The last instalment from our school holiday.
S went back to school, first day of Junior school no less. T goes back tomorrow.
Back to Thursday now though and it was time for our summer trip with friends to Netley Abbey. I am lucky enough to have met, (20 years ago now!) through us starting at the same workplace within a few weeks of each other, a lovely person who became a good friend. She has 3 equally lovely children and we meet up each holiday at Netley Abbey. The children run around and play hide and seek, we sit and chat. It's a good arrangement.
Instead of the usual photos of the Abbey the ones I took this time were of two very smiley gargoyles.
I always pop into the churchyard on a Thursday to check on Dad's flowers and as we were leaving S and I spotted this squirrel sat on a headstone. Thankfully he stayed still long enough for me to quickly whip out the camera.
I was planning on a day of doing something on Friday but the children just wanted to mooch so that's what we did in the end. No photos of anything we did so instead I am showing off my new mixing bowl which I bought with some birthday money from my mum.
A crown motif with LET THEM EAT CAKE. In a lovely deep red. Perfect.
I'm not sure how many times our plans for the weekend changed. Salisbury was the plan for Sunday, then it changed to Saturday, then back to Sunday and then not at all.
In the end we went into town to listen to a free music event in one of the parks and took a picnic with us.
The forecast for Sunday had been dry and reasonably warm so we had planned a walk on the Common, a picnic and possibly if the sun did appear a splash around in the paddling pool up there.
Sadly the weather didn't live up to the forecast and it turned out our plans had to change! Fairly typical of the holidays this year I think.
It did give us chance to finish off S's homework though.
She had to make a poster about 'a fantastic day out' from over the course of the summer break and she chose our trip to Hythe.
Good job she has a mum who takes photos of just about anything and everything and so had plenty of things with which to decorate her poster with!