Friday, 26 August 2016
How is that during the summer break when the children were younger and I was off with them we were busy with days out but I still found time to blog about it all and now they are older and mostly doing their own thing I don't seem to find the time?
Here we are at the end of week 5 of the school hols and not a thing about them has been recorded.
Let's do something about that right now.
T's summer antics are very straightforward. He has either been putting in extra shifts at his paid part-time job or extra shifts at the charity shop. Another month and he'll have been volunteering there for 2 full years! His focus, with exam results now in, is very much set on what to do come September.
S's holiday began with a week at school. An activity week at her new senior school where the children did fun stuff such as cookery, team building games, bracelet making, a cycling proficiency course and a sports afternoon. The children were able to meet other new starters, a few of the teachers and get a good feel for the school layout whilst it was empty. G and I went to the sports afternoon family picnic and when we left S said 'Why can't school start again next week, I'm so excited.'
Other highlights for S have included sleepovers, lots of visits to the park with friends, a trip to town to shop and have lunch as part of a friend's birthday treat, hours riding around on her bike and two separate days spent with my mum whilst G and I had to work. Picnics in the park were a regular occurrence in holidays past but we've only managed one of those so far. Plus there has been a special treat of a trip to the theatre with Auntie D, J and G to see Cats and we have completed part of the zebra trail (post to follow).
There was a low point when S hurt her back, how it happened we just don't know but st one point it took half an hour to get her out of the car. Thankfully she is all ok now.
Squeezed in around all of that was a few days away with me and G in Eastbourne- that's a whole other post as well.
I must also mention all the Olympic watching which took part. Not by T and S but by me and G. What a fantastic result for Team GB. It was an absolute delight to watch athletes excelling at what they do and then conducting themselves so well during all their interviews, fabulous role models.
With the bank holiday weekend coming up and a extra day off next week I hope to get round to visiting all my friends and seeing what's been keeping all of you busy.