We had a lovely weekend, courtesy of our friends, who paid for us all to go to West Yorkshire and spend the weekend together. We had a lovely weekend in the snowy hills of Slaithwaite and the fact it was snowing made the break away extra special. Albeit cold. The barn was absolutely perfect, lots of space and stunning. We had an amazing time out and about, but also inside the barn too.
The greatest thing about this weekend was being together and making the most out of doing what we wanted to do. We spent the morning in the fresh, snowy air. Then we did a bit of LEGO and Christmas crafting in the afternoon. It was nice. But the children did get a little ratty about 5pm and the day of togetherness became a bit too much! After a quick run around the garden before dark, dinner and a nice hot bath, we had a special surprise.
Because we were all together, in a barn, in the middle of nowhere, one of our friends paid for a chef to come to the barn and cook us all dinner on Saturday night. It was an incredible experience. The chef comes to your house with their equipment and food, then whip up a wonderful three course meal. It was delicious. They even made up a lovely vegetarian option for me.
Sunday morning we got up to beautiful snow capped hills and fields of white. We headed out into the snow again for more fun and games. We walked for hours around a reservoir, the children had fun throwing snowballs at each other and it was just nice to get some fresh air. The scenery was incredible. The hills and valleys make for such a great back drop. I wish I could wake up to scenes and landscape like this every day! This weekend break in Yorkshire has given me the snow bug, I cannot wait for more now.
Fiona - Coombe MillNovember 22, 2016
I love their little rosy cheeks and you picked a great weekend, these past few days have been anything but lovely and I feel sorry for our guests here, I’m just hoping the forecast sun tomorrow arrives! In your case how wonderful to have those snow capped rolling hills, it would make being outdoors in the fresh air a joy. I do like the idea of the chef service too, a real grown up treat at the end of a day.
Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids
Heidi @him_me_threeNovember 22, 2016
What a lovely trip away. looks like you had a fabulous time-and what a treat to have your own chef! #countrykids
Karen (@karenjwhitlock)November 23, 2016
Love that you have had a bit of snow. My two are desperate for some snow here. Your photos are gorgeous. I love the idea of having your own chef cooking you up food whilst you are on holiday.
Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)November 23, 2016
What a wonderful weekend. I love that you had a chef come and cook you a meal and the children look very snug and warm in their hats and coats. I’m slightly envious of you getting to enjoy some snow too! 🙂
Joanne AddisonNovember 24, 2016
i live near Slaithwaite, so it’s great to hear you had a good time! The scenery is great around there – next time you should go to the handmade bakery in slaithwaite and have some food there – it’s amazing ! #countrykids