The Summer holidays are here ... as is the third wave of Covid-19. How do I give The Boy a great Summer without putting any of us at serious risk? River Thames at Kew The answer has actually been quite simple - we've made the decision to limit our exposure by cancelling a number of … Continue reading Summer Plans 2021 | The Second Covid Summer
I was supposed to have travelled with The Boy Child to York yesterday for an overnight stay.After a particularly trying Thursday evening, I asked The Brainy One if he could go in my place.I wasn't expecting him to say yes.But he did. Which left me with a window of 24 hours.With nothing planned.What luxury!I spent last … Continue reading Twenty Four
Not everything went according to plan, but it was still a great week.There was time with my mum and sister ~ the three of us together. There were two daughters and two grandsons under mum's roof for a few days. There were trips to museums ... ... in a city with a rich and diverse history. There was homework … Continue reading Half Term: Week One: Photo Heavy
So here we are.In York.For the Great Gathering of all surviving A4 Pacific class engines.Turns out, we're a day early.
Hello week one of half-term.Hello to the dreaded holiday homework. The Boy Child achieved free reader status last Thursday. Well done, The Boy Child!Hello to The Boy Child's annual appointment at the dentist. He lost another tooth on Sunday afternoon, making a total of 7 teeth lost this year.Hello to travelling by train to visit … Continue reading Hello Monday
Day 2 in York meant the National Railway Museum and we were there for opening. Which given our early morning alarm call was a feat in itself.We headed straight to the Main Hall to see Mallard. She was the reason we were there. We wanted to see her side-by-side with Dominion of Canada and Dwight … Continue reading York: Part Two
I haven't been to York in years. It's so long ago that I think I must have been at Middle School, which dates it around 1980.I had a simple plan.Take The Boy Child to York by train.Meet Mum there.Go to the National Railway Museum.Explore within the City Walls.Stare at the majestic beauty that is York … Continue reading York: Part One
Hi, hi, I know it's a bit late, but have you the time for a cuppa?You have? Excellent.How are things with you?Here, we are looking at one more week of summer holiday before the adventure that is Year 2 begins for The Boy Child. He's ready. I know I am!I have one more adventure up … Continue reading Sharing a Cuppa