Summer Holiday

The summer holidays are fast approaching us. J finishes his first year of Primary School, and K has her last ever day at Nursery.

Last year our summer wasn’t great as I was pregnant with A at the time and having complications, which resulted with me being in and out of hospital all summer.

I am in two minds about the forthcoming summer holidays for various reasons.

  1. We are having our kitcen ripped out, re-wired and new kitchen put in. This will take 2 weeks to do, at the beginning of August!
  2. J is off for 7 weeks. K does not start until 2 weeks later, so she will be home for nearly 9 weeks in total.
  3. Trying to entertain a nearly 6 year old, 4.5yr old and 9 month old without it costing us an arm ana a leg, is near on impossible.
  4. J has 6 appointments to attend in the space of a month!!
  5. Summer holidays are TOO long!
  6. The great ol’ British weather is unpredictable.

On the plus side though, we do have Merlin Annual passes, so we can do as many trips to Thorpe Park / Chessington / Legoland as we like. Just pack a picnic.

I also drive and i dont mind driving places, so I think a trip to the coast is on the cards!

I’d love to put the kids in the car and drive the down to the West Country. It’s such a beautiful place and I haven’t been for over a decade.

So, at the moment, I am trying to plan our summer holiday activities…..easier said than done!!!

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4 Comments

  1. July 15, 2011 / 5:04 am

    If you think 6 weeks is a long holiday,be thankful you're not in Cyprus – kids here get 3 whole months!

    V.jealous of your Merlin passes!

  2. July 15, 2011 / 8:33 am

    3 months! Wow! The weather is nicer tho…I think I could handle 3 months in Cyprus lol…beach every day 🙂

    Seriously though, I think the summer Holstein are a bit too long sometimes. It's so hard eying to please all age groups!

  3. Anonymous
    July 21, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    i feel ur pain!! i think iv managed to fill most days with something atleast..even if its an hour over the park!

    come and visit me 🙂 take the kids to paultons/peppa world, theyl love it 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    July 21, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    lol, guess the post'r! (ria btw!) x