Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Almost over

The summer holiday has had its moments but on the whole I have enjoyed spending so much precious time with my two mischievous monkeys!  It’s with mixed emotions that the holiday draws to a close.

We have kept quite busy.  There has been plenty on in the community, a drama workshop, craft sessions, a nature trail, a Zoolab session meeting some creepy crawlies at the library (I held a cockroach go me!) and an entertaining magic show.

We have seen family and friends and had visits to the seaside eating far too much ice cream and donuts in the process and failing at crabbing again (why do we never ever manage to get even one, a little one would do!).  The boys enjoyed some rides and 2p machines though which helped with the disappointment of a crab free haul!

The beach comes with its own set of hazards; dive bombing seagulls and dogs that are drawn to peeing on our sand sandcastles!!! Anything remotely raised seems a target for some breeds!  Our beach bag got hit the other day, hubbie had to rinse it off in the sea… ha.

Further a field we have been to Knowsley Safari Park, Greenwood Forest Park, the farm and a cinema road trip to see Monster’s University.

But part of me will be glad I can get the house in some kind of order, probably cut back on food shopping a little (blimey do they go through snacks at a right old rate!) and maybe use my extra time to learn how to cook.  My friends are always going on about their slow cooker recipes and what they have rustled up in the kitchen… I just listen on in awe!

My favourite memory of the summer has to be the boys deciding that whilst they are together for the holidays they are each other’s best friend!!!  

They seem to have got much closer over this holiday; admittedly they still fight (a lot!) yet they are cuddling more and enjoying each others company.

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