For some reason the fact that Miss L finishes school for the summer this coming Friday had missed me entirely! In my head we’re still in mid June – oops!
I had a minor panic at the weekend and realised I’d better start planning for the next 8 weeks. I’m very lucky in that I can just stop working for the the holidays, and spend the time with my girl. But with the weather being so unpredictable I’m going to have to have some backup plans rather than just popping to the beach or going to the park like we usually would.
So I’ve ordered a load of art supplies, a scrap book, some spelling books because she needs some extra help with that. She doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going to book a couple of horse riding lessons as a surprise because she’s never done it and has always wanted to. I’ve emailed her friend’s parent’s for play dates and some sleepovers, as sadly where we live is on a main road and there’s nowhere to go and meet other kids to play. I really wish we lived on an estate or a quiet cul de sac it would make life so much easier and give her more freedom.
The other thing she’s discovered she likes is photography, so I’m going to try and get out to a few places and do some ‘photowalks’ with her where we can wander round and take photos at will without having to rush anywhere.
I’ve spotted some days out and I’m going to try and visit:
I’m also going to download Frugal and Fun: Enjoying the school holidays the frugal way to my Kindle, as I’m sure it has some great ideas if Jen’s guest post the other day is anything to go by.
Have any of you bookedmarked any good blogs or sites for holiday ideas? I’d love hear about them if you have?