We had a great time this Bank Holiday. I tweeted on Friday that as I looked out of the window at the gale force winds and torrential rain, I simply didn’t see how the weather would turn nice enough to spend time outside over the extended weekend. But I was definitely wrong!
On Saturday we got up bright and early in the sunshine(!) and hit our local charity shops to do some bargain hunting. I managed to get my favourite ever game ‘Boggle’ for 79p and it’s all intact so I was very pleased. That will be coming with us to France next week for sure!
Meg was very pleased with her straw hat find too although it was a tad squashed at the bottom of a basket so now has some random creases in it; any tips for de-squishing a straw hat gratefully received!
On Sunday we went to Church as usual and then spent the afternoon playing in the garden at a friend’s house. The kids had great fun splashing in the paddling pool and being “wet monsters” according to Meg! Eli wasn’t so keen but I think it was perhaps a little bit colder than he was expecting.
Monday, my OH gave me a lovely long lie-in and then we went round to my parents house where the kids spent the majority of the time running round the back garden playing hide and seek. Their garden is brilliant with lots of different pathways and as it’s quite overgrown in places, it is full of ideal hiding spots.
Eli still hasn’t quite managed to grasp the ins and outs of hide and seek and, much to Meg’s dismay, will still just hide in the same spot he last found Meg in. Meg isn’t much better as she can’t stay quiet for more than 5 minutes and is prone to shouting out “I’m here” if you take too long in trying to ‘find’ her.
Typical though isn’t it, that this morning it is chucking it down with rain.
It was nice whilst it lasted!