The summer is undoubtedly a hectic period and it’s difficult to find time to sit down and gather together all my thoughts on the things we have been up to. It’s also more difficult to find a spare moment to myself with six weeks to fill for Meg and Eli too!
Usually I drop off the grid a little bit on the blog and I know that others in the community do likewise as we all go adventuring and memory-making but I’m going to try and be a little better and at least give you a snapshot into what we have been getting up to. I might forget for a week or two but do pop back and there will almost certainly be something for you to see.
If not, then my Instagram account is the place to catch up with us over the summer as I will regularly be found over there. Do pop by and say hello.
But onto the first week! It was kind of a cheat week as the kids were still at school on Monday and Tuesday so I had a bit more time to rush around getting all kinds of last minute bits and pieces done and preparing for the start of the holidays.
We’ve had a few slow mornings which have been perfect; after the longest school term it has been truly blissful to not have to rush uniform and breakfast and finding reading and homework books but to just take things at our own pace.
Of course Eli is such a high energy boy that we couldn’t spend all day at home so we have also tried to combine movie watching and chilling out with some time outside as well. We spent the first day in the pinewoods near to our home; one of our favourite places to be and it’s always so quiet.
We saw, literally one other person the whole time we were out and although it was clouding over when we first set out, the sun soon showed up and we spent hours just running through the woods, up and down the dunes and generally having a merry old time.
The kids favourite game at the moment is Harry Potter so I just found myself a comfortable tree stump and read whilst they scurried about pretending to be in the Forbidden Forest.
We also took advantage of a summer offer and headed to our local Trampoline Park; we couldn’t have chosen a better day either as it rained for almost the entire morning.
In and amongst all the busyness there was even time to go and meet a very special new addition to the family. I tried to leave my broodiness at the door but really…it was very difficult!
I hope that you are enjoying the summer break as much as we are!