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Monday 29th August 2016 Well so much for our ‘stay at home and chill Mondays’ …. that didn’t happen today … despite is being a Bank Holiday too. Instead we spent it up at our local hospital in the eye A&E department. Discovering last night C had a squint that we had never noticed before we phoned up our local supersavers to explain the situation and to see if they could give him an eye test and they advised us to go to the hospital to have them checked. Due to it being a Bank Holiday he had a few very basic tests and we were told to return tomorrow for more. Tuesday 30th August 2016 Back to the hospital today for more eye tests for C ….. we still have to have a further appointment because although we found out today he will require glasses we have to go back…

Monday 22nd August 2016 If you have read my pervious summer holidays posts you’ll know Mondays tend to be a bit of a home day for us during the holidays. So we just pottered about doing household chores and C played with his toys. Tuesday 23rd August 2016 C & I went to Adventure Wonderland today with a couple of people from my work and their kids. The weather was absolutely glourious and we had such a great day. Wednesday 24th August 2016 We met a friend and my sister at Moors Valley Country Park. We’ve not been there yet this summer so it was nice to do something different. The weather was again really hot and sunny but because you’re in the forest for half of it the trees kept us in the shade which was really handy. We walked loads today though and my poor feet were feeling…

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…

Monday 8th August 2016 L’s best friend flew over from Ireland to stay with us for 10 days on Saturday and the weather was forecast to be totally amazing this week so I got planning as many activities as I could. As usual my Mondays are a house/blog catch up day. But I did have to pop to a doctors appointment first thing. There’s a park right opposite so I took C there once we were finished in the doctors. We spent the afternoon at home though. L & her friend went out and about and cycled into our local town to have a look around. Tuesday 9th August 2016 Today we went to a local dry ski slope centre. I met up with a friend and my sister and obviously we had L and her friend too. I managed to find a deal online that morning whereby I paid…

Week 3 – almost half way through the holidays already. Check out what we got up to in week 2. Monday 1st August 2016 As usual Mondays is our only ‘home’ days during the week whilst we’re on the summer holidays. It gives me a chance to catch up on things at home. My Sister, Brother in Law & Baby H did pop over and they bought an epic lunch with them! It was what lunches should be all about … lots of salad, pots of pasta, cold chicken & french stick! Tuesday 2nd August 2016 My sister and I took all three kids swimming today .. L even joined us! We went to one of the local pools where we’re members and went to the indoor pool, due to the weather not being brilliant. It was a bit too cold for the outside one. Afterwards I needed to pop to…

Are you all enjoying the Summer holidays? This is what we got up to on our first week. Monday 25th July 2016 Monday seems to be our ‘day at home’ during the Summer … C usually term time goes to a music class on a Monday so it’s actually making a nice change to have a ‘down day’ after the weekend. He’s happy to just play with his toys whilst I catch up on housework/washing/blogging. Tuesday 26th July 2016 C & I were invited to a blogging event on Bournemouth beach in the afternoon. We headed down and joined some other bloggers for some fun and games on the beach in aid of keeping children safe on the Bournemouth beaches which is sponsored by Liverpool Victoria. We were provided a lovely lunch and they had an afternoon of games planned for the children. The weather wasn’t brilliant and a few…

Wow what a fab weekend! It’s been full on as usual but we’ve had a brilliant one. The weather has been a.m.a.z.i.n.g too. Saturday 13th August 2016 We had a child free day!!!!! That hasn’t happened in about two years. C went to spend the day with my sister & nephew & L has her friend over from Ireland to stay with us so we all drove to West Quay in Southampton – the girls went off on their own for a few hours and we did the same!! It was so lovely to be able to have lunch just the two if us and have a nice stroll round the shops and IKEA. West Quay have dedicated the entire third floor to food places & restaurants so we had an abundance to choose from. We decided to try something different, go somewhere we’ve never eaten before … Wagamama. I…

I thought it might be nice to do a post at the end of each week to document what we have got up to over the summer holidays. We’re booking up our diary nicely with lots of fun activities so I just hope the weather is nice, dry and sunny. Monday 18th July 2016. The first day and after a super busy weekend we had a really lovely day at home. The weather was absolutely beautiful and sunny so C & I spent the day on the garden. He spent 6 hours in and out of his paddling pool and we both just really enjoyed pottering around. I put his slide into his pool and he loved sliding down into the water. He had so much fun. L was still at school. Tuesday 19th July 2016. We headed to a local splash park with my Sister & Nephew. Again the…

Hello July! Another month has gone by and we have less months till Christmas than we’ve already had since last Christmas if that makes sense! Time is flying by. Lets hope July actually brings some us some nice sunny weather. We’ve had the odd nice day during the past month but nothing long term. I’ve remembered sunny days in the past to last for weeks .. not just a day before the rain comes again. It’s actually been more like Autumn recently with the rain and grey clouds we’ve experienced. We’ve already had the longest day too which means each day will get darker in the evenings little by little. So come on Summer …. we’re waiting for you. June for us has seen a nice surprise visit from my step-dad for the night, he totally took us by surprise by turning up at our doorstep one evening, and we spent…

Tuesday 28th June 2016 On Tuesday my Sister & I took C & my little Nephew to Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth. Adventure Wonderland is a park themed around the classic novel “Alice In Wonderland” They have rides and attractions aimed at children up to the age of 12, a hedge maze and an indoor soft play. Characters from the novel can be seen walking around the park (we only got to see the Mad Hatter on Tuesday though). The day started out with glorious sunshine, so we got to the park just after they opened at 10am. Luckily for us due to it being a school day the park was really quiet and it stayed like that all day too. We didn’t have to queue for the rides at all. Due to C being over a metre tall he was able to do every ride they had apart from one. The pirate ship…