Monday 15th August
Today was the day L’s friend was flying back to Ireland. I had to face the journey to the airport on my own … on motorways! Something I wouldn’t have done years ago. I was a little nervous all morning but I put my big girl pants on and realised this child needed to get to the airport for her flight. I had no choice but to do it … and I DID. Big milestone for me.
I may also be a bit of a geek but I adore airports – I love all things to do with them and planes. I don’t know why, I always have done.
It was a baking hot day so on the way home I stopped off at a motorway services and treated the kids and I to a nice cold drink from McDonalds. OMG The queues were awful and everyone smelt really hot and sweating so stood amongst them all for half an hour just for three drinks was not fun at all Haha.
Tuesday 16th August 2016
Another gorgeous sunny day so we headed to Highcliffe Castle with my sister & nephew. L even come with us today too. C loves taking a ball there and having a run about on the lawn – he usually finds someone to play with whilst he’s there. It’s such a beautiful setting and only just down the road from us. Plus they sell cakes and ice-cream! What more could you ask for 😉
Wednesday 17th August 2016
I was meant to be meeting a friend and her girls but something come up and she had to cancel. So instead of wasting the day and more good weather we headed to Hengistbury Head with C’s bike. There’s a really lovely 50 minute walk you can do which eventually take you to a little beach. We usually do the walk/cycle there and then get the land train back again.
Thursday 18th August 2016
It’s MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
We had a family day out to Paultons Park – we’re so fortunate to live so close and we go at least once a year (if not more). The weather was boiling hot all day but we had the most amazing time. C is a little daredevil and loved all the big rollercoasters. It was the first time we had seen their new section “The Lost Kingdom” and I have to say we were all so impressed. They really have done such a great job of the theming and they have lots of great new rides too. I took a ton of photos that day but here are just a few.
We then went out for dinner on the way home … who wants to cook on their Birthday!
Friday 19th August 2016
The kids and I met with my Sister and Nephew today at Sprinkles Gelato ….. Oh my word they do the best waffles and pancakes. They do every flavour ice-cream known to man. Literally they do everything. It was a very naughty but nice lunch date. The weather was so different to yesterday too – it rained all day. So pleased it didn’t do that the day we were at Paultons Park.