For the first week of the Easter holidays, I’ve been off work. Unfortunately the weather was generally shocking with rain most days, so we haven’t done anywhere near as much as I’d planned.
N started off with a lot of chocolate which is still hanging around later in the week. My diet has totally gone to pots this week, but I’m hoping what lbs have gone on will come off pretty quickly again next week.
We started off on Sunday evening with a power cut, going into Easter Monday with numerous vans coming to sort out the electricity issue. Thankfully by 3pm we had power again. We then had a big family dinner at the farm. It was a day of celebrations – 2 birthdays (nephew number 1 and my niece) and a year since my father in law had his heart operation. It’s always lovely to have all the family together.
A trip to the library on Tuesday but otherwise it was another wet day and relaxing at home.
Wednesday was a bit drier and we headed into Oxford to go and do the castle tour. I’ve been waiting for years for Oxford to have one of the trails you so often see in other cities. Finally we have the Gromit trail in the Westgate shopping centre over Easter. So we enjoyed doing that, even though N doesn’t really know who Gromit is.
Thursday was a beautiful warm day. N didn’t want to go to London as I’d planned, or somewhere else I suggested. He decided he wanted to go to the zoo. As we’ve been to most around us, a quick search online and there was only West Midlands Safari Park to go. It was a brilliant day out and N’s already talking about going again.
On Friday it was another gorgeous day, and we were off to Waddesdon Manor to meet up with Mary and Monkey from Over 40 and a mum to one. The boys get on really well, sticks and running down hills were a big thing, and we had a chance to natter away and catch up.
After 2 full on days, the weather was back to grey with rain showers, so another chilled out day at home. It’s back to work for me on Monday, and N will be out on the farm with his dad for the week (if they remember!).