Friday, 9 August 2013

This week: summer holidays week 2

Just managed this one post this week, as we are off on holiday at the weekend. As well as keeping busy with the children, I've also been packing and getting ready for our trip. I'll be taking a week off the blog while we are away.
 Our week was a bit more low key than last but enjoyable nonetheless. The better weather made it easier to do some simple activities outside in our garden. We had lentils and dry spaghetti out a couple of times, which both children had fun with. I had also saved a big, tall box that I opened out and had them both paint on one afternoon.
 We got feet measured and new shoes for both children one morning, got the last bits of my son's school uniform ready for September. We met friends in the park one day but it was cut short by a heavy rain shower. My son has continued his swimming lessons each afternoon and is making some good progress.
Our one big outing for the week was to a farm to do some fruit picking. We went with some friends and had a great time picking raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. I have fond memories of fruit picking from my own childhood so it was nice to do it again after all those years with my own children. I bought some cream and meringue nests to make Eton mess using our freshly picked berries, one of my favourite British summertime desserts!
 How was your week and what did you and your children get up to?

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  1. Lovely photos! Hope you've had a really good holiday. Looks like you enjoyed the start of the holidays first :)

    We've done very little, to be honest. Had lots of work to do (poor little mite) then we've had some rubbish fortune with family members and hospitals :/ Just the way it goes sometimes! xx

    1. Thank you, it has been a nice start to the holidays.

      Sorry to hear about the family members and hospital, that is never easy. Hope it is nothing too serious or upsetting. You're absolutely right, sometimes that is indeed the way it goes and there's nothing we can do about it! xx


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