Seeing that we are now proud owners of our own four wheels, we are much more independent now and can actually go places without having to rely on public transport and waiting for a bus that has space for a pram. You won’t believe how happy we are. It might not seem that special to the majority of people, but to us it really is as it opens up so many doors.
On Saturday, we decided to take Amy down to Ashton Court as it’s been a while since we last made a trip there with my mum and sister last year and what can I say? She absolutely loved running across the fields and chasing the dogs. It was just too funny to look at and also a little scary at times. Amy is completely fearless and decided that it was a great idea to put her hands into the mouth of little Bichon Frise that jumped up and down on her. I almost had an heart attack, but she wasn’t taking any notice and kept giggling and squeaking with excitement. After a good two hours, she was so exhausted that she kept falling over her little feet, so we decided to have a picnic in the middle of a field and nibbled on pears, cucumber and lots of other yummy snacks before we walked (Amy and Ben galloped!) back to the car and grabbed a cheeky ice-cream!
After a short visit to Ben’s sister’s house, we wanted to head home, but because of the lovely we decided to head to Chew Valley Lake instead. I have lived in Bristol for four years now and our house is only a ten minute drive away from the Valley, but it was the first time that we actually stopped at the lake. It is absolutely beautiful out there and a great place to spend your Saturday afternoon. There were lots of families with children around, which was really lovely, and a great playground for the little ones. You can even find a restaurant and a tea house. I would have never thought that there was so much on offer out there. I was expecting a little lake that you could walk around in an hour or two, but after a little research I found out that Chew Valley Lake is the fifth-largest artificial lake in the United Kingdom with an area of around 1,200 acres. It was created in the early 1950s and opened by Queen Elizabeth II herself in 1956. Not bad, eh? But that’s not all. Chew Valley lake provides the majority of drinking water for the city of Bristol and the surrounding area. Amy was obviously not really interested in that. She preferred running around on the grass and picking dandelions for mummy and daddy. Her proud little face was just too cute!
All in all, we had a lovely Saturday and I can’t wait to go on our next adventure! Autumn is fun, don’t you think?