The Land Rover Owners Wife


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A wander along the wetlands

Humber Bridge from the river bank walk

Humber Bridge from the river bank walk

Back in February we decided to SORN Annie (our Series 3 Land Rover) because she needed some substantial work doing to her brakes and Mud, who isn’t getting any younger you know, decided that trying to get her ready for an MOT (annual road worthiness test in the UK), in mid winter with only the hard gravel drive available to work on, was something he simply couldn’t face …… especially when getting her through the MOT meant sorting the aforementioned brakes out, a bad enough job with a warm, dry workshop at your disposal, never mind sub-zero temperatures, rain and a gravel drive. So we declared her off road, parked her up on the drive and left her there for six months, with Mud regularly idling her on the drive to keep everything lubricated in the engine. Continue reading


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A splash park, picnic, pets, and plants

The walled garden

The walled garden

Having purchased a family season ticket for Normanby Hall Country Park, back in April, this Wednesday, with the weather set to be bright and sunny, I decided to make use of the ticket and took the Mudlets to Normanby for a picnic. Not just for a picnic, although that had been a promised treat from the start of the summer break, but for a mooch about and a peek at the newly opened water splash play park within the grounds. Continue reading


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Out and about with the Mudlets (part 2)

I thought this tree looked like a clenched fist

I thought that the top of this tree looked like an open hand.

With the good weather continuing, Mud and I decided to make the most of it and take the girls somewhere more local for a trip out. We settled on another favourite haunt, The Pink Pig which is a local farm shop and which we knew from previous visits, had a  farm trail and outdoors play area, the latter two items being accessible on payment of a small charge of £2.50 per person. In addition, there was a nice little cafe attached to the shop in which we would be able to get a coffee and something to eat. Continue reading