Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September, days out in London and Essex, House extension

Post it Note Mum Adventures – September 2017

Can’t believe September is already over.  This month meant getting back into the school routine and starting back at all the after school activities.  Also getting over the holiday blues!  All that being said we have had a busy fun September.  This is what we got up to.

September Adventures

London life

We don’t live too far from London and its only a 45 minute train journey however its always a nice treat to head up to London for a day out.  Its been one of those months where everything came at once and I was out in London a few times.

Gin and cake on a bus

First trip was with friends aboard a Routemaster bus for afternoon tea with B Bakery.  We enjoyed a bus tour around London while eating a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones.  We opted for the Gin Lovers Tour which included three tasty gin cocktails by Hayman’s Gin.  Everyone had a great time, would definitely recommend it!

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September, things to do in London

Riding the wire

The next day I was back into London, this time for a girly day with my mum, sister, Amelia and a family friend.  My sister had bought me a ticket for Zip World London for my birthday.  It was the biggest, fastest, city zip wire in the world.  After climbing what felt like a huge amount of stairs it was a bit scary standing at the top waiting our turn to ride the wire.  It was great fun though!  We had a race to the other side, which I lost! 🙁 Unfortunately it has just ended for 2017 but definitely worth waiting to see if it returns or checking out their other locations.

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

We finished the day with dinner in Leicester Square at Cork & Bottle.  It had some good reviews on TripAdvisor and it didn’t disappoint.  The restaurant is quite quirky being located in a basement at the bottom of a set of spiral stairs.  We were seated in our own private cove which was once an old underground prison cell.  The menu was quite varied and the food was delicious.

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Next trip to London was for afternoon tea at The Ritz to celebrate my Nan’s 80th Birthday.  It was amazing sitting in this beautiful, traditional hotel being served tea in an ornate silver teapot.  We all had a lovely afternoon eating and drinking while listening to the piano.

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

For a completely different experience in London we finished the day with cocktails at the top of Sushi Samba.  The view while travelling up the glass lift is pretty amazing, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are not keen on heights!  We enjoyed cocktails outside while keeping warm under a blanket and next to the fire.  It was great to share this with my Nan.

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

Brunch time

Final trip to London was to enjoy Saturday brunch at the South Place Chop House.  This bottomless brunch meant that our prosecco glasses were continuously being topped up!  The food was very tasty and I would definitely recommend the smoked salmon bagel and the chocolate covered waffles!

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

Days Out

The kids had some fun days out with friends visiting South Weald Country Park and Wat Tyler Country Park.  Both great spaces to run around, fly kites and play on the park equipment.  We also got to relive our youth by getting on some skates and visiting RollaCity!  Brought back memories of skating around when I was younger.  For more ideas on places to visit in Essex please check out my other post – 25 things to do in Essex with kids.

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

House Extension

Another months progress has been made.  Scaffolding now covers the house so its a bit of an obstacle course to get to the front door.  The old roof tiles are being replaced by new grey ones and insulation is being fitted to the house.  The roof trusses have been delivered and the roof on the extension is taking shape.

Post it Note Mum Adventures, September 2017, what we got up to in September

As always thank you for taking the time to read our September Adventures.

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Post it Note Mum Adventures, August 2017, what we got up to in August

Post it Note Mum Adventures – August 2017

I always enjoy the summer holidays and they are always filled with lots of adventures.  We all had a fun and busy August with lots of activities, days out and a holiday to Spain.  We have also had lots of progress made on our house extension which is really good to see.  Here’s what we got up to in August.

August Adventures

Summer Holiday Activities

The kids like to keep busy during the summer holidays so when we were not on days out we were baking, painting, den building and going on bike rides.  I also took them through a car wash which they had been asking to do for a while and its something that I used to love as a child.  Even though it didn’t last long they both thought it was great, and we ended up with a clean car at the end of it! Everyone’s a winner 🙂

Amelia also lost her first tooth during the holidays and was very excited about having a visit from the tooth fairy!

Post it Note Mum Adventures August 2017, what we got up to in August 2017

Days out

We were lucky enough to have some fun days out in August.  Some of the places we loved visiting were:

  • Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex
  • Adventure Island, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, Suffolk
  • Hollow Trees Farm, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk
  • Hockley Woods, Hockley, Essex
  • Colchester Zoo, Colchester, Essex

Post it Note Mum Adventures August 2017, what we got up to in August

Holiday to Spain

During the last two weeks in August we went to stay at my in laws holiday home in Spain.  They have a house in the small Spanish village of Orxeta which sits in land up in the mountains between Benidorm and Alicante.  We have been visiting Spain for many years now and the kids always enjoy their time there.  It was a lovely two weeks going swimming, to the beach, on days out and eating lots of Paella.

We tried two new places this year, Tabarca Island and Canelobre Caves.  For more information about these places click here.

Post it Note Mum Adventures August 2017, what we got up to in August

House Extension

We started work extending our house in June this year.  Its been great watching the progress and so far we still have a fully working kitchen so it hasn’t effected everyday life just yet!  We were shocked to come back after our two weeks in Spain to find the second story taking shape.  Watch this space for more updates.

Post it Note Mum Adventures August 2017, what we got up to in August

Can’t believe we are now in September and back to a new school year.  Thank you very much for taking the time to read our August Adventures.

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