This summer has been all about family and fun. We have holidayed in a forest, been to the beach, sailed to the Isle of Wight, visited museums, learned new skills and the girls have even learned how to drive. The children have seen all three sets of their grandparents in one week (this is the first time this has happened given that they have grandparents that are spread across Surrey, Wales and the Isle of Man) and enjoyed quality time with their cousin's baby, the gorgeous little Michael, who stayed with us for a week. We've Skyped my nephew Tom and his beautiful new wife Ashley, following their wedding in Georgia. Ella received her A'Level results getting an A, 2 Bs and a C (the Maths exam was a killer this year!) and is set to go to her first choice university in September. The girls went to V Festival (we bought them tickets for Ella's 18th birthday) and had the best day ever watching The Killers, Jason Derulo, Nile Rodgers, Rudimental and many more great acts.
We've really enjoyed our time together this summer, nothing beats the time spent with my kids!
The weather has mostly been kind to us, and the sun has shone on the days that we wanted it to. With just a couple more weeks before the kids return to school, we hope to make the most of the remaining days of freedom (even though the sunshine seems to have taken its leave!)
If you need any inspiration for keeping the family occupied, don't forget that you can get ideas for days out and things to do in the Robert's Bakery 50 Days of Summer guide. You can download a free copy of the 50 Days of Summer guide here.
If you have any picnics on the agenda you can definitely make them more fun by making some creative sandwiches. We made some amazing sandwich creations at the Blogger's Picnic earlier this year.
One other activity we are hoping to catch is the Playmobil 40th Annmiversary Tour where life sized Playmobil models will be making an appearance at the following venues:
Today: Fri 22nd Aug - Birmingham Cathedral
Sat 23rd Aug - Derby
Sun 24th Aug -Liverpool
Mon 25th Aug (Bank Holiday) - Manchester
Wed 27th Aug (Morning) - Newcastle
Wed 27th Aug (After school) -Glasgow
Thurs 28th Aug - Middlesbrough
Fri 29th Aug - Leeds
Sat 30th Aug - Nottingham
Sun 31st Aug - Leicester
To find out more details about when and where, keep an eye on the PLAYMOBIL UK Facebook page.
However you plan to spend the rest of the precious days of summer, have fun!!