My Favourite 5 For June: Flamingos, Camping & Colouring
June has been a really busy month for us, with a camping trip over half term, a wedding anniversary, Father’s Day, Blogtacular, and Ava’s Sports Day. With only a few weeks left at school, I am frantically trying to fit in as much work as I can, so I can have the six weeks off with the the girls.
I’ve wanted them for ages, and finally the Asher Flamingo Vans are mine. The only problem is I can barely wear them as I don’t want them to get ruined in this awful incessant rain.
Scandia by Zeena Shah
I recently rediscovered my 6th Form yearbook, and the caption by my name is something along the lines of ‘Never happier than when she has a fistful of colouring pencils.’ I did Art, Geography, and English Literature A-Levels, so I did a LOT of colouring in! One of my best friends got me a signed copy of this beautiful adult colouring book, by the delightful Zeena Shah. I treated myself to some new colouring pencils, and just need to find the time to get stuck in now.
Half Term Camping
We spent the coldest week that I can remember on the Suffolk coast, in my dad’s camper van (or the Gampavan, as Thea christened it).
We had a great time overall, but the weather was absolutely dreadful, and that did spoil it a bit for me, I must admit. We stayed at Haw Wood Farm campsite, and it was brilliant – I’ll review it properly soon but if you’re looking for somewhere to stay with great facilities for kids, near lovely coastal towns, it’s a great place to go. We spent a lot of time on the beach at Southwold and Walberswick, and finally got a sunny day on the last day.
Our 9th Wedding Anniversary
We didn’t really do much to celebrate our anniversary – we are saving for our kitchen so we didn’t go out or anything. For nine years, the gift suggestions are copper, ceramic and leather, so after some very heavy hinting, Ryan got me this beautiful gold and porcelain necklace (close enough, right?) from HowKapow.
I got him a copper bottle opener and some leather trainers. They didn’t fit (I did get the right size though) but it’s the thought that counts! He got some for himself in the end. You can see how young we looked on our wedding day as we were kindly gifted a beautiful personalised photo frame.
I thought Sports Day was going to get rained off, but in the end it was OK, and didn’t start to rain until after it had finished. Ava had a great time, and even won her running race, which was very exciting as she still wants to be a running racer when she grows up.