It has been yet another week we’ve been stuck inside with various illnesses. Other than a trip to the beach on Sunday, to dig for dinosaur bones if you ask the 5 year old, we’ve been housebound yet again. Typical that it’s our first week of the Easter holidays. Here’s hoping this weekend and our second week of the holidays will be better. There’s so many things I wanted to do with the kids and I’ll definitely be glad to spend some time outside of this house!
There have been things to love this week however, even if I’ve had to look really hard for them:
I devoured Fat Chance in one sitting this week. It’s absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t stop laughing out loud the whole way through. It’s so funny that I dissolved into hysterics while describing it to the moody teen while we were waiting to see the doctor the other day. Needless to say everyone else in the waiting room thought I’d gone nuts, but it really is THAT funny.
It’s about Zoe and Greg, who’ve let themselves go a bit, from the super fit couple they once were. Zoe persuades Greg to enter a competition to win £50k – awarded to the couple who loses the most weight out of six chosen by the radio station where Zoe works. Queue much hilarity. It’s heartwarming, yet so funny all the way through. If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, or even just fancy something to put a smile on your face, this is definitely for you.
As usual for me this one is pretty limited, but we did plant some seeds on one of our terraces. I kill everything, hence my obsession with fake succulents – yes I even kill them. But the little one loved planting seeds at school recently so my mum sent me some nasturtium seeds as she seems to think I can’t kill them. Only time will tell I guess.
My new beach bag from Matalan is about as exciting as it gets this week I’m afraid. Fed up of being cooped up in the house on Sunday the Mr, the littlest monster and I headed to one of our favourite beaches. This grainy old photo doesn’t do it justice really. It’s all red sand, soaring cliffs either side and crystal clear water. We of course went on an overcast, windy and rather moody looking day, but the little one had so much fun digging for dinosaur bones (he’s dino obsessed lately) it was worth it.
With big plans for the rest of the school holidays I’m hoping we’ll all be on the mend to enjoy them. We’re hoping to see the new Smurfs film, head to a toy shop that’s opened up a special Harry Potter shop within it that looks cool according to the teen. Dig for dinosaur bones on the beach again, visit the aquarium, paint some pottery and we still have an easter egg hunt to plan – at the little one’s request. Wish us luck!
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!