Oh wow, what a beautiful surprise: sunshine in Manchester! Yep, you heard right, and for the school holidays too, who would have thought it possible? Hope everyone’s been enjoying it as much as we have 🙂
Easter Monday, after seeing the relatives off, called for a chilled day (mostly) at home with the kids. We did pop out to a local park, so that my daughter could have a go on her new bike though. You can just about make her out, cycling off into the distance…
Tuesday was a family day out for the four of us. My vote was for Alton Towers, but I was outvoted in favour of Chester’s Crocky Trail. My son had been here earlier in the year with his cub pack and it was both nearer and cheaper I guess… Not an ideal place for a worried mum though, if only I’d had a pound for every ‘slow down’ or ‘careful’ I uttered, and that was just to my husband 😉
Wednesday was a ‘jobs’ day, which included getting my daughter her new Brownies uniform. It seems much more grown up than the Rainbows one 😦 I keep telling them both to stop growing, but they just won’t listen…
Thursday was a beautiful day here in the Northwest, perfect for our first picnic of the year at Tatton Park, a National Trust property nearby with friends. And what a change not eating it in the car makes 😉 Sorry? You mean you didn’t come here for a guide to National Trust properties in the Northwest? Whoops, sorry! (Photo shows the beautiful Japanese garden, my favourite spot).
Friday: seriously, look away now! Yep, we’re back at Dunham Massey, again catching up, but with different friends this time, our favourite destination, and another beautiful day 🙂
Saturday was time to pick up my daughter and her friends’ creative efforts from her birthday party at The Bean and Brush in Sale. And the perfect excuse for cake for the monkeys and coffees for the grown ups…
And finally, Sunday called for a last-day-of-the-holidays reading morning in bed with plenty of cups of tea. I finished the top one which is a really original novel about an American family who adopt a chimp and raise her alongside their own children. It’s incredibly and surprisingly moving. And I made a start on the second one down, which got me hooked straight away… Shame I won’t have much time once I’m back at school 😦
The one thing I didn’t manage to get to do much of over either of these weeks is sewing… I’m beginning to suffer serious withdrawal symptoms!
Hope everyone has had a lovely, Easter break too. To find out more about #sundaysevens head over to Nat’s blog threadsandbobbins.wordpress.com