After all the Christmas feasting we were desperate for some fresh air by Sunday, so we headed out to our local NT property: Dunham Massey, to blow the cobwebs away. On Monday my in laws came to stay and we headed off to The Lowry Theatre in Salford to watch a fun, family production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather (still on this week if you fancy it), with lots of acrobatics and circus skills to keep the monkeys entertained.
By Tuesday we were thoroughly fed up of the endless catering so took everyone to our new, local cafe for breakfast. It was more theatre on Wednesday, this time with just the kids to see a production of Roald Dahl’s The BFG at The Bolton Octagon. We took the girls from school to see this in the last week of term, and I couldn’t resist going back with my own children. They loved it! Can’t wait for the new film out later this year.
I managed a quick bit of gardening before friends arrived to celebrate NYE on Thursday with us. I often feel overwhelmed by our garden, but just refreshing the contents of these pots by our front door made me feel I was adding a bit of much needed colour. We headed over to a neighbour’s house on NYD, so starting my dry January as I mean to go on I took this…
And finally we headed over the Pennines to stay with friends in Ilkly on Saturday afternoon, taking careful note of the turning for Dewsbury on the way 🙂 I’m not sure the photo does it justice, but the Ilkly Christmas lights were very pretty, despite the rain and fog on the way over.
So that’s it: holidays over! I’ve spent the afternoon marking and preparing lessons for the week ahead, ugh! But it’s been a fun, incredibly busy break and I’m almost looking forward to a bit of normality, and a whole lot less cake this week! Well, almost… 😉
See you at half term!
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