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Throw back to the bank holiday Monday! Wish it was another! How quick does the normal routine go. We have renewed our @nationaltrustni membership and enjoyed exploring the @giantscausewaynt last week. There was much exploring, climbing and adventuring followed by some surfing! Great extra day off!! We are determined to explore more of our lovely Northern Ireland over the months ahead! * * * * #adventurekids #belfastblogger #niblogger #causewaycoast #exploreni #northernireland #loveni #lovenorthernireland #ireland #giantscauseway #northcoastni #irelandwithkids #seetheworld #travelblogger #familytravel #familytravelblogger #fearlessfamtrav #seetheworldwithkids #littleexplorers #wanderlustkids #daysoutuk #daysoutwithkids #greatoutdoors #adventurewithkids #getoutside #bankholidaymonday #niexplorer #farawayfiles #irelandtravel
Bank holiday weekends in the #northcoastni are our favourites. Today we enjoyed exploring @downhilldemesnent with our lovely friends. Love the exploration and wondering of these little ones. * * * * #wanderlustkids #discovernorthernireland #northcoastni #causewaycoast #northernireland #kidswhoexplore #wildlittleadventurers #getoutside #loveni #ilovenorthernireland #kidswhoexplore #fearlessfamtrav #lovenorthernireland #familytime #daysoutwithkids #nikids #screenfreeadventures #nationaltrustni
We are home - late night ferries in the wind are not so pleasant but we made it into our beds about 2am. Cue tired little bunnies today. About a million washes done, ready for school and work tomorrow. A great Easter adventure to Scotland over. But I did manage to get our first blog post up from it. It’s a guide to Isle of Skye with kids. Check out the link above and let me know what you think!! * * * * #littleadventurers #scotland #thisisscotland #scottishroadtrip #scotlandwithkids #explorescotland #highlandsandislands #scottishislands #isleofskye #isleofskyescotland #loveisleofskye #travel #familytravel #familytravelblogger #fearlessfamtrav #daysoutscotland #iamtb #farawayfiles #exploreuk #niblogger #belfastblogger #traveldestinations_ig #wildandfreechildren #showthemtheworld #wanderlustkids #kidswhoexplore #wildandbravelittles #welovescotland #scottishislands #hikewithkids
It’s been a busy one today- we’ve sailed on Loch Ness in a hunt for Nessie, driven through more beautiful scenery in the Highlands and hung out with the Polar bears including the cute and cheeky baby Hamish and explored the driving safari at @highlandwpark. Now we are tucking into a delicious Pizza Express in Perth.
The magical Claigan Coral beach - what a find and well worth the 2 mile long hike down there and back again. It looked like something straight out of a tropical holiday brochure yet in Isle of Skye! Fascinatingly it is made from crushed bleached skeletons of Red Coraline seaweed. It makes the water look tropical blue when the sun shines and has a finely crushed white beach. Full of wonderful shells and on a low tide day you can cross over to Lampay island on a causeway! Pure magic and maybe my new favourite place. * * * * * #scotland #lovescotland #scottishislands #isleofskye #isleofskyescotland #claigancoralbeach #scottishroadtrip #traveldestinations_ig #familytravel #iamtb #familytravelblogger #wildandfreechildren #fearlessfamtravel #welltravelledkids #adventurekids #littleexplorers #littleadventurers #globetrotters #showthemtheworld #loveyourtimetogether #wanderlustkids #kidswhoexplore #wildandbravelittles #thisisscotland #venture1105
Wow Scotland you are spoiling us. Today we explored the Faeire Glen. We climbed, explored, hiked and adventured. These 3 loved all the little fairy rocks. It was magical and wonderful. We’ve been playing fairy games since with overflowing imaginations. 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️

Much like Mary herself, we flew into London on a blustery day (with a rather bumpy plane landing). Smart shirts on, and even smarter manners ready, off we headed  to a story book afternoon tea extravaganza at The Shard, Mary Poppins style. A mirrored menu was shared with us all, any special dietary requirements consulted. 

We began with a choice of fruity teas, coffee or proper hot chocolate. Adults could choose from some medicine bottles full of champagne. Solo in charge of these 3 for the afternoon I didn’t partake, tea it was.

Napkins tucked in, the first course arrived. Miss 6 was delighted with the delectable crumpets and smoked salmon, Mary’s choice of course. A selection of classic English sandwiches- cheese and pickle, crab and cucumber, ham salad and egg mayonnaise served on a range of breads. 

Mary Poppin’s bag itself arrived, and from it fresh hot scones appeared. We all smothered them in fresh jam and clotted cream. Delicious! 

Then, a wonderful cake stand floated in to the table, standing on Mary’s boots and topped by a wonderful umbrella, three layers of delicious sweet treats. We enjoyed a ‘strike me pink’ sponge, Mrs Corey’s gingerbread star, a ‘back to front zoo’ golden syrup tart and Mary’s cherry filled chocolate mousse hat with an edible flower on top. Practically perfect! 

Finally, when it was nearly time to descend from the epic citywide view from the 32nd floor of the Shard in the AquaShard restaurant, freshly spun raspberry candy floss. Our ever smart waiter offered everyone who wanted a second candy floss stick. 

The children made a good go of the full range, I was beat! So a little doggy bag came away with us. The views from the aqua shard across London are fabulous. Miss 6 was taken with the bathrooms and the fancy sofa. The attention to detail was fabulous. A pricey but special treat enjoyed by my 3 who had strangely impeccable manners throughout!! 

Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea

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