We have had a lovely if not busy week. I always knew June and July would be a little stressful with everything we have lined up. I am reminding myself that I need to spend some quiet time to process everything that I need to do. Plus that there is only 24 hours in a day so I can only do my best. If you would like to catch up with what we got up to last week then you can here – Our Adventures in Pictures: 365 Week 24 2019

Saturday 15th June – Day 166

We got up early this morning and had breakfast before going into Alton Towers. I will be sharing more about our day – The Power of the Towers during the week.Our first stop was CBebbies World for Kipper. Watching his little face as he saw his favourite TV characters gave me a little warm fuzzy feeling. He also went on his first ever rollercoaster. Monkey was desperate to give some of the bigger rollercoasters a whirl and tried the new Wickerman Ride. Its probably the fastest coaster I have ever been on and he loved it. Such an adrenaline junky!

Sunday 16th June – Day 167

I felt a little like a celebrity this morning as we went into the Splash Landings waterpark before it opened for the public to get some photos of the boys. It was actually quite difficult making sure you got the perfect shot under time pressure. Especially as everyone was waiting to come in. The boys did have a great time playing in the water. Before we headed back into Alton Towers to go on some of the rides we missed on Saturday because of the rain.

Monday 17th June – Day 168

I always new this week work wise was going to be stressful. I am in London for most of it which leaves very little time for anything else. Plus I then spend the evenings catching up on corporate work things over blog stuff. I didn’t take a photo today.

Tuesday 18th JUNe – Day 169

I was at a conference all day today and literally spent it all day on my feet. I should have worn trousers so that I could wear my new fitlegs socks. As by the end of the day my feet and legs really ached.

Wednesday 19th JUNe – Day 170

We had team meeting in London today but I managed to go for a walk at lunch time with a friend. It was only round the block and it was spitting with rain but it was good to get some fresh air. Managed this photo of St Pauls which looked striking with the darker skies and roses.

Thursday 20th JUne – Day 171

Today we travelled to Norfolk after work and school for a weekend away with friends and family to celebrate my birthday. We didn’t actually arrive until nearly 11pm! Deciding to travel after Monkey had Beavers and missing rush hour all together. It was definitely the right decision. I will be writing about our stay soon, but our first impressions of Makers Barn is that its beautiful and the kitchen was amazing. Its the little touches that make a difference to me such as the home made chocolate chip shortbread!

Friday 21st June – Day 172

We headed to Bewilderwood which is every child’d dream! Watching the kids play for hours in the woods on various wooden structures was so relaxing. All of them were sparko as soon as we got in the car. That evening we drove to a local pub. It actually felt a little bit like Summer as we sat outside while the kids played in the sandpit. I hadn’t realised until that moment just how much I had missed the Summer!

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21 Comments

  1. Laura Wheatley Reply

    I really want to go to bewilderwood! being in York we don’t get that way often but i’m hoping we get chance for a short stay in the summer hols (which are so close!! how did that happen)

  2. Would love to take the kids to splash landings and will have to find the time .

  3. Lorna Walkden Reply

    Wonderful pictures and some great ideas to keep the kids busy

  4. Tracy Nixon Reply

    Lovely photo! You are so lucky to get to visit so many wonderful places as a family x

  5. My girls would have loved to have visited CBebbies World when they were little. It sounds like you had a great weekend.
    That chocolate chip shortbread looks so good!

  6. Debbie Skerten Reply

    Wow that is a lot of excitement you managed in one week. It all looks amazing. The photographs are great and show just how much fun you all had.

    • Margaret GALLAGHER Reply

      What a beautiful week – memories to last a lifetime of love

  7. Wow, what a busy week you’ve had! It must have been lovely to have the Alton Towers water park to yourselves. Well done to Monkey for going on Wicker Man! I went on it recently and it was amazing, but definitely scary. Love your photo of St Pauls.

  8. Kipper and Monkey must’ve enjoyed the rollercoaster greatly! The waterpark sounds great! It’s always tough getting the perfect picture but yours look great. I want to have some chocolate shortbread 😛 What a busy week you’ve had!

  9. Hope you had a good birthday after a stressful week. Bewilderwood is somewhere I’d have loved to take my son. Blogging gives us lovely opportunities doesn’t it to have places to ourselves, even if the photo pressure is on #365

  10. fun times at the start and end of your week, but yes the issue with reviewing places to visit stay is hard work trying to get everything right.
    I hate rides that move.
    love the colour contrast of the roses

  11. Goodness, so much travelling in one week! That Wickerman Ride photo gives me heart palpitations. I’m a total wimp, and don’t like the fast rides.
    Love the Splash park photo, and St Paul’s with roses is beautiful too.

  12. Happy Birthday hope you enjoyed your trip to Norfolk, fab photo at the waterpark.
    Sorry for the late comments, I’m on catch up after travelling for 3 weeks.

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