Category Archives: fun

A week in the North York Moors

Here are a selection of photos from our week away in the North York Moors National Park.
We stayed in a huge house and met up with good friends and their 3 boys aged 7, 6 and 4. As you can imagine, chaos reigned until around 8 every evening… but it was great fun and something we’d definitely do again!


Cuthbert running to see the lifeboat at Runswick Bay…


Cuthbert spinning at the excellent playpark in Danby


Dibble climbing the cargo net – “I did it! Oh yeh!”


Is it the Polar Express? Or the Hogwarts Express, perhaps?
Sadly not, but almost as exciting!


Dibble throwing stones into the wee moorland beck


Running through the ‘tube’, as it became known!


Looking south from Scarborough Castle on the bleakest day of April!
It really was cold!


Roly poly down the banks at Scarborough Castle proved to be a major hit!
What more do 6 boys need than a grassy bank?


Whitby piers

McGrew and Dibble trying to get soaked by the waves (and succeeding spectacularly!)


Cuthbert and Dibble waiting excitedly for the steam train at Goathland

Do you have a curly tail?

Dibble was telling his Grandpa all about ‘Story Party‘ yesterday, and recounting the exciting story he’d been listening to. It was all about a farm, and Dibble had been given a cuddly pig to look after during the story.

Grandpa asked Dibble if the pig had a curly tail.
Dibble replied ‘Yes’

Grandpa then asked Dibble if he had a curly tail too.
Dibble replied ‘No, I have a willy!’

It took a long time for Grandpa to stop laughing!

Newcastle Maker Faire

We’re planning on going along to Maker Faire on Saturday. The Discovery Museum and the Centre for Life both have loads of cool stuff going on…
… like Racing power tools, challenging the world’s fastest Rubik’s cube solving robot, making your own 3D glasses, getting your photo taken by a six legged robot, dancing with a robot made of recycled bottles…
Fun fun fun!

The fort

This has just appeared at the bottom of our garden…

Well – perhaps not just appeared!

After much toil (45 man-hours), driving wind, temperatures as low as 2 degrees, and with the help of Mrs DHG and 6 good friends, not to mention Nana and Bog for keeping McGrew, Cuthbert and Dibble out of the way during construction, the fort is now complete and open for business…

All welcome to make use of it – just give us a phone to make sure we’re in first!
And when we’re not all on it, children can use it too!