The Archers at The Larches
....family life in rural UK.... real life, occasionally funnier...
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- Radioactive Food... Yum!
The boy and the girl have been sickly and at home. Fortunately the illness was more soaring temperatures, lethargy and a cough rather than the gastro-thing that is doing the rounds. As of this evening, I think we are all mended. Phew!
The main baby-sitter during this period has been the telly. Normally we Archer-parents are mean with the goggle box; rationing the kids to Saturday and Sunday night TV, but during sickly times the TV is a welcome distraction.
Boy had been watching an old sci-fi film yesterday about a black hole in space and robots, c. 1960, I was in the kitchen finding stuff to tempt his appetite when he wandered in in his PJ's.
'What's gammon? he enquired.
Pleased that he might be interested in a ham dinner with potatoes, cheese sauce and broccoli, I began the Wiki-version of gammon and other lush pork cuts. Hugh Fearnley-Whittenstall, Nigel Slater and Adam Henson would all have been so proud.
At the end of my monologue he looked dazed, confused and in need of more ibuprofen.
'Why would it be radioactive then? he asked.
Moral: We must be sure of the question, before we give the answer. My friend once frightened the bee***us out of her young triplets when they asked a vague question about babies. Turns out they were really only interested in a vague notion of the subject and didn't need the technical terms. A week later and the same mum overheard an indignant conversation between two mums at the school gates, whose children had also picked up the bio-speak a year or two early.... whoops.
- Summer Holiday Ideas - Trevella Holiday Park, Cornwall: The verdict
As you may know, I was offered a four night stay at Trevella Park in Cornwall for last half term..... It was a dreamy assignment.
The verdict from both the mums and the kids was: Absoloooootely brilliant. We will be booking again and may well enrol the sproglets in some surfin' school activity next summer..... The mums, meanwhile, will be readin' books and eatin' pasties. Yum!
Trevella Park facilities are just what is required. The caravans are spotlessly clean and were fab for our gang of 7 and 3 mums: We booked 3 caravans which was perfect as we felt like we were on tour as we debated where to eat breakfast or dinner, (breakfasts were momumental affairs but dinners were mainly take-aways from the Chinese, Domino's and Morrisons, - well, the mums were on hols too y'know!)
The caravans were warm and toasty thanks to the heaters in every room (too hot sometimes) and the TV was a god-send for those evening when the sea-air had taken its toll. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was better stocked than at home, though I missed the dishwasher and would probably pay more for a caravan if one was available!
All in all, it was the best time ever and though the weather was changeable and the mud relentless, it only stormed at night and, as you can see from our photos, our days were gorgeous. We escaped Cornwall on the Friday before the big, BIG storm battered the UK but we understand Trevella Park was largely untouched.
Book now if you fancy a holiday for next year. When we were there in October, the reception phone was ringing off the hook with bookings for 2014!
Crabbing at Padstow
Bubblegum ice-cream at Padstow
Lobster Hatchery Padstow
THE most gorgeous smelling candle factory
(Boy clearly impressed)
A must in my stocking for Christmas
Trevella: Arming sproglets... wrong on so many counts
(Boy still impressed)
Highwaymen hold up Domino's Pizza driver Beach babe... in October!!! Crowded!!! Cornland Beach..... Fab weather
Eden Project - a brilliant (if expensive) day out
Tea bushes at Eden Project What is it with this girl and ice-cream? Brain freeze! Pumpkin carving at Eden
Recycling display at Eden featuring The Archers at The Larches.... so famous!
Half Term ideas at Trevella Park
- Wonderful cousins... Taylors Lane. 'Like' them please.
Dreamy harmonies... xx
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