It’s been a VERY busy summer. It’s safe to say the school holidays have flown by (even though I know they aren’t over!) I am so glad that I have managed to do the things I would usually be rushing about trying to do a day before school starts… which is namely buying school uniform!
Becky’s Mom came to stay with us for 10 days, which was lovely. We all really loved having her here and there were lots of tears when she left. Then a day after she left, a friend of mine – who I have known since 1998 (we ‘met’ online by accident – longish story), came to stay with her daughter. It was the first time we had actually properly met!
It’s safe to say, we’re a bit chalk and cheese, and on paper you wouldn’t have as pegged as friends, but there weren’t any uncomfortable silences and her 11 year old daughter and Luke got on fabulously.
Unfortunately as soon as she left we only had one good family day on the Saturday, before Bug came down with a virus
She’s been ill ever since, with a temperature. Doc says virus, so we are waiting it out but with a prescription on hand for antibiotics, if it goes on longer than 5 days! Poor baby… and Mom and Mummy are very tired from lots of getting up in the night. Zzzzzzzz.
I obviously hate hate hate it when any of my kids are sick, BUT as any parent or carer knows, the cuddles that go with it are very very nice. Bug is so independent at the moment and doesn’t really sit still for a moment, so it’s been nice to have her chill with me for a bit. We (Bug and I – in the spare room) even did some co-sleeping again last night, she hasn’t co-slept with us for ages because she usually thinks it’s party time when she gets in to our bed!
Just before she got sick, we went on a day out to a local funfair! Its a travelling funfair and touts itself as Europe’s Largest travelling theme park.
I had seen some posters advertising locally it a ‘pay once and go on as many rides as you want’ type thing (within a 4 hour block) and was intrigued. I asked around on a few local FB groups, fully expecting people to tell me how rubbish it was and what a waste of money it was – and everyone was full of praise!
Well Saturday was the second to last day they were local to us and the only good day with good weather, so we seized the day and went.
It was brilliant! Even Bug enjoyed her first ever rides (I was slightly neurotic mother stood to the side of camera ready to jump in and catch her and considering running around in circles around the ride as she went!)
We went with some friends and their 3 kids too so Luke had friends to ride with – although I LOVE a funfair, you couldn’t keep me off the rides.
There were also 3 giant bouncy castles along with all the usual rides you would expect to see at a funfair, a few portaloos (alway pretty grim and I’m afraid these didn’t disappoint on the grim-ometer), and a couple of food stands; one selling burgers for about £3 and some thai noodles- oh and the all important ice cream van!
The Waltzer’s are always my favourite and it didn’t disappoint, we were spun round and round and round! This was us on the on the Orbiter!:
As much fun as we had, of course we went for the Kids – who had THE most fun. Here are a couple of pictures of the day and a few of the things we went on:
I felt like the 4 hours we were there, went by SO quickly! It is such good value for money, I would recommend it to everyone.