How is it almost the end of February already? This month seems to have flown by in a blur. Its been a month of new jobs (for the Mr), exams (the teen) and getting back into a routine for me.
We’ve been talking about Disneyland Paris at Christmas again, or rather just before Christmas. And I’ve found an even better price than I originally did thanks to their 4 for 2 night offer. I’m seriously considering just booking it, although the Mr is keen to book our trip back to see our families in the summer first. One thing I’m stumped about is the meal plans at Disneyland Paris. I’d love to hear from anyone who’s been about what worked for them. Do you recommend the meal plans and which option should we choose?
Anyway enough Disney ramblings, onto this week’s #littleloves:
The little one brought some of the workbooks he’d completed at school home this week and proudly showed them off. Considering his reluctance to have anything to do with letters before moving up from nursery to infants, he’s doing so well. I love how enthusiastic he is about school. He’s always so happy to go every day, waking up with a big beaming smile on his face and skipping into school. Here’s hoping it’ll continue as he gets older.
I’m almost finished reading First of the Tudors. It’s such a good book and you almost can’t help falling in love with Jasper Tudor a little bit. Is it even possible to fall in love with someone who was alive hundreds of years ago?
The teen ‘made’ the discovery that she isn’t quite as English as we thought thanks to her Ancestry DNA results. Having seen the videos doing the rounds on facebook and tv last year, she asked for the DNA kit for Christmas. She was so excited to find out the results when they were emailed through to us on Saturday morning. I may have been a little excited too. I even woke her up so we could look at them together.
As you can see from the results above she isn’t quite the English rose we’d suspected. And is infact more European than English, which she’s thrilled about. Especially the 5% Iberian Peninsula bit seeing as we used to live in Spain. Having compiled our family tree a few years back the results renewed my interest in it. Especially as within an hour of receiving the teen’s results I had an email from someone who she appears to be related to via her DNA.
I’d previously managed to get back to around 1600 on one side of my family but only the 1890s on the other. Since the last time I looked, the 1911 census has been released. And there’s a lot of electoral roll information available too. This time around I’ve concentrated on more recent family history, rather than trying to go back further. Confirming things I’d assumed, with a few surprises along the way. I’ve been able to see my great grandfather’s handwriting on the 1911 census. Find photos of where my grandparents and their parents lived. Find out more about how they were affected by World War II. And so much more. I’m addicted again. With only one living grandparent now, it really is a lovely way to remember my grandparents and find out about their families.
It’s Carnival party time today at school so I have a little Spiderman and a Harry Potter-esque teen heading to school this morning.
It’s Carnival weekend here so the kids get next Monday and Tuesday off school. No getting up at ridiculous o’clock to get them to school for 7.30am. Always a relief, even if it is only an extra two days. The teen is celebrating the end of her exams with a day out with her friends at the weekend. And if the weather holds out we may take a trip to the beach.
Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to.