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EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY 2017

The grandchildren have had a busy couple of weeks, I love to hear about what they are doing.  Jade celebrated her 15th birthday with one of her presents being another trip to London to see her favourite singer Ollie Murrs with her Mum.

She also spent a day with her pony riding along the beach and a family meal in the local pub which I did manage to go to.

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One of my friends Carol spent a month in Australia visiting her daughter and husband who live on 10 acres of grape vines.  I asked her before she went if she could get me a fridge magnet as I collect them from places I go and bless her she remembered and got me a pink one, I was so pleased with it as forgot when I lived there.

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My eldest daughter got her new hot tub up and running not being able to wait for husband Darren to build pagola so up went the gazebo and it did the job and looked excellent.

Children had far too many eggs but enjoyed the hunts and eating of them.  All back to school tomorrow and that’s another holiday over, next one is the end of  May.

 

 

 

 

WEEKEND AT CAMBER SANDS

 

We have holiday parks in the UK and one of them is Pontins at Camber Sands so I took Izzy, Alfie and Mia there for the weekend and they loved it.

In one of the daily newspapers called the Sun you can collect ten tokens and then you get the holiday for £10 each person, so it is a good deal and there are so many places you can visit.  I picked this one as it is not very far away as it was just for the weekend.

This park is one of the biggest I have ever been too, spread out over a large area with so many different things for the children to do.  Also entertainment every evening in the clubhouse.  Children’s clubs run everyday with lots of different games and sports for them to attend if they want to.

The dinosaur park is really amazing with sound to all the creatures.

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Shame about Alfie getting eaten though!  LOL

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These bikes were a hit with everyone and so much fun for the kids.

Glow in the dark glasses, bracelets and necklaces went down well during the evening also bubble machines.  A great pound shop for the kids to spend their pocket-money and a supermarket with everything you would need.

We all had so much fun that we are going to book this park again.

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FRUIT PICKING

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I cannot remember when I last went fruit picking so it was a pleasant surprise to go here with Billie and the children today.  I seem to recall that it was just strawberry’s we used to pick years ago and eat as many as we picked, I did not eat any today so I must be all grown up.  The farm shop is stocked with just about anything including gifts, meat and plants also lots of home-made jars of chutney, jam and sauces, I could have spent a fortune but I just got these strawberries and they cost me £2.80 plus 15p for the punnet which you can take back and use again. So it is all a bargain as I got so many as you can see in photo.

I could not get over how big it all was and you could pick so many different types of fruit, I didn’t get to the plums this time but will defiantly be coming again.  The little kids loved it as you could run around all the lines of fruit.

 

SUNDAYS

Sundays are meant for coffee and cake.

I fed the family of cats.

Alfie went to his sisters for a sleepover.

Sundays are also meant for reading the paper and the magazines, I love those in the papers.  A nice glass of red and pasta for dinner.

It is now movie time to finish off a good day.  How was your Sunday?

WEEKEND EVENTS


I am very pleased with my new look pink keyboard, it does take a bit of getting used to though as the keys feel different.  I will persevere for a bit of pink lol.

I have one very happy boy here as the shop have fixed his iPad so I won’t get any sense out of him today.  All the rest of the family have gone to V festival and are having the best time so that’s good.

Tonight it is going to be movie and munch, I think we are having just as much fun as the rest of them at V.  I wonder if I will see them in the highlights show later, I was surprised it’s not being shown live anywhere.

SCOOTER DAY, PARK & GRANDCHILDREN

I have a nice park and large green by me so I took Mia and Zac there to run off a bit of energy, they loved it.

Also riding their scooters there and back, I love this green as it is split up into parts for different activities and there is a path going round the edge for walkers and riders.  I am surprised Mia did not fall off as she is forever looking and watching other children, very nosy lol.  It is hard to believe that we are half way through August already and before we can blink they will all be back at school.  I will miss Mia and our days together as she starts big school but she will be replaced with Zac once a week, where do the years go, they are all growing up so quickly.

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George will be in 6th form so he has to wear suits everyday now, they look so smart and gets them used to wearing them for work which I think is a super idea and makes them take a pride in their appearance.

Jodie was extremely proud of her 3 eldest children all working at the weekend also a very proud Nan here, such good mannered caring children.  Well done Jodie, great parenting.

Billie was ecstatic watching her eldest Jade in the riding competition and again such a lovely person she is growing up to be as she is also superb with her two young siblings.  Not easy with such a big age gap but Billie manages to give them all what they need.

Sometimes it is hard being part of a big family and sharing your time as the older you get the harder it is to keep up with them not only in looking after them but all the things and gadgets they are into.  Alfie plays Minecraft, I find this so repetitive building things all the time but the younger generation love it and it is in the top 5 games.  Computers, iPads and smart phones are just a way of life now so get yourself trained to keep up with them, once you know the basics you will pick bits up by watching the children.

Happy holidays and treasure every minute. x

 

FUN AT THE FAIR

It was Donkey Derby weekend with car boot sale and fun fair, what a choice but Zac liked the ride on the fire engine best.  All I got was some plants for the garden.

Took a ride on the bus which was a first time for Zac, he just sat there amazed lol.