Speeding up!

I don’t know if it is the first hint of Spring – but oh my didn’t we get a shock when the temperatures dropped last week! – or the post-Covid urge to see folk and enjoy a modicum of travel but the last couple of weekends have found me trotting to Yorkshire to visit my children and their families.

As there is a risk of weeks passing before my next post I thought a few words and photos would keep us in touch.

There was a wonderful high-tea with No 1 Daughter, Peanut and Shrub for Mother’s Day. Poor No 1 Son-in-law missed out as work called, how dare it!

And this weekend a family outing to the fabulous Eureka the National Children‘s Museum in Halifax with No1 Son and Daughter-In-Law and Munchkin.

Eureka is an amazing place for children with learning offered at every corner.

Remember to look after yourself!

You can find out what it’s like to work on the drains, in a motor shop, at a bank or in a post office and other places beside:

Even the loos have something to tell you… did you know ….

Every one is considered with spaces for the under 5s, a good range of dietary requirements being met in the amazingly organised cafe, properly accessible facilities with hoists, and plenty of fun. I mean what could be better than to end the day with a triceratops?!

We had a full day and there was so much more we could have explored but the thoughtful folk at Eureka have that problem sorted too because for the price of your first visit, entry is free for the next 12 months.

Last but not least I have a new obsession. On Wednesday 30 March osprey returned to Cumbria, to one of my favourite Cumbria Wildlife Trust nature reserves at Foulshaw Moss! Watching the webcam of their nest is truly addictive, have a look https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/cams/osprey-cam. The nest is empty right now, of course I have checked! As the osprey love to do a bit of fishing I am guessing that they are looking for supper. They have been quite … erm … frisky … since they returned so hopefully there will be Easter osprey eggs soon. Exciting!!!! I mean forget reality human TV give me ospreys any day.

Well must go. House to clean and osprey to watch …

8 comments on “Speeding up!

  1. Rachael says:

    Thank you for posting M, i really have so enjoyed reading your blog recently. Sending you and all your family, happy Easter wishes. Love that you are now working for CWT and all you tell us about that. Very fond memories of drumming with Us4 and putting the world to rights along with sharing lovely food. Keep up the blogging, great to see your amazing crafting creations. Love Rachael x

    • Moke says:

      How lovely to hear from you Rachael. The days of Uz4 were really special and I often say that was a golden time for me and the children. Those children of course are now grown and as you will have read have children of their own. I hope all is good with you and M—o and that you are able to sing in harmonies again. Happy holidays. Mxxx

  2. usfman says:

    In South Florida, I observe ospreys year around but sadly I notice they often build their nests dangerously close to human infiltration. Keep up the good work with your children”s family.

    • Moke says:

      How fabulous. I am pleased to hear that species we think rare are regulars elsewhere. Here people (including me!) are so excited and addictively watching the webcam. Thankfully our osprey seem to pick out of the way spots, they were extinct in the UK until they were reintroduced into Scotland in the 1950s, perhaps they learnt a hard lesson about people. It is great to see my granddaughters, Peanut is poorly at the moment with chickenpox. Poor little thing. M

    • Moke says:

      Apologies but I accidentally deleted the lovely comment you made on my post Dogs really are… I was replying using my new iPhone and got caught out by a delete command that I thought I had cancelled but obviously did not! Like you I too miss having a doggy companion but work and cost of vets‘ bills makes it prohibitive, nonetheless I occasionally look after my daughter‘s two dogs. They are a real tonic. Sorry again for losing your comment and my reply. Best wishes M

  3. This post made me happy i visited Eureka once as a child I’m so pleased your grandchildren got to take part in the activities there.

    • Moke says:

      It was fab. A magical day out with everything really well organised. My daughter in law like you had gone as a child and she was really excited and re-lived her childhood visits. For me the dinosaurs were perfect end to day. M

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