Despite the ever changing weather I do believe it is still summer. The kids do not return to school until next Wednesday which means a couple more days to prepare ourselves, and as far as they are concerned, still the summer holidays so we still need interesting things to do! Today, after a 15k walk to conclude a light week of marathon training, we went to our local town show.
The boys had an awesome time on the bungee jumping and the giant slide, even if I gained several additional grey hairs spectating! We visited the petting zoo, Jamie had his face painted, and of course an ice-cream in the sunshine was also in order.
Tomorrow we have some last minute uniform preparations (Jamie has managed to outgrow his school shoes despite them having plenty of wear left!) and then we are going to see Brave at the cinema. Originally we had intended to join friends at the coast for the day but alas we could not fit everything else we needed to do in as well.
As it is still technically summer I may just have the chance to take part in a summer photo scavenger hunt that I was told about yesterday whilst enjoying a day scrapping with the ladies from Eclectic Keepsakes. I have until 21st of September to gather photos of the following:
1. A pier
2. A clothesline
3. A border
4. A roadside stand selling something
5. A train
6. A historical landmark
7. A person playing a musical instrument
8. A person dressed as an angel or a statue of an angel
The challenge started on June 19th so I am going to have a look back through my photos as see what I have already taken images off this summer that meet the criteria. I know I have the 21st item - thanks to my Olympic Park visit.
We also got a photo fo a tiny swing hanging from a tiny tree on a minature garden shown at the town show today. When I can get my photos sorted I will share that for #20 and if the Brave poster is visitble tomorrow that will be #18 sorted too!
Also for September (my fave month of the year and my new year indeed) I am once more taking part in Shimelle's LSNED.
My learning yesterday was about the photo scavenger hunt, and for today I learned how brave and fearless my boys can be!! Now I just need to to start my minibook to document the month which ends on a huge high for me as I will have (hopefully!) completed my first marathon which I start at 9pm on the penultimate day of the month. Sponsorshis is going well for this, raising money for Cancer Research UK, and if you are so inclined to help me and show your support, my just giving page can be found here.