This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling Find out more about Barny here.
My girls were very pleased when we received our Barny sponges. We haven't had these before in our house but according to my six year old they are very popular at the school lunch table! We received the apple and strawberry flavours and both girls really enjoyed eating them, so much so that they were gone before you could say Barny! The great thing about these little Barny sponges is that they contain no added colours or preservatives and they are individually wrapped so are perfect for lunch boxes and snacks when out and about too!
We have also been on a little family adventure to Lulworth recently. If you didn't already know, Lulworth is in Dorset (which is where we live). There is a beautiful little cove called Lulworth Cove funnily enough and a tiny village too. A short walk along the Jurassic coast also brings you to Durdle Door. This is a beautiful place to visit if you ever have the chance. The last time I visited was when I was at school so we thought it a nice idea to take the girls.
Being January the weather was bitterly cold but the sun was out (a bit) and we had a really lovely day taking in the sights and adventuring around the village. As it was out of season it meant there was hardly any people or tourists so we were free to roam around as we pleased checking out the pebbles and shells on the beach. We found a tiny mollusc which the children 'saved' by returning it to the sea. We also found a lot of tiny waterfalls coming from the white cliff's and running down along the pebble beach into the sea which the girls loved jumping over and inspecting.
Although we looked hard we didn't find any fossils but the girls collected a lot if shells and interesting shaped pebbles. They also found an awful lot of washed up seaweed but my three year old was positively not keen on being anywhere near it and would run screaming in the opposite direction when her big sister teased her about it! Ha!
We finished our adventure off with an ice cream for the girls (crazy children!) and hot drinks for the adults and also popped into Lulworth Castle for a very quick wonder around the grounds before heading home!
All in all we had a wonderful adventure and really enjoyed getting out on a crisp winters day, especially as it wasn't raining for a change. There was no arguing or bickering between the girls for the entire day and we all got home feeling happy and refreshed!