On Friday Angus came home from nursery with Adventure Ted, the nursery bear, and a little book for us to fill in with our own photos and descriptions of how we spent our weekend with said bear. I'm not sure what this says about me, but the first thing I did was look through the book and see how Ted had spent previous weekends and see what was expected (and i was hoping for a glimpse of the inside of some peoples houses too, if I'm honest). When Bella brought home Looby Doll last year, Looby's accompanying book was full of tales of outings to expensive theme parks and adventure playgrounds. But luckily Ted has simpler tastes, and previous weekend activities included swimming lessons, trips to the supermarket and the park, family get togethers and lots of playing. Phew.
By complete coincidence, we actually had plans this weekend. This is most unlike us - anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that our winter weekends consist mainly of hibernating in the house with some occasional baking or crafting thrown in. But this weekend has been busy, oh so busy.
On Friday night some friends came round for dinner. It was lovely to see them but I did feel tired and hungover on Saturday morning and not exactly Ted-tastic. John was working so Bella, Angus and I took the train into Leeds. We met a group of Bella's school friends and their parents in McDonald's, fed the kids, then went to the pantomime. We got home about 8.30, very late for us - the kids are usually in bed by 7pm. Today, I took the kids swimming this morning, and to a bookshop this afternoon. We stopped in the cafe and refuelled (coffee for me, smoothies and cake for them). They chose a small book each; a sticker book for Bella and a title about planets and outer space for Angus, a topic he is captivated by at the moment. Then home for tea, bath, bed.
I am exhausted. I need another weekend to recover. I don't know how those families who spend all weekend out and about visiting places cope. I did manage some knitting in between outings. It's coming along well, I'll show you soon. Oh, and it's started to snow a little.
How was your weekend? I hope it was more relaxing than mine!