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A Frosty Walk At Bodiam Castle

Since Christmas we have been so focused on switching all of our bedrooms around that it seems like we’ve spent every weekend knee deep in utter chaos at home! Last weekend I just couldn’t face anymore sorting so we took a much needed break from it all. Josh had to work all day on Saturday so Bella and I had lunch and spent the afternoon swimming with my sister and niece. It was so lovely to see them both and Bella had so much fun swimming and hasn’t stopped talking about it since! I’m really keen to get her enrolled in some swimming lessons at some point this year but in the meantime I’m going to try and take her myself a couple of times a month to help her confidence in the water!

As Sunday was our only day all together we decided to brave the cold frosty weather and popped out for brunch and a walk to blow away the cobwebs. I had a real craving for poached eggs so we headed to The Hub at Quarry Farm after hearing such wonderful things about the food. Oh boy, we were not disappointed! Josh and I both ordered Eggs Benedict and it was absolutely delicious as was the coffee according to Josh. We both loved the decor of The Hub too, it was so lovely and cosy with the fire roaring, the perfect place to spend a chilly Sunday morning. I can definitely see us becoming regulars!

The Hub is literally a stones throw away from Bodiam Castle. you could even see the castle as we were driving out! Bodiam Castle was actually fairly busy despite how cold it was. We had a leisurely stroll around the frozen moat watching the ducks potter about on the ice which Bella found hilarious! Afterwards we then headed into the castle. I have taken Bella previously, although it was probably this time last year and she wasn’t particularly interested at all. But this time she really enjoyed exploring and was climbing all the steps, looking out of all the windows and asking loads of questions. We had a lovely time and we both said how we really must visit more often as we live so close!

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Harriet XO

 

13 Comments

  1. Emily and Indiana

    January 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    That last photo is the sweetest! I think I need to tell Jack about this place for breakfast, it sounds perfect! xxx

    1. Harriet

      January 26, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Yes! Let’s all go together one Sunday or something xxx

  2. Sarah Cantwell

    January 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    These photographs are beautiful. You got some lovely shots of you both xx

  3. Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn

    January 26, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    What a beautiful castle. I love castles! It reminds me a bit of Caerphilly Castle here in South Wales. It looks exactly how you think a castle should look. Bet it was nice to escape the chaos of re-organising all the bedrooms! x

  4. Joanna

    January 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Gorgeous photos what a beautiful castle. Looks like a lovely family day out.

  5. Sarah

    January 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Great photos, love the one of the two of you!

  6. The London Mum

    January 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    oooo a proper castle with a moat!!! Looks like a fab day out. x

  7. Cass Bailey

    January 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    What a lovely place to visit, it looks so pretty and somewhere we’d love to visit I think x

  8. Jenna Richards

    January 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I love a good castle and this one looks stunning. We’re moving house soon so we’ve spend the last few weekends sorting stuff out in our house too so I know that cabin fever feeling very well. It’s good to get out. 🙂

  9. Kerri-Ann

    January 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Aww this is such a beautiful post. Your photos are stunning and I just want to visit the castle now. It looks stunning. Thank you so much for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures and I hope to see you in Feb x

  10. MrsS

    February 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Such lovely photos! The castle looks so pretty- what a perfect day – thanks for sharing xx

  11. Claire

    February 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

    What a beautiful castle. Gorgeous photos of what sounds like a lovely day #myfamilyadventures

  12. Alice

    February 15, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    These photos are so beautiful!!I want to come hereeeee. I love Bella’s coat!

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