Hello. Remember me? I used to write this here blog, back when it was being written.
One elongated stomach bug (from which I have finally fully recovered) and an Easter holiday later and it feels like time to give it another go.
One of the things I’ve found with blogging in the past is that once I’ve stopped for a few days I find it hard to get going again. It feels like I have to write an absolutely amazing post to justify not only my absence, but also my decision to start up again. Well, don’t hold your breath. This will be the usual mundane witterings you’ve come to expect from me, just with a few more pictures than usual.
It’s been an eventful couple of weeks.
We went to the Hornby factory in Margate. Did you know that Hornby made Scalextrix? No, me neither.
The husb and I made airfix cars which the smalls then painted. I can safely say that the husb enjoyed that more than I did,
and we even took a little something home with us.
We tried, and failed, to lose the children in Crystal Palace Park maze.
It all took a turn for the serious when the boy ran right through the overhanging branches of our silver birch (in full pollen) and came out looking like this.
This meant that the silver birch, which used to look like this:
had to have a rather severe hair cut, to stop him running through it again, leaving it looking like this:
Whilst documenting the trim I dropped my camera. I am still kicking myself. The body survived but the lens is no longer with us. I really am going to have to get to grips with my 50mm lens now.
We had a visit from our newest niece, who the boy is quite a lot in love with,
and we went all the way to Bath on the train (could I be just a little bit pleased and proud about how beautifully behaved my children were on the train)
to meet our newest nephew:
who I am more than a little in love with.
The boy submitted to his 6 monthly hair cut,
and we rounded off our holiday with lots of trips to the park. Always a favourite in this house. (Note, these were all taken on the same day, but there were many more visits, honest!).
All in all, I’d say we’re ready to go back to school but in a “rested and relaxed” kind of way, rather than a “thank goodness the holidays have finally ended” kind of way.