Our Favourite Place

I wasn’t planning to join in with The Gallery this week, mainly because we’ve been pretty tied up with the school holidays and I have some exciting reviews to write up. But when I caught sight of this week’s theme - ‘a favourite place’ – I couldn’t resist.
If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading my blog for some time, then you won’t be surprised to discover that our favourite place contains flowers, grassy meadows and an open space to walk our beloved pooch. One Twitter follower even announced that she must live near me after I posted a few photos of our ‘favourite place’ – scary but quite amazing!  So here it is:

The changing seasons are alive in this beautiful place and the best bit?  It’s just a 5 minute walk from our house.

The kids can ride their bikes:

Or pick some bluebells for mummy:

There’s even a tyre swing for some good old-fashioned (free) fun:

And our little pooch loves to run around in the open space, free from his lead and able to explore.

When we haven’t got much time, this is where we head for a quick walk but it’s also one of the places I escape to for some peace and quiet. Just me and the dog.

We popped up here yesterday, before heading off for a day out. I persuaded the kids to join me, by reminding them of the famous tyre swing. It was a lovely sunny day so the perfect opportunity for some fresh air and valuable time away from screens. But when we arrived, this is what we found:
Our beloved tyre swing has gone! Where to we still don’t know. Health and Safety gone mad? Perhaps an accident? I do hope that neither of these are true. But I’m determined to get to the bottom of it because our ‘favourite place’ has definitely lost some of its sparkle.

What’s your favourite place of the moment?

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  1. Oh no! Take your own rope along and make another! When I was young there was a tyre swing near us, over a river. Thinking about it now that was dangerous, but your spot looks perfect!

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    • We had one in our local woods (where we used to go on our own I might add) and I remember one child swinging with great gusto and it promptly snapping! He had a few bruises but nothing some germoline couldn’t sort. I have a feeling this is a health and safety thing :(

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  2. Ooh I wonder who the twitter follower was ;) Lovely pics! We have a swing near us too that’s a bit threadbare these days, looking forward to H being old enough to want to enjoy handmade swings and tree climbing :) xxx

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    • Funnily enough, I wasn’t referring to you….you were in fact the third person who has said they realised they must live near me!

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  3. How lucky to have such a great place so close – shame about the tyre swing though (if it was a health and safety issue, what fun sponges!) I love bluebells too – beautiful. Helen

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  4. Love it ;) can;t beat a bit of nature with the kiddies :))) x

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  5. Oh no missing tire swing mission!!!!! Love this place you are so lucky to get to go to such a place its stunning. I am looking for a grassy meadow type place near me where I can take the kids on a picnic and run around and play. I think it would be so great. hope you find out soon about the swing I love a good tire swing myself. Thank you so much for linking up to Share WIth Me week 11 and for the continual blog support and love I am forever grateful for it all. and love reading your posts each week. #sharewithme

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  6. Shame about the tyre swing, it still looks like a gorgeous place to visit though

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  7. Missing tire swing aside – what a beautiful place! Walking around the outdoors is tough to beat!

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  8. I love that my son is an outdoorsy type – even if I sometimes take some persuading! Let’s hope the tyre finds a new home or you find an even more spectacular one during one of your adventures.

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  9. Love this! Looks like a nice place to be! Shame about the tyre swing.

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  10. Everything is so postcard perfect! Aww I wish they will bring that tyre swing back. #sharewithme

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  11. Oh dear!! It’s great to a have open spaces you can walk to especially when you have a dog that needs walking.

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  12. This looks like a great place Suzanne, no wonder it’s a favourite. Such a shame about the tyre swing, maybe they’ll put another one up. Hope you’re all enjoying your Easter holipops :)

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  13. Fantastic to have such a beautiful place nearby, but damn about the swing! That’s bad news!

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  14. my fave place is home at the mo too! it’s great to have such lovely (free!) surroundings at home isnt it!
    Popped over for #sharewithme, would love if you came and said hi back @ carsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  15. It does look beautiful, and how lovely to have it so close to home. Shame about the swing, a mystery! #ShareWithMe

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  16. I’m sure it was a big disappointment not to see the swing! My kids have wanted one forever, but we don’t have a tree limb strong enough to support it. Hope yours comes back soon! #sharewithme

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  17. It looks lovely there :) totally needs a new tire swing though !!

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  18. That meadow looks gorgeous…. Have a fab Easter! X

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  19. Aww, so sad that it’s gone! I hope you do get to the bottom of the tyre swing mystery and get it put back. Lovely photos.

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  20. Oh no where has the swing gone? Great photos

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  21. That does look like an amazing space for both adults and children. Potential for so much fun. Such a shame about the tyre, I bet you had loads of fun on that.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  22. Looks amazing. Gutted the swing has gone though! You’ll just have to rebuild it when no one is looking. #letkidsbekids #sharewithme

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  23. What a gorgeous place, bet there is always something new to explore! #countrykids

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  24. Wow what an amazing place to have so close to home! Those bluebells looks stunning and I hope you find the rope swing returned soon. Life is too short for no rope swings.

    #countrykids

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  25. It looks lovely! I hope you uncover the mystery of the missing swing! #countrykids

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  26. I can easily see why it’s your favourite place – it’s very pretty! What a shame that the tire swing has disappeared though, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  27. Gorgeous place, very scenic! Sucks that the tire swing was gone, those things scream childhood! lol #countrykids

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  28. It looks great and your children will cherish these places for ever. I used to hang out somewhere very similar in my youth and just made a trip there with my 3. They loved it and some reconstruction of old photos were completed!!

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