The summer holidays have passed so quickly. Here’s what we’ve been up to since our last Life Lately post at the beginning of August:
I celebrated my 37th birthday (I can still remember my 7th birthday clearly. How can that be thirty years ago?). We went to Carmarthen on the the train and I got to try the new Pizza Express Vegan pizza! I really missed Rebecca on my birthday but all the other kids spoiled me and they gave me a box of presents and cards that she’d prepared for me before she went away. I cried lots but tried to enjoy my day.
Mum and I went on an 11km walk around Gelliswick and Sandy Haven with Toby and the girls. It was a lovely walk even though it rained. I need to start running that route now but it is quite uneven in places.
Rebecca returned from Switzerland. I’m so proud of her for going away without us at such a young age. She had an amazing time- I love this selfie with a mountain cow!
Rebecca and I enjoyed watching The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy at Wales Millennium Centre. I haven’t been to any shows this year since mum was ill and life has been busy but I have the bug again now and want to make time to see more.
We had a lovely day at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse and Tearooms. Here the kids are outside Dylan Thomas’ writing shed.
The tiger who came to tea! Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger has come to live with us. The girls haven’t been anywhere without him since. He’s a lovely toy but I did wonder how much play they would get out of him however he’s still proving to be popular in our house at the moment.
We went seal watching at Cardigan Island Farm Park. As well as seals we saw donkeys, horses, goats, lots of animals and the cutest nursing piglets. I can’t wait to write that post up. It’s always a lovely relaxing day out with lots of fresh air and space for the kids to play.
We then went to The Dinosaur Park in Tenby with Jo Jo and Cerys. The girls all got along and loved the dinosaurs and the rides. It was the busiest we’ve ever seen the place but it didn’t affect our day out at all. It’s lovely to see local places doing so well during the holidays.
As a late birthday treat, Dave and I went to watch one of our favourite bands, The Main Grains play in Manchester. I have mixed feeling every time I revisit my old university city but it was great to visit for a happy occasion. There was an amazing atmosphere and we left loving two more bands and having made lots of friends.
It was brilliant to catch up with our son’s namesake Danny McCormack and see him looking so well and on top form. I just had a crazy night of dancing and singing! He’ll be recording a new Wildheart’s album next year
From Punk Rock Back to Twee!
Rebecca has been sewing and made a couple of bags. I’ve started knitting winter scarves. I’ve reread all seven of the Anne of Green Gables books in the series. We’ve also re-watched Anne of Green Gables, the Megan Follows version. We definitely prefer it to Anne With An E currently on Netflix, but as a child of the 80’s I think I’ll always be biased. I want to read The Selected Journals of Lucy Maud Montgomery soon. I also need to introduce the kids to Emily and Jane ! So many books to read!
I’ll write up our holiday and recent days out posts once the kids are back in school.
What have you all been up to? We hope you enjoyed the holidays!