Visiting The New Forest

We
popped into the New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst to see the some snakes and
lizards found in Britain. The reptiles
do prefer warmer weather so sightings cannot be guaranteed on rainy days like
we had. Although we were fortunate and
managed to see a snake (an adder), a frog and a toad, enough to keep the boys
happy they had visited the small attraction. 
The staff were very informative and friendly, you can do your little bit
to help the reptiles by paying for the car parking (£2), although voluntary I
made sure we did, as it’s nice to do our bit to contribute.

We
had a look around the shops in Lyndhurst, quite a sweet little
village with a tempting sweet shop and a nice bakery. The boys picked a book each from the charity shop and we browsed
around a few other shops, until the boys were not following the mantra “look
with your eyes not your hands!” and we decided to move on again.

Then we parked up so we
could see some of the New Forest ponies. The boys really enjoyed visiting the New
Forest, such an expanse to explore, running around letting off steam! The New Forest ponies are beautiful, there
are lots roaming around the area.

#newforest #newforestpony beautiful part of the world x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:41am PDT

We
made sure we kept a sensible distance from the mares and their foals though as
understandably they can feel very protective (aren’t we the same with our charges!).

The
boys were quite relaxed here, getting along well, chasing each other, playing
in the water that had collected by making “potions”, adding lots of natural
ingredients.

My boys love making “potions” #newforest #imagination x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:33am PDT

It was lovely watching them enjoy each other’s company.

Missed my boys today #backtoschool glad they had a great summer though! x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:54am PDT

To be honest I think the simpler we have kept the activities the better the boys get along. It was very peaceful because of the bad weather less people had ventured out, but I feel my two need fresh air whatever the weather, because if they are kept cooped up for too long they get grizzly!

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