Catching ‘Real’ Sharks At Box Hill

Our Saturday’s usually consist of dropping the big ones at their chosen activities at its just me and the youngest two that meet up with my sister to go out and find some fun.

We were very indecisive today and finally decided to take a walk up at Box Hill.  She was not so keen on the idea as she was sporting 5 inch heels!


Instead of taking our usual drive up to the top of the hill, today we decided to find the stepping stones that we had not visited before.  This proved a little tricky as the signposts were not great and we tried several different locations until we finally found our way.  

We took a picturesque walk through Burford Medow which takes you alongside the River Mole.  There were plenty of trees to clamber over, a rope swing over the river that none of us were brave enough to try and a beautiful bridge that we stopped on to play ‘pooh sticks’ for a while. 


A coupe of minutes on we got to the stunning stepping stones.  It was so calm and serine, a real beauty spot.


Number four was very annoyed that I wouldn’t let him bound over on his own and he was making my nerves bad by fishing for ‘real’ sharks over the edge with his stick!


We spent a good while here by the waters edge, digging in the mud and having sword fights with sticks.

These are always my favourite kind of days.  Wandering through the countryside really letting kids be kids with their imaginations running wild.  I mean I bet you didn’t know there were sharks in Surrey!!



Birthday Celebrations At Southbank 


I have done a fair bit of travelling over the years, but London always holds a special place in my heart.

I love the hustle and bustle, the eclectic range of people and the wonderful architecture the city has to offer.


We are only about a 30min train ride from central London but don’t visit that often as squeezing on and off the trains with all the children is no mean feat!  For us Southbank is always the perfect place as it is only two overground trains away and directly outside Waterloo station.


We went to celebrate my eldest turning 18 and we knew there would be plenty of things for us all to do once we got there.

We we not disappointed as we got there and after a short walk came across a super cool exhibition that offered free badge making and colouring for the children.

As always mine were starving so we had a quick coffee and cake stop before walking along the river.

Once we were refuelled we went exploring and found some cool brightly coloured plastic strips that they had great fun running in and out of, a great sandpit that they had a great time digging in, and our usual trip to the park.


We stood for a while looking at the street entertainers who scared the life out of number four to start with!


Number two loves scooting and skate boarding so we spent a good while by the skatepark watching all the tricks.


After lunch we spent our last bit of time there taking in the sights whilst number one had her first ‘legal’ drink!


A wonderful day was had by all and we will be coming back very soon to check out the Carston Holler exhibition at the Hayward Gallery which looks  fantastic.