This has been our busiest week for some time, with lots of days out and travels in the space of a few days.
We have found that most people have gone back to normal now, not wearing masks indoors and as such, both mine and my husband’s work have had lots of people isolating again.
We are still continuing to be careful indoors, but are starting to feel much more relaxed in outdoor environments.
COVID rates are still high, but it looks as if the third wave has peaked and the vaccinations have done their job.
Here is our week:
Monday 2nd August
Back before the start of the summer holiday’s, I booked the kids onto a Swimsafe course not realising it clashed with a late night coming back from Camp Bestival.
Thankfully the kids were up at the normal time and two out of three were eager to get into the sea, with Sebby a little more reluctant.
Swimsafe is a 60-minute session is run by qualified lifeguards and instructors, which teaches kids how to stay safe on the beach and in the water and living by the sea, I believe water safety is an essential skill to have.
They enjoyed half an hour of the lesson on land and the next half an hour in the water,
I had totally failed to pack any of their beach toys and they all decided they wanted to stay in the sea after their lesson, so I bought them a Waboba ball to play with, which bounces on the water a bit like a skimming stone.
We had Lilah with us and she was as happy to be in the water too.
Tuesday 3rd August
This is our busiest week of the summer holiday’s and today we headed to Essex for a review visit to Down Hall.
Unfortunately my husband couldn’t come, due to staff isolating at his work, so I got a couple of hours of peace and quiet whilst the kids did the Sharky & George kids club.
Once they were back, we all enjoyed some of the lawn games on offer, including boules and chess with some of the other guests, until it got too dark.
Wednesday 4th August
When I knew I would be staying at Down Hall, I looked into days out to enjoy with the kids before we headed home and booked tickets to Paradise Wildlife Park.
We met up with Clare from emmysmummy.com and her gorgeous family and the kids had a blast, racing around the zoo.
Thursday 5th August
Sadly, our few days of fun was over and it was back to work for me. Isaac was very excited when I got home as his new gaming headset had arrived.
Friday 6th August
Another work day and another exciting delivery in the post. At Camp Bestival, Sebby made a bow and arrow and the boys haven’t put it down since, but wanted a target to aim for. Thankfully eBay came to the rescue and we have a fab new target, plus some micro toys to review.
Saturday 7th August
You guessed it, another day at work and the kids stayed with Abbey for the day, where they have been teaching Lilah to blow kisses.
Sunday 8th August
We woke up to a very excited household today. We promised a visit to Warner Bros Studio Tour for Eliza’s 9th birthday in 2019. Fast forward 18 months and we finally got there.
Our last visit was back in 2016 and it has changed so much, with lots more to see and do. It is all amazing, but the Forbidden Forest and Gringotts Bank were spectacular.
I think the rest of the summer holiday’s are going to be a non-event now!
How was your week?