We’ve had a fun week over half term. The girls have enjoyed not having a routine, and I have enjoyed not getting up and running round like a mad woman trying to get everyone ready and out of the house in time!
We had a (very) low key Valentine’s Day where I made heart-shaped waffles, but that was about it!
We haven’t done all that much really, which was really nice. We had a fun trip to IKEA where the girls enjoyed writing shopping lists and eating cinnamon rolls a nice lady gave them.
We also had a very, very muddy adventure on a local farm, on a very rainy and cold day. To be honest, I can think of nicer ways to spend an afternoon than squelching about in the mud, and walking in streams. The girls started off enjoying it, but started feeling the cold and wet and got a bit miserable after an hour or so. Ava even said to me “Mummy please can we never come here again?” and I did sympathise! They loved walking in a stream under a tunnel though, where we then had a duck race. Ava got to go over a rope bridge, which she loved, but Thea was a bit small for that. Then they got to scramble over a net, which again Ava enjoyed but Thea was too little to enjoy it. Luckily my friend had taken biscuits, so that helped with the winging! We finished off on a rope swing which the girls both LOVED, though I was pretty scared as it was really high, and Thea is not that reliable at holding on. That swing it for the girls, and despite a bit of moaning in the middle, they are now talking about when we go back again. But I am going to wait until it’s a lot warmer!
Another day we had a lovely walk at Stowe Landscape Gardens, a lovely National Trust property. We go there quite often, and the girls love collecting sticks and looking for animal tracks.
It’s such a beautiful place to visit, whatever the season. I didn’t take many photos, but the snowdrops were out and it looked gorgeous. The girls enjoyed some flapjack and babyccinos in the cafe afterwards, yum!
We also did quite a lot of making, with the girls using up pretty much every item from the new craft box I got them in one sitting!
Did you have a nice half term? I hope you had some fun and managed to relax a bit too! I had a cheeky day off on Saturday and went to London for the day to meet an old friend who was visiting from America. I had brunch with her, and then when she had to go off to catch her flight home, I met another friend and had an afternoon brunch, lucky me! It was so great to have a break and spend some time with friends without being interrupted with questions and demands!