Schools Out ’16 / WEEK ONE

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I am guilty of staying home most days in the holidays, leaving the exciting stuff till the weekend when we can all get involved but this Summer I decided to get out and do some stuff! I have 2 kids (for those who don’t know) and my eldest (Ella) is only with my half of the week so part of the reason I didn’t used to plan activities was because I didn’t want to leave her out but now Milo is older I really have to make plans for him too. So Monday/Tuesday we have Mummy & Milo Days and when Ella is back on a Wednesday (I work Thursday/Friday) we do something together. I thought I would share a snapshot of what we’ve done each week on my blog both to inspire those of you out there looking for ideas to keep your kids busy but also to give me some accountability. I WILL have something to share every week, even if that’s a picnic at our local park it’s more than I might have done in the past. I’m trying to schedule work around my days with the kids which has meant very busy evenings and weekends but a day off adventuring or playing in the garden is so much more enjoyable when I’m not constantly nipping back inside to edit something or stealing time for emails. As luck would have it our lovely childminder has taken Milo to Butlins for the day today so I have lots of time to catch up on what I didn’t do this weekend because of a new obsession which I’ll talk about tomorrow.

IMG_9087IMG_9077IMG_9057IMG_9056IMG_9060IMG_9097IMG_9143IMG_9120IMG_9133IMG_9118IMG_9142This week we went to Manchester via bus, train AND tram.. Milo was so excited just to get to Manchester that be hugged e and thanked me for taking him.. at that point we’d just sat on a train for 90 minutes, bless him. We went to Heaton Park where we rode a land train, had a picnic, watched some people on the boating lake and wished we’d brought more cash so we could have a go and met with some friends to blow bubbles and play. On Tuesday (Hottest day of the year) we bought Summer supplies and spent the day in the garden with our new paddling pool and chalks. We also made some crafts – all of which the dog ate soon after. I had lots of fun with the Go Pro this week in the paddling pool, that blog will go up tomorrow.. can’t wait to get it in a proper swimming pool when we go to New York. We went swimming with Ella on Wednesday and then back for more garden fun. I’ve barely had them out of the pool since I blew it up ,best £12 I ever spent! This week I’m hoping to take them to our local indoor trampoline park, it looks like so much fun but I’m nervous one or all of us will break something. I also need to book in a physio appointment now I think of it but maybe I’ll save that till after I’ve jolted everything out of place..

What did you do this week?

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