We’ve had a great week with my mum and dad, at their static caravan near Lancaster. The boys have truly loved it. Lovely Bloke and I have a lovely time as well, it’s just been in a different way – seeing my mum and dad playing with them, tickling and giggling, and “doing jobs” together. And we got to have a curry out together yesterday evening and a couple of drinks which was much needed.
Seeing Uncle S and Aunty J. Did you know that he is the funniest and most muscle ist person in our family? We all had dinner out with him and Aunty J, courtesy of Grumpy Grandad and Grandma and they all played pool together.
Grandma, me and the boys walking to Scorton and got soaked on the way home.
Blackpool circus – fabulous. Blackpool Sea Life Centre – distinctly average. Think it’s been shortened to make way for a crazy golf course, which was much better than the actual sea life centre.
Playing in puddles at the beach in Morecambe.
A second round of crazy golf.
Swimming at a huge pool in Morecambe where E made friends with Big Boys who were age 7 and 9.
Tea out, lunch out and afternoon teas with cake more times than we can count.
It’s funny, I feel like I haven’t stopped but can’t work out why until I think about everything that we’ve done. But at least I’ve managed to swim a couple of times and we’ve also been able to get my dad in a swimming pool for the first time in at least 40 years. I know, 40 years. He’s done so well – having a go at swimming, using a woggle and really making an effort. Life’s too short for him to not have a go, isn’t it? I hope he keeps it going even though we’re not there with him to provide social pressure to get in the pool! Maybe my mum will even buy a costume and then they could go swimming together? That would be so great if they did.
So all in all, it’s been a good week. I also kept work ticking over, but now it’s back to the usual for both myself and Lovely Bloke. With one week of the hols left, Lovely Bloke has got to sort lots of school uniform labels and shoes, and get them back into a bedtime routine. I think that latter is going to be the difficult bit as their bedtime’s have gotten later and later as the weeks have gone on!
Anyway, back to the washing pile. Some things never change, no matter how much fun you have on your holiday….