Today a new term is upon us and the joys of having relaxing family time are put on hold until the end of March. It may be a shorter term, but more seems to be squashed into it. Husband is busy on the very first Saturday afternoon, and has matches on every Wednesday and Saturday thereafter, and on other days too. When planning Daughter’s 7th birthday party, the date was chosen taking into account when Husband’s fixtures are home or away!
So before the madness started, we headed out for a family day at Longleat. In previous years, when the sun shone, we headed straight to the beach for a picnic, not bad for early January! This time we went to Longleat to watch an outdoor performance of “The Snowman and the Dog”, which was a lovely back-drop to our lunch. Then, much to Daughter and Son’s surprise, the Snowman appeared for hugs and a photo shoot in front of us. After that we headed to the maze, which is not somewhere I am at all comfortable (there’s a reason I married a Geography teacher), but I’m very glad to report that we successfully found our way out again. After a coffee for me and Husband, the playground for the children, we then thought we’d head home, but were distracted by visiting the owls, where we discovered that the last of the Owl displays was an hour later. To fill the hour, we had a boat trip, went round the mirror maze and saw the Christmas Tree lights doing something really special. A great day out.
Back at home and my decision to keep up with life a little better this year, has left me planning meals, setting a target of three thank you cards a night and anything else I can do to stay organised and ahead of the game – rather than a constant game of catch up. Added to that the need to drop several of the extra pounds (weight not cash) that have crept up on me over the Christmas holidays. So, it is with a deep breath that I find myself under “starters orders”.
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