Monday, 27 June 2011

All in a spin. . .

Not me. The washing machine! After two weeks of gadding about here and there the washing machine is proving it's worth today.
We have been having a lovely time while hubby was on leave. The first two weeks were spent housing and gardening and generally relaxing at home with the boys. Then we spent a fabulous if somewhat wet week in Devon where my husband was finally able to meet some old friends of mine. And said friend was a star and babysat giving us our first night off together in over a year. We had a meal in the local pub and wandered home to the sound of cows mooing and the odd bird call. It was lovely.
After a couple of days at home we took a very excited young man to see some rather special trains.
If you have ever been to Drayton Manor you will know what a wonderful day out it provides. If you haven't been it is well worth a visit. Tesco are doing a voucher swap £11 of vouchers gets you a ticket with a 6 month entry date and with adult prices from £19.95 it is well worth the savings. There is not only Thomas Land but a small zoo, dinosaur walk, and many other non Thomas related rides and attractions.

Our final excursion was a little bit special. My husbands brother and his soon to be wife offered to have the boys for us overnight leaving us a whole day and night to celebrate, though rather belatedly, our anniversary. We dropped the boys off at 10 am and didn't collect them until 12.30 the following day. We spent a full day shopping, (I had forgotten how much your feet hurt after 6 hrs solid shopping), eating out without anyone wanting a wee mid meal or to share our food and even went out for dinner, (I wore a dress, hubby sat and counted on one hand the number of occassions I have worn a dress in last 5 years on one hand. Make that two including our dinner date that night). We both had a wonderful time and felt very relaxed. It is wonderful being parents to our boys but that was the first time in 3 years we've been alone for a whole 24hrs!
I am not sure Mr Barclay and Ms HSBC will approve of our weekend but hey we had fun. ;o)
Today he is back to work and I am trying to orgnise us back into a normal routine which after 8mths of disruption should prove interesting.


  1. This sounds lovely, very romantic indeed, just a shame you can't do it more often but that is parenthood for you I guess. Thanks for entering my giveaway, good luck :) xxx

  2. Glad you've all had a fab couple of get back to normal routine please so I can come for a cuppa :) xx


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