Tigerlilly Quinn: A day out in Cardiff

Thursday, 10 July 2014

A day out in Cardiff


A little day out in Cardiff with our friends, click below to read more


(last four pictures taken by Side Street Style)

I'm so in love with these pictures from our day out in Cardiff last week.

Myself and Laura had been noting lately that we were feeling in a bit of a slump. I don't know if it's the fact that the sun is now shinning daily (fingers crossed may that last!) but thinking of anything other than enjoying the outdoors leaves me a bit uninspired. It doesn't help of course when work needs to be done but I always think the best remedy for getting out of a creative slump is to just get out, get out the house take a walk, scrap your plans for the day and just recharge.

So that's what we did.

Wilf and I hopped on the train to Cardiff from our local station and within the hour we were there and heading for a quick babyccino/coffe stop before meeting our friends.

Laura's son (A) and Wilf had met before on a journey to London and it was so sweet how they remembered each other and got stuck into playing within minutes of reaching the park. Wilf is around a year younger and it was actually a brilliant age gap for a play date, he was more than happy to follow A's lead when it came to initiating games and when you are a child playing tag age really doesn't come into it all that much.

Wilf had brought his beloved mammoth with him on the journey so Laura suggested a quick stop to the museum to take a look at some of the dinosaurs there and also the model mammoths. Turns out the life-size animatronic dinosaurs are a little frightening for a two and half year old so we quickly headed to one of the learning spaces to read books and play with puzzles. I was really impressed with Cardiff museum and if it had been a rainy day we would have definetly have stayed longer.

As it was such a sunny day we headed back out to the park cafe for lunch and ice creams. The boys met a rather friendly squirrel (a little too friendly in my opinion, I'm sure he would have taken that ice cream right out of Wilf's hand there had we not backed off!) and played in the soil.

Wilf came home that day with a stick, a pinecone, a grazed knee, feet black from the earth and clothes covered in mud. Sign of a good day I think! 

16 comments:

Polly Davies said...

looks like you had a great day out! Cardiff's a lovely place, we're well overdue a visit there!

Linda Hobbis said...

I live just outside Cardiff. It's a fab city - particularly for kids. Great photos.

Debra Carr said...

You haven't had a successful day if you haven't got a grazed knee to show for it. The photographs of the boys are fab, how happy they look. My little man would love the museum.

Mellissa Williams said...

Cardiff museum is brilliant. When they are older I bet they will love the Dr Who experience. Techniquest is also worth a visit too.

spicers1976 said...

What lovely scenery in the photos

Em Rathbone said...

It looks like the boys had a blast, Cardiff seems like a fantastic city for children

Michelle Ordever said...

What lovely carefree photographs of the boys running around the park! x

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Sounds like the perfect day hun. The pictures are lovely. WIlf is such a dude :) xx

Alex {Bump to Baby} said...

Your photos are amazing. They seem to tell a story! The little squirrel is adorable! :) (Can you tell I'm an animal lover, haha?) xx

Debbie Johnson said...

What a great day to visit- glad the weather was perfect for you. Gorgeous photos- love how up close they got to the squirrel!

Jen Walshaw said...

I adore the smiles and the joy in their faces. too cute. O also love Wilfs trousers and braces. Cute overload

Jess Helicopter said...

Hooray! My hometown! Love that you went to the Museum! Next time you could go to the castle too. In school holidays there are always activities for kids of all ages. Everyone come to Cardiff...yey!

Globalmouse said...

What great happy photos! I really want to explore Cardiff a bit more, it's a great city.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Great pictures! You can see how much they are enjoying themselves! Glad to hear you had a lovely day!

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Sounds like a great day! Love the photos. Cherry is at a great age for playing now, we can go to peoples houses and the kids will just go off and play, although yesterday Cherry was having so much fun dressed up as Queen Elsa that she didn't want to go home and cried for about half an hour after leaving! Clearly other people's houses are much more fun than our own! x

Helen said...

I love those photos - I think they have really caught the excitement of your day - cheeky squirrel too!

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