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Our First Fruit Picking Experience

As a first time Mama, in those early days you and your baby will share a lot of ‘firsts’ together. But as your baby grows they become much less frequent. Well, last week Bella and I shared another ‘first’together. We both went fruit picking for the first time. I knoooow. How the hell have I got to twenty two and never been strawberry picking? I’ve clearly lived a very sheltered life šŸ˜‰ It’s been on my Summer bucket list since before Bella was even born and despite my best intentions, we have just never got round to it!

We went along to Maynards which is pretty local to us with my sister and niece on a beautifully sunny Wednesday afternoon and had such a lovely time. I honestly could not believe how much enjoyment we allĀ got from something so simple, Bella especially! She had such a blast searching for all the fruit and every time she found some she was so pleased with herself. My sister and I couldn’t stop laughing at her as she skippedĀ along with her little basket saying ‘Ooooh amaaaaazing’ at every plump little raspberry she spied!






We must have spent a good hour and a half at the farm and our little basket of fruit cost me less than Ā£4 which is an absolute bargain. For that price, I think fruit picking has quickly become our new favourite sunny afternoon activity!





I think it’s super important to teach children where their food comes from and fruit picking is wonderful for doing just that. We already have a raspberry bush in our garden which Bella loves going to pick fruit from and we of course have our hens for our eggs but I’d love to maybe plant up a little kitchen gardenĀ for Bella to grow bits in too. Any tips on fool proof fruit or veg to grow then do let me know, let’s just say that gardening isn’t exactly my strong point! šŸ˜‰






Harriet xo


  1. Emily and Indiana

    August 11, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Ooh these pictures are gorgeous, especially the one with her scrunched up little nose! I can’t believe you e never been fruit picking before haha xx

    1. Harriet Lee

      August 11, 2016 at 6:30 am

      Thanks lovely! I knooooow, I can’t believe it either! Will definitely be making it a more regular thing from now on though! XO

  2. Mother Under Measure

    August 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

    That looks lovely, I love picking berries! x

  3. Chantal Milk&Nappies

    August 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Such lovely photos! We took Zach berry picking last month and he absolutely loved it! Hope we will get to go again before the end of the season xx

  4. rebecca wilkinson

    August 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Every year I promise the monsters we will go strawberry picking, my eldest is 11 and I’ve still never taken her! This year is the year…I PROMISE!

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Goooooo! They will love it!! xxx

  5. This Mama Life

    August 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Ahh I’ve never been fruit picking and am always seeing friends out and about doing it! Need to get it sorted, it looks so much fun. Your photos are gorgeous šŸ™‚ x

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      You must take Isla! I am sure she would love it! Thanks so much Sarah xxx

  6. Sarah

    August 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I’ve never been fruit picking before and I’m 35! Lol We always say we’ll go and never get round to it. Strawberry and tomato plants are easy to grow in the garden.

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Ahhh well that makes me feel a little better! You should totally go!! Ooh fab thank you, I’ll have to get some of those then! xo

  7. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    August 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

    We went fruit picking last year and it was so much fun! I hope to go again before summer ends.

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Such a fun yet cheap day out! xo

  8. Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy

    August 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Such gorgeous photos, she looks like she’s having the best time!

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Toni. She had so much fun! xo

  9. kerry norris

    August 15, 2016 at 6:21 am

    We love fruit picking. We bought a family pass to our local one. Glad you enjoyed it. The picks are lovely x

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      A family pass sounds like a wonderful idea! Thanks lovely xx

  10. Everything Mummy

    August 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Ah lovely me and the girls went yesterday , it’s lovely to do with the children isn’t it! Your photos are gorgeous too xx

    1. Harriet

      August 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks Amy! Yes so much fun! Hope your girls enjoyed themselves! Xo

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