Our favourite five - June

So another month has passed in a blur – where does the time go?! It doesn’t even feel like summer, like it’s supposed to be – I think we have spent more time indoors than outdoors in the last month due to the horrendous weather. On the few sunny days we have had though, we have enjoyed ourselves outside doing some things featured in our favourite five for June 🙂 (Though I am a little late as I haven’t had any motivation recently, or I’ve been super tired – both have probably gone hand in hand actually!).

Open Farm Sunday

We never managed to make it to an Open Farm Sunday event last year as I hadn’t really seen it advertised but I saw that a local farm shop was holding one again this year so we stopped by after hubby came home from work. There was so much to do, with local produce food and drink stalls, farm machinery that the boys got to have a sit in, face painting, and a fire engine and uniforms for them to try on which they were so excited about! It was a great afternoon out, all for free too!

Trying on fireman outfit at Open Farm Sunday
He looks like E.T!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Hubby had a week off in the middle of the month and though I had driving lessons, and Jacob was at nursery for two of the days, and we had an appointment for Noah on one of them, we chose the perfect day to visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park as it was one of the sunniest days that week! It was somewhere I had wanted to take the boys for a while and I’m glad we finally did as it was a brilliant day out. It was such a long walk round and we were all shattered at the end of it, but there were so many animals to see and with some play areas dotted about, it was fun for everyone 🙂

Monkey on tree at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vita Coco chocolate

We were sent some Vita Coco chocolate flavour coconut water, perfect for the summer! (Summer, what summer? I hear you say. I know…). We’ve all been enjoying it and with me trying to be healthier and eat more natural, I love that this is purely coconut water, coconut milk, and chocolate as it’s a healthier drink for the kids too, but it still feels like a treat as it tastes mostly of chocolate with a hint of coconut. It does make a lovely summer drink that also feels naughty, but is good for you 🙂

Vita Coco chocolate coconut water


Since we moved last September, we have gradually been sorting out the back garden which was a bit of a mess, and giving it a whole new makeover. There wasn’t really much we could do through the winter but the last couple of months we have really been getting stuck in. The boys have their own little watering cans and gardening tools and love to help. Eventually we will have a herb garden and little vegetable patch, but I have been focusing on the borders the last couple of weeks. The boys are growing sunflowers and Jacob helped me choose these plants for potting 🙂

Potted plants

Afternoon tea for Macmillan

I saw Macmillan’s latest fundraising event Summer Lights advertised on Facebook a couple of months ago, and decided I wanted to join in with this one as I love organising fundraising events and I hadn’t done one for a while. I decided to go with an afternoon tea theme and I love how it all turned out. Even the boys put pennies in the pot for cakes, and with online donations too from people who couldn’t make it, I managed to raise almost £115, more than doubling my target of £50 so I was over the moon!

Afternoon tea for Macmillan Summer Lights

What did you enjoy during June?

Linking to –
#OurFaveFive with Suburban Mum


I'm Stacey, in my (very) early 30's, from a small village in North Lincolnshire. I'm a stay at home mum to two boys and a mental dog. You'll find me blogging mainly about food & lifestyle with a bit of random thrown in.

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  1. Sounds like a busy month in spite of the weather… Same here in Scotland, weather is such a disappointment. It’s great that you managed to find activities indoors and still enjoy it. At home, we are also constantly doing up our garden and buying new plants since we moved in. Your afternoon tea looks yum, and I’m glad you managed to raise more than you expected, well done to you! #OurFaveFive

  2. It looks like you had a lovely month. Yorkshire wildlife park is fab x

  3. Your cakes for Afternoon Tea with Macmillan looks delicious Stacey and the Wildlife Park sounds like great fun! Thank you for linkin up to #OurFaveFive and I hope to see you back again for August’s! x

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