Winter fun and winter sun #CountryKids

This week has been COLD – to put it mildly. We have had our first layer of frost on the ground, and the wooly hats and gloves have been pressed into service.
The cold doesn’t stop Gemma and Jacob from wanting to be out and about though. Jacob has been taking part in a construction club at school, and they have been making wooden animals. The leaders cut the wood into a selection of shapes, sizes and thicknesses and the children could choose what animal to make. The wood was then tied together with twine. Jacob made a deer.

In comparison, today has been warm and sunny. So warm in fact that I have put my washing on the line (but shhhhh – if you say anything it might rain!) We have been making the most of the winter sun and teaching Gemma to rollerblade. 
I think she’s got it! Hooray! Another tick off the winter bucket list and another little bit of independence for our grown up girlie. She can now rollerblade up and down the road with her friends. 
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. January 11, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Oh she looks like she’s got the hang of those skates well! I still can’t do that!

  2. January 11, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Well done to Gemma on her rollerblades and Jacob for making such great deer – we had some Reindeer that Nick the Farmer made here at Coombe just like these! Thanks for linking up and sharing their outdoor fun with Country Kids.

  3. January 11, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Love the wooden animals idea – lots of fun! And Gemma looks great on those rollerblades, too!

  4. January 11, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    Love those wooden animals, what a great idea! #CountryKids

  5. January 12, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Love the concept of the wooden animals. It’s good you’re making the most of the sun!

  6. January 12, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    nice to wrap up and get out. those wooden animals are cool

  7. January 12, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    oh roller blades bring back some fun memories , thanks for the great post x

  8. January 12, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Love the construction school club idea, those wooden animals look ace! Well done Gemma! 🙂

  9. January 13, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Ooh i used to spend hours and hours skating as a kid. I am looking forward to doing this with the children when they are older 🙂

  10. January 16, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Love those deer! Very clever and what a clever girl she will have hours of fun 🙂 #Countrykids

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