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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 😉 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 all 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 skipped 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 £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 garden 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! 😉






Harriet xo


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  • Emily and Indiana

    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

    August 11, 2016 at 6:22 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

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

      August 11, 2016 at 6:30 am Reply
  • Mother Under Measure

    That looks lovely, I love picking berries! x

    August 11, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Chantal Milk&Nappies

    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

    August 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • rebecca wilkinson

    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!

    August 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      Goooooo! They will love it!! xxx

      August 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • This Mama Life

    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 🙂 x

    August 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm Reply
    • Harriet

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

      August 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    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.

    August 13, 2016 at 9:57 am Reply
    • Harriet

      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

      August 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm Reply
  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

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

    August 13, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply
    • Harriet

      Such a fun yet cheap day out! xo

      August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy

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

    August 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      Thanks Toni. She had so much fun! xo

      August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • kerry norris

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

    August 15, 2016 at 6:21 am Reply
    • Harriet

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

      August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    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

    August 15, 2016 at 9:19 am Reply
    • Harriet

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

      August 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

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