OMG, how is it June already?
It is half term for us and although we are sad that we haven’t managed to get away, it is tinged with relief as all the queues at the airports and flight cancellations making the news, is scary.
We have been enjoying watching all of the Jubilee celebrations and it has been lovely to get involved with some local ones too.
Here is our week:
Sunday 29th May
Eliza and Isaac are loving the new series of Stranger Things, so when Isaac discovered the clothing range in Primark, they just had to see if they could get some. Unfortunately for us, the range is for men and everyone had the same idea as us and all the small sizes were sold out.
After visits to three local Primark’s, Isaac got a Hawkin’s top, but Eliza’s Hellfire t-shirt came from HMV in the end.
Monday 30th May
Our only planned day out for the school holiday’s, a trip to Oxford.
We started at The Story Museum, which is a fabulous museum filled to the brim with interactive stories and books.
Once we had finished exploring, we visited all the Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford, including Christ Church College, New College and Bodleian Library.
Tuesday 31st May
After the adventures of the day before, we spent the day at home sorting the garden and putting our La-Z-Spa back up.
Both Eliza and Isaac helped jet wash and set it up.
In the evening I took Eliza to her life saving club, where they had an evening of races and fun and games on the beach.
The evening was finished off with a much needed hot chocolate treat.
Wednesday 1st June
Isaac normally does his volunteering on Brownsea Island on the first Saturday of every month, but due to the Jubilee weekend, they moved it to today. Whilst we were waiting for his boat, which watched a group riding foil water boards go past.
He spent the day making a pond dipping area to entertain kids visiting for half term, so when he got home, he was very happy to be the first person to test out the La-Z-Spa.
Thursday 2nd June
Our local Co-Op was running a colouring competition and were giving out sweets to all the entries, so the kids decided they would enter as many times as possible, whilst we were watching the jubilee celebrations on the TV.
We did manage to get them away from their art creations for a local walk, where they were busy spotting the local wildlife.
We were a little disappointed to find that our favourite ice cream van was no longer there and its replacement was double the price (and not as nice). Still, it was a nice walk.
Friday 3rd June
I worked the morning at Tesco and then it was off to Andrew’s Aunt’s house for some jubilee celebrations. We enjoyed a picnic and then use of their onsite swimming pool.
Saturday 4th June
More Jubilee celebrations and this time it was a party on the green outside our house.
The kids spent their time eating and running between us and the community centre, where they were doing free face painting and entertainment. It was a really lovely afternoon.
We finished the evening with an epic thunderstorm which literally shook the windows and doors. Sadly none of my lightening pictures were any good.
How was your week?