Archive | October, 2011

Half Term Fun – Monday

31 Oct

I tried to make this week as much fun as possible for my son and I, as I knew the days that followed were going to be difficult to say the least. I was not wrong, but that’s a whole other story. I had a list of places I wanted to visit, mostly leftovers from what I didn’t do in the summer, which all remained on my to-do list as my plans went out the window.

On Monday, we did not have a picnic in the woods, we went on a trip to Flamingo Land with one of my friends and her little boy. Normally I would need to plan well in advance for a day out like this, but on Sunday I saw that Star Radio had an offer on for a family ticket for £30. Our kids are still young enough to get in for free, but as one adult ticket is usually £27, this was still an offer too good to miss.

The sun was shining and we didn’t have to queue anywhere for more than ten minutes – practically a miracle. We saw a great selection of animals; we were face to face with tigers (literally – just a sheet of glass between us), other favourites were rhino’s (son’s new favourite animal) and the sea lions.

I had wondered if there would be enough to keep a couple of 2 1/2 year old boys amused as they wouldn’t be able to go on any of the big rides, but I needn’t have worried as there was plenty for them to do. In fact, we are going to have to go back again as there was still more to see.

We travelled around the park by train and monorail, we had a go on the balloons, tractors and helicopters. We went on the galloping horses and the boys got their first taste of a (children’s) rollercoaster. I guess they are both going to grow up loving the big rides as we had to drag them off to screams of “Nooooo! Again! Again!”

We all had a much needed dose of fun and spent most of the day laughing. It was one of the best days out I’ve had in a long time and I can’t wait to go back. Sadly, the park is now closed for the winter so I will have to wait until it reopens in April.

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Silent Sunday

30 Oct

Silent Sunday

Where’s Justin?

29 Oct

He’s somewhere here, if you want to hear him wave or cheer!

Well done, you’ve found Justin!

Yes, I did say ‘hear him’ because I am very pleased to say that Justin Fletcher has made an album! I am lucky enough to have been given an advance copy of Hands Up which I will surprise my son with tomorrow. Cover your ears around 9am because you will probably hear screams of delight wherever you are.

Hands Up the single will be released on 14th November, followed by Hands Up the album on the 21st. If you want to be among the first people to get your hands on it then you can pre-order it now by clicking this link:

I want to put my Hands Up with Justin!

If you can’t wait that long and want a sneaky peek, pop over to Justin’s Facebook page where you can see a video clip of the new single. You can also say hello, hello to Justin on Twitter.

Silent Sunday

23 Oct

Silent Sunday

Giddyup Horsey

17 Oct

How lovely to have such a sunny weekend in the middle of October. The sky was clear blue and it seemed warmer than it had been for most of the summer. Sunday afternoon was spent on the beach; picking through rockpools, making the biggest splashes, building castles and digging for treasure.

This unexpected sunshine was lucky for me as Saturday was the only chance I’ve had this week to work on WD Horsey. It’s much easier to take him outside, rather than trying to squeeze by him in the hallway. I am still calling him ‘him’, even though I think he looks more like a her. Is there such a thing as a ladyhorse? Well that’s what he is whether he likes it or not.

I have mixed feelings about WDH right now. I love how he’s taking shape and I’m amazed that I have actually made it this far. I’ve always said that he’ll be ready when he’s ready and I’m not going to rush it and muck it up. However, as Christmas is fast approaching, so is a wave of sadness that he won’t be ready in time.

I already have in my mind exactly how Christmas morning should be, I didn’t plan it, it just sort of formulated and stuck there. It most definitely includes a horse. It just wouldn’t be quite the same giving a horse for, say, Easter. I suppose I could put a bonnet on him or some of those bunny ears on a headband…

Anyway, I’ve had loads of people asking how he’s coming along. You three know who you are and these photo’s are for you.

Silent Sunday

16 Oct

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

2 Oct

Silent Sunday