There has been great progress since my last update, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying stitching this piece.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
When I was a child the only family holiday we ever went on was to Butlins in Ayr, Scotland. To be honest I only have very vague recollections of it as I was so young and I think this is the only photo that we have of our time there but I love this pic! Grandma, Dad, Mum and Grandad with me and my sister in front!
So fast forward quite a number of years and we find out that Scooby Doo is currently doing the Butlins circuit! Charlie is Scooby Doo crazy! He just loves him and watches it every night after school, imagine being able to not only meet him but go and see a live show with everyone in it! We decided to book a weekend of half term in Skegness. The unfortunate thing was they were back at school on Monday so we were only able to stay 2 out of the 3 nights but never mind. Once we'd booked I went to the travel agent to get a brochure. Only then did we find out that Angelina Ballerina was also going to be there and Courtney could do a dance class with her!! Amazing for both children. There were a number of characters there that they were both familiar with so it was excellent!
I have to say we had an absolutely fabulous weekend away! Our chalet was nice, the fairground good fun and the swimming pool had just gone through a multi million pound renovation so was great! I can't see how anyone could get bored! It's somewhere I'd like to visit again at some point! Just such good fun!
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
It's quite some time since I have been to the Maritime Museum in Lancaster, I think the last time was way back when I was training to be a Nursery Nurse around 1990-1992! It was a wet day so when deciding what to do with Kathryn, Jessica and Daniel I suggested it as we have an 'Explorer' ticket and this museum was listed on it. The ticket is well worth having as we all got in free! I have to say I have no memories at all of the museum, obviously it will have changed in all that time but nothing was familiar so I was looking through fresh eyes. It was very interesting and there were interactive parts with no supervision so you really felt like you could enjoy it. After we'd looked around we went to the cafe and in that area there is an educational bit with colouring and work sheets.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Since Rvnd. Tickner left family services have taken on a different format. Each year group does a presentation now instead of a sermon. (Our organist leads the service) This morning was Year 2's turn and being so close to Valentines their theme was LOVE. So cute!
Friday, 7 February 2014
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Lancaster library held an event to mark Chinese New Year. There were a number of activities we could join in with, leaning to write your name in Chinese, learning about the culture and more. The children were invited to make a card to celebrate. The people who had organised it were so helpful both Charlie and Courtney had a go at Chinese writing, they did well with it!
and yesterday Courtney made an egg box dragon at school which we photographed this morning.