership to Harewood House, so we were able to take full advantage of the sunny days and spend as much time there as we wanted.
Harewood is one of our favourite places in Leeds to visit. The adventure park is fantastic, and keeps the girls entertained for hours. Which leaves me time to sit in the sunshine, reading magazines. Win, win.
Over winter I had forgotten how much difference it makes to our general moods to get out and run around in the fresh air. We're naturally quite a homebody family, with all 4 of us happy to stay in our pj's for days on end, but when we do get out in the sunshine it just changes everything.
Lily in particular benefits from being let loose in the country side. She's like a child from an Enid Blyton book, making friends with woodlice (she loves woodlice), talking to flowers and earthworms, lying on the grass, peering in to a new worlds.
It's our mission in the next year to move home. I want Lily to be free to explore, the way that I did. So we're hoping to move to the Isle of White, one of my childhood stomping grounds. But in the meantime we're going to take full advantage of being able to visit Harewood whenever we want.