My Favourite 5 for August: Whipsnade Zoo, Shoes & Warwick Castle
The summer holidays are drawing to a close, and part of me is sad as we have had the best six weeks of fun. But I am sort of looking forward to getting back to ‘normality’ and back to work. Thea is starting preschool next month, so that will be a big change for her, and she’s raring to go. It’s going to be strange for me though – she’ll be going every morning, so I’ll have more time. I may even start going to an exercise class!
So what have we been up to in August? It mainly involves summer fun and our brilliant holiday to Cornwall, which I will write about another time, once I’ve waded through the thousands of photos.
We had a really fun family outing to Whipsnade Zoo. We’ve been there a few times and it’s always a great day out. Thea’s favourite was the butterfly house. Personally I find it kind of freaky – I’m not keen on things flapping in my face. But Thea and Ava loved it, especially when one landed on her head. She was also very impressed by the Tiger.
We spent a lot of time sheltering from the rain, but also got some lovely sunny spells.
And my favourites were the flamingos.
Dunstable Downs Kite Festival
We are keen National Trust members, but for some reason, we’ve never been to the Dunstable Downs before. But that has changed now as we went to the Kite Festival, and had a really fun day.
THea’s First School Shoes
We booked a shoe fitting for the girls at John Lewis (I have only just discovered you can even do this, who knew?) and it was very nice to go straight in and not have to wait. Thea was over the moon with hers. They are super cute but it’s making me so sad that she is going to preschool in a few weeks – she still seems so little!
We popped up to Warwick Castle for the day, and had such fun. I’d been as a kid, and Ryan and I went before we had the girls, but it was their first time. They were so good and climbed up all the (hundreds of) steps without complaining at all. I was so proud of them. I was debating about whether or not we needed the pushchair, as the girls don’t really use it much. But I took it for the stuff and I’m so glad I did as it’s a proper hike from the carpark – over half an hour. Not so bad on the way but on the way back I had both of them in it! This is an expensive day out, no doubt about it, but we did have a great time and used the Kellogg’s grown ups go free vouchers, so that helped a lot.
Homemade Ice Lollies
I found some ice lolly moulds in the cupboard, and also bought some new ones from IKEA so we have two sets. We’ve been enjoying making ice pops out of smoothie and still lemonade.