It’s about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
My last ‘Point Shoot’ post was about a trip to my Mum and Dad’s house. This post is back to very familiar territory – a couple of weekends ago we visited Owletts – a grand National Trust property in Kent.
- The welcome we received when we arrived at Owletts was very warm. We were one of the first visitors (we do have a family of larks after all!) and were greeted by a very knowledgeable gentleman who was kind to the kids as well as chatting to us. The family who still live there (it’s not open every day) were on hand and dressed up in costume happily answering questions and allowing our children to stroke their dog and even feed him some doggy treats too!
- Our eldest loved doing the owl trail around the home and we all got involved spotting the birds as we went from room to room which was great fun. All three children loved making cards with the two lovely volunteers who were very friendly, chatty and warm. Our son had a go at quilling and the girls even put kisses in the cards they made (the first time they’ve done this!)
- Hubby and twin 1 also got a chance to snuggle on the very comfortable sofa and read some children’s books together – all about owls of course :-).
- The garden was super with the weather being warm enough to picnic. We were able to admire the beautiful colours of the trees and leaves as we noticed signs of the changing of the seasons. The children loved playing on the tree swings and with the balls that were scattered around.
- We were able to wander in the field next to the garden. The children loved being that close to the sheep (or ‘barbys’ as Twin 1 calls them).
On our way home we reflected on how much we’ve used our annual National Trust family tickets this year and were very appreciative of my hubby’s Mum and Dad gifting them to us last Christmas.
Have you had a chance to get outside recently to enjoy the autumnal sights and sounds?
I’d love to hear from you.
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