We’ve now had a week of our Summer holiday already, which has gone so quickly, but sadly not for completely positive reasons! We had a bad start to the holiday with Fin having a chest infection, Si having some sort of sickness bug and some wet weather keeping me indoors with the germ brothers! Fin was actually sick, but that was due to him fundraising for charity.
Thankfully though, other than a bit of a sore throat for me that I can easily cope with, everyone is well again in our house…touch wood, avoid going under ladders…eek black cat etc. I feel like we can finally start our school summer holidays, enjoy them and get doing some of the things on our Summer bucket list!
Don’t get me wrong, the last week hasn’t been completely rubbish, and as everyone has got better we have managed to have some fun. A few nights ago in between the showers, we popped to Porthpean beach, which is one of my favourite beaches not far from where we live in St Austell.
The boys went there a couple of weeks ago with school as a reward for working so hard on their reading this year, and since it was slightly better weather it was busier then than when we went.
When we went there the other night, there were some pretty impressive clouds lurking above us, but it meant the beach was quieter, it was lovely and cool and I love the beach in any weather.
The first thing we did on arriving at the beach was to make the boys names out of rocks, which was a lot easier with Fin than with Harley whose name we rarely shorten!
Porthpean has some brilliant rock pools, so after doing their names and skimming some stones – Si and the boys managed this, I still can not seem to find the knack, we went to investigate the rock pools.
We saw lots of cool looking creatures skimming and swimming around, but my favourites were the big group of baby crabs we discovered when we moved a rock and at least 10 of them came scuttling out. I’ve zoomed in a lot in the picture below, they were actually only about as big as my thumb nail.
The boys really enjoyed spotting them, and climbing around (carefully) on the rocks. If you’ve never been rockpooling before and decide to, beware with small children as the rocks around them can get seriously slippery, but luckily our boys are sensible and we keep an eye on them just in case.
We stayed and enjoyed the beach for a bit longer, until the rain started coming down again, and it was exactly what I needed to blow the cobwebs out after being at home for ages with cabin fever.
We also had a fun day yesterday, I took the whole day off from my blog (pretty much unheard of recently) and took the boys out for lunch and shopping. Not my kind of shopping, it was more centred around Xbox 360 games and superheroes, but they loved it, and them being happy makes me happy.
In the afternoon they went out to play with friends, and instead of getting straight back to my blog, I actually took some time to curl up with a book. It was on my Summer bucket list to read a book and I managed it for the first time in months. Today I feel re-charged and I think I need to take a break more often as I do work a lot of hours on here!
Today I have done a little work this morning, but I am taking the afternoon off again to take the boys to the cinema to see the Minion movie, which they are very excited about, I am more looking forward to watching Fantastic Four with them next week, but I like minions almost as much as they do.
I’m starting to make plans for the rest of the holidays, now that everyone is finally well and we are living less of a germ fest.
How are your school holidays going so far?!