Day 231 – Sunday 18th August
Eldest went to horse riding and then a chilled out afternoon. I loved this picture of Bee and the little pony trying to get a look at each other!
Day 232 – Monday 19th August
Bee was invited to a play date at one of her karate friends homes. I got her some cakes to take with her. She had a lovely time and thankfully was well behaved!
Day 233 – Tuesday 20th August
Woke up and as the weather was forecast to be nice decided to go out for the day. Decided to see what National Trust properties were nearby as we have membership and ended up going to Woolsthorpe Manor…the home of Isaac Newton. We saw his apple tree; the original one blew down but it grew back again.
Day 234 – Wednesday 21st August
Another nice day was forecast so decided to go to another National Trust property recommended by a friend yesterday: Lyveden New Build. I initially thought it might be a bit boring for the girls but realised that on Wednesdays in the summer holidays they had activities like bug hunting so we went and spent a couple of enjoyable hours there. Bee got to make a bug hotel and then both girls did a spot of bug hunting. The teenager did resist initially as I guess it wasn’t cool enough and she said it was bug abuse! But eventually she started chasing some butterflies!
Day 235 – Thursday 22nd August
Hubby took today off work and we decided to go to Kew Gardens in London as I have been wanting to go for a while. The place is lovely to walk around and they now have a children’s garden which you have to book 90 minute sessions to play in. Bee loved it! There are currently some amazing sculptures placed around the gardens which were interesting to look at.
Day 236 – Friday 23rd August
A new bubble tea place opened last week which I have been wanting to visit and went to day with a friend and our girls. Never had bubble tea before and opted for a mango fruit one which was pretty refreshing. Then popped to the local cathedral which has a huge model of earth on exhibition.
Day 237 – Saturday 24th August
Start of a bank holiday heatwave. I don’t like the heat to be honest, combined with frustrated travellers during bank holiday so have nothing planned except keep cool indoors. Might get Bee’s pool out at some point but with the final week of the holidays coming up the plan is to not do much and just relax…so books, TV, the Wii and general relaxing it is. Might try to get some blog posts done too as haven’t blogged much over the holidays. Enjoying the quiet and the garden…today there were lots of butterflies on the buddleia and also spotted a dragonfly flying around.