Thursday, 20 July 2017

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First day of the summer hols YIPEE! No lie-in because we were on baby-minding duties BOO! - to the lack of lie-in not Sienna. 

I made a point of not organising anything for the next few days, I was just going to let Thomas enjoy the first few days of the holidays at home. At 12.30 he came out of his room and said those fatal words "I'm bored". 

Sienna was asleep so we spent half an hour trying to make an origami swan, as you do, then resorted to good old fashioned paper aeroplanes. After she'd woken up and been fed, I made him get dressed, bundled them into the car and we went out to Heaton Park for a couple of hours for some fresh air. He's hard to get out of the house but enjoys himself when we do go out although I'm not sure he'll tell me he's bored again any time soon.

We had a lovely walk around, went to visit pets corner, made a plan to go back and hire a boat on the lake when we don't have Sienna, picked up a leaflet for treetoptrek which he's really keen to do and treated ourselves to ice-creams.

It was a really nice afternoon and I'm hoping there'll be lots more fresh air next week over at the Fylde coast.

Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday, you are such a lovely bunch of bloggy friends.
   

  

   

xxx




18 comments:

  1. What a lovely afternoon out. Fresh air, sunshine, ice-cream and animals! A great way to relieve the boredom.
    I hope you get to enjoy a lie-in tomorrow. X

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    1. I forget how much I enjoy a walk around the park myself Jules and I always feel so much better for getting out and about. There will be a lie-in tomorrow, not a big one, but definitely an hour extra which will do me nicely.

      What a lovely certificate Lily received from pre-school. Bringing a smile to somebody's face everyday is a lovely thing to do. xx

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  2. That's where after school/holiday childminding was good, 3 friends round everyday and no-one was ever bored....and I got paid! Luckily all except son were girls so a whole load of craft stuff and they were sorted ( son went off to play with a friend! rather than stay with 5 girls!)

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    1. Sounds like a win-win situation Sue. No idea why he said he was bored, he can go all weekend every weekend quite happily doing his own thing. Maybe he just thought he should be doing something different because it was the first day of the holiday. Anyway, he got more than he bargained for with the fresh air lol. xx

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  3. If you'd be so kind please bring the weather with you next week, I'd love it!

    Enjoy the holidays.

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    1. I shall pack it in my suitcase and bring it with me:) My friend took her class and the year above to St Anne's for their school trip. She visits a lot because her son plays golf - he's in America at the moment on a scholarship. Anyway, the children had a fantastic time. I knew they would, it's a lovely place. xx

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  4. that didn't take long! I'm quite happy to say that Violet has yet to utter those words to me, but we haven't even started hols yet so there is always time!

    Glad you had a good first day. One more day left for us! xx

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    1. Haha, I know. He never says he's bored, I think he just thought he should be doing something 'different' to what he usually does. The park was lovely. He wasn't keen at first and there was a bit of moaning about aching legs but he got into the swing of things eventually. And watching him eat an ice-cream at the end was a real treat for me.

      Hope Violet enjoys her last day at school. xx

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  5. We picked our grandchildren up from school this afternoon and they'll stay the night ready for the beach and crabbing etc tomorrow. There is lots of us meeting up so lots of children to play with each other.

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    1. I bet the grandchildren were super excited at having a sleeping over. Your day out sounds lovely and with lots of you going there should be nobody who gets bored :) xx

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  6. Blimey Thomas...half a day into the holidays and your bored....lol.
    When Ruby says 'I'm bored' I say 'I'm Sheila....pleased to meet you'. I expect that exchange will take place a few times over the next week or six.

    I do love that park and really wish we lived closer to somewhere like that.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I know! What surprised me most of all is he NEVER tells me he's bored so I really didn't expect it on the first day of the hols. I'm wondering if he's outgrowing/bored of his Xbox.

      Haha, love your reply to Ruby. When we used to whinge "it's not fair", mum would reply with "no, it's rabbit wool". I'm sure I was in my teens before I understood that!

      Heaton Park goes through stages of being nice then neglected unfortunately. I really wish they'd do something with the house but it's all down to money as usual. It used to be a 5 minute drive from us but now it takes 15 minutes because they closed the main entrance at our side so we have to drive all the way around to the back, which takes us through several sets of lights. Bit of a pain really. xx

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  7. Hi Suzanne
    I did a big long comment yesterday that didn't publish. Having same problem with Sheila's blog. Catriona

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    1. Oh what a pain. Hope you get it sorted out soon I like to hear from you :) xx

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  8. He's practising for teenagedom! Guess what I did on my first day off...WENT IN TO WORK!!! Had so much to do - turns out can't write reports about the children when you are with the children! It was good actually as loads of us were in.
    The park near me has zero llamas! You are very lucky!! Xx

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    1. My teacher friend did as well Rachel. She's moving year groups next term and so she has a new classroom to set up. She's brilliant at her job and tends to get put where there are problem areas so she had to do the same last year. Everybody else gets to stay where they are, so no new classroom and no new curriculum for them. Obviously it pays not to be one of the best in a school!

      We have goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits and donkeys as well as llamas - just saying :) xx

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  9. Sounds like a lovely afternoon out to chase away the boredom! When my daughter used to say she was bored, I'd suggest she swept the house, or dusted the furniture, or weeded the garden! She soon learned not to say she was bored! LOL.

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    1. We were never bored as children either Bless for the same reason, Mum could always find us something to do!

      The positive side to his boredom was we all went out and got some fresh air. It might look warm in the photos but it was a bit chilly that day. The boys have their shorts on but I had trousers and a coat and was just nice. Warm enough for ice-creams though :) xx

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