A walk in the bluebells at Rutland Water, May Day 2014

Despite numerous walks recently in search of these beautiful blue flowers we finally found what we were looking for on the path between Whitwell and Barnsdale at Rutland Water thanks to my friend Karin. The Beans were amazed when they saw the blue/purple hue stretched out before them beneath the trees.

Bluebells As you can see from the lighting in some of these shots I am still trying to get to grips with my DSLR Camera. I have been attending lessons with a very good teacher but sadly for me, the baby brain is a real hindrance because whilst it all makes sense in the classroom, once I have slept for a couple of nights it all become a bit of a blur. Oh well, I’m happy with my shots nonetheless.

BluebellsI think this conversation was going something along the lines of “did you see any bugs crawling on this tree stump, do you think they are going to crawl up my legs” hence Little Bean has her feet suspended in the air!


This picture sums my Beans up perfectly, as much as they argue they really do love each other and are especially protective of their baby brother.


I don’t think I ever did find out what was on the end of his pointy finger and to be honest, I’m not sure I really want to know either!


The best way to get pretty shots of this little lady is to make her laugh, she has the most beautiful smile when she is laughing.




Jelly Bean is STILL not really that interested in walking by himself. He will walk holding your hand but let go and he sits on the floor. He was fascinated by the bluebells, notice the open mouth expression. I was amazed he didn’t try to eat them.


Finally a picture of me and the Hubby – I never get photos of me on family days out so this is a rarity but Little Bean and Beanie Boy wanted to give it a go and I have to say, I am very impressed with their efforts!

Rutland Water

I love Rutland Water as there is always something different around each bend, whether it be a new landscape or a different prop to stick the Beans on for a photo opportunity.

Rutland Water

Down by the water’s edge, Little Bean and Beanie Boy had lots of fun throwing stones into the water and Jelly Bean made his best attempts at escaping – that boy is a fast crawler! Thankfully I remembered my tripod so I was able to get a family shot, just missing Curly but don’t worry we will get him next time.

Rutland Water

Finally, this is our new favourite place at Rutland Water, an outdoor gym which is brilliant and was a big pull for many families. It all works on your own body weight – turns out I was heavier than I thought, either that or I am a weed! My favourite picture has to be the one of the Beans standing on the chairs for the pull down. So funny!


  • mummymattersmum

    May 7 at 3:42 pm

    What brilliant photo’s – you all look like you had a brilliant day. Well done yet again love!!

  • Little Miss Adventures

    May 7 at 5:43 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. That outdoor gym is fab isn’t it? We had lots of fun back in February with Little Miss.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      May 7 at 7:12 pm

      We had a lovely time, really wishing we lived that little bit closer OR had one of those outdoor gyms in our own town 🙂

  • Sue tomlinson

    May 7 at 6:22 pm

    Fabulous photos, looks a great place, where exactly is it,.?

    1. IamMummyMatters

      May 7 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you. This is at Rutland Water which is near Oakham and Stamford. Gorgeous place 🙂

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)

    May 12 at 6:40 pm

    Such lovely family photos amongst the bluebells and an amazing place to explore with all the beauty and fab play areas too! A lovely family day out having fun together, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  • Alison

    May 14 at 11:08 am

    Gorgeous photos, the blue bells look amazing

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    May 14 at 6:02 pm

    Amazing place! Bluebells field is really pretty magical to visit! Lovely smiles on everyones faces too =) #countrykids

    1. IamMummyMatters

      May 15 at 8:39 pm

      It was beautiful, so much better than I was expecting it to be. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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