In my new(ish) blogging tradition it’s time for my monthly round-up on what we’ve been up to this month.
September saw the end of the school holidays and back to our normal routine. Most mums were complaining that they had to start getting the kids out of the door early again, but for us we’d had to do this all summer hols anyway so that I could get Little H to childcare and on to work so it was nice to get back to normal!
Considering it’s been back to school and work every day, we’ve managed to pack quite a bit in…
Our September Round-Up
On the last day of the school holidays I took the day off and Little H and I met up with some friends at a local farm. In true British summer style it poured with rain, and put a stop to our plans of tractor rides and feeding the animals. We still had a good time cuddling some bunny rabbits and guinea pigs, the kids played in the soft play and we had our lunch in the barn sat on haybales.
Our local theme park Adventure Wonderland was doing a special offer where entry was only £5 so we thought we’d pop along. Again it was a horrible rainy day, but we tried not to let it bother us – even though it makes my hair go frizzy! There’s lots of rides, a ‘Cuddle Corner’ farm, a park, and a soft play. Little H had a great time, but to be honest after recently going to Disney World it was a little bit of a let down.
We took a trip to Avon Beach with my parents and my brother and his family as a little day out for my Dad’s birthday. Little H loves playing with her cousins and they had a lovely time paddling in the sea with their fishing net, flying a kite and playing on the beach, followed by dinner at the pub.
Little H has been pretty tired after school so we haven’t done too much. Last week we visited our local library for the first time in quite a while and got a good haul of books. We’re now at the stage where she can borrow some of the Early Readers books that she can read by herself which is great. I love that Little H really enjoys going to the library and sees it as a treat! Though it does always take a long time before I can get her to leave.
On the last weekend in September we went to watch my brother’s regiment take part in the Freedom of the New Forest Parade in Lyndhurst. As family to a squaddie we went into the VIP area to watch the ceremony led by the Lieutenant Colnel and the Mayor. There were also lots of army vehicles which Little H and her cousins had great fun pretending to drive, and the whole family felt very proud watching my little brother march through Lyndhurst High Street. Little H didn’t let go of her Army Bear all day and her photo even made it into the local paper!
We’re properly into Autumn now but hopefully we get some dry weekends in October for more days out and adventures.
Hope you all had a great September too – what did you get up to?
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