As i write this with the sun shining through the window at gone 6pm on the Friday before the first May bank holiday weekend, I can’t help but smile. The sunshine always makes everything better, don’t you think? And what an odd week of weather we’ve had. On Monday I was outside battling torrential rain and howling winds rescuing my fence from my neighbour’s garden. Fast forward to today and it’s almost 20 degrees and there isn’t a cloud in the sky.
May has so much to look forward to. And I’m not just talking about the not one, but two, bank holidays. Or that fact that it’s peony season again. Oh, how I love those beautiful big blowsy blooms. Here’s a few things May has in store for us:
My sister turns 35 this month. Which makes me feel all kinds of old seeing as she’s my younger sister. To celebrate I’m treating her and a friend to afternoon tea at a stunning little place nearby. I’m so looking forward to an afternoon of chatting in the sunshine (too ambitious perhaps?), enjoying a delicious chocolate afternoon tea, all washed down with prosecco. It’s been two years since we were last all in the same place at the same time, thanks to my stint living abroad. So it’s a long overdue meet-up and the perfect way to celebrate my little sister’s special day.
Just before the teen sits her exams we’re off to the theatre to watch Hairspray and we’re taking my mum along for the ride. It has long been a favourite of the teen’s. The singing, the dancing, the underlying message. And I must admit I loved the film too. Hopefully, it will be the perfect distraction from all that revision even if only for a few hours.
Friends & Family
We have lots of lovely things planned with friends and family over the coming weeks. Not least this weekend where instead of the chilled bank holiday weekend we’d originally planned, we have an action-packed one ahead of us instead. We have family visiting, a trip up to Lincolnshire to visit the Mr’s family (gotta love doing a 400 mile round trip in a day) and a surprise for the little dude. In the shape of his best friend (who incidentally is the Mr’s best friend’s son) visiting for the day.
I must admit I’m missing the long leisurely lay ins of the Easter holidays already, so I’m looking forward to half term coming around again. With the teen taking her GCSEs either side of the May half term and tons of revision to fit in, we won’t be straying too far from home. But we’ll be making the most of our time away from school with a few trips out in the local area. I have a feeling a request to visit the newly updated dinosaur forest at Port Lympne will be forthcoming. Not to mention a trip to the beach if the weather holds out.
What do you have planned this month?