I had a week off, and the original plan was to go to Rome, but original plans dont always come off for a variety of reasons! so we stayed at home pottering for the begining of the week, then went to babysit my nephew and then onto my parents. I haven’t been to my b-i-l house before, and he has lived there perhaps 4 years now? so interesting to nose. M had made up the pull out sofa bed for us for when we arrived, which was nice, and i brought with us mac n cheese for tea, tho bil had put lots of microwave meals in freezer. The kids then played the gun range on call of duty [i prefer them not to do actual shooting games. not sure how much difference that makes!]
The next day we set off for mum and dads, and whilst we stayed there each night someone went back to stay with morgan until friday, when he came to mum and dads. a bit of a muddle, but hey ho!
SB did a little bit of biol and geog each day at mum and dads, and on thursday had a classical civ meet up in london, that dh took her to. it was apparently v good, and she was v happy with it, and it will help her remember the oddeysey story [lets hope so] classical civ being her 4th gcse this year, and the one i remain the most worried about. She met her friend C, who she has loved doing the classical civ with. SO if this is all about education rather than exam passing, it has been very successful!
those of us at home did game playing. we were going to walk to the park, but DH had taken all our coats with him in the car! also the game we planned to play. but actually BB found alhambra a reasonable game to learn to play, so that was ok.
the following day we again divided in two, as SB, Nanny and I went shopping, as they have a rather nice shopping centre. Mum even bought herself something! SB had 80 of next vouchers burning a hole in her pocket and had a top up from mum and me, so did a very fun and successful shop. We had lunch at patisserie valerie – which was yummy. Also as we were going back to the carpark, we accidentally sat down and had cake there too ;). what is that i hear you say – eclipse?? bah humbug! such dense cloud that we had to watch on tv. cloud had completely cleared by 11 though
BB went to the village park with the men and enjoyed the new things that are there for slightly older kids.
more games were played, and cousin M came back ready for the weekend.