A Cawood Easter Weekend

I’ve been looking forward to Easter for ages. Not only do we get the long weekend off work (I haven’t popped up to the office once – honest), both Roy and the kids are at home for the rest of these week too. I will no doubt have to nip off and do some work at some point but overall everything feels very relaxed.

Relaxed though it has been so far we’ve definitely been busy!

My grown-up dining room finally called time on the on-going fight against being transformed into a playroom with a dining table…

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The Easter Bunny came and brought all manner of goodies (less chocolate and more creative fun – and Club Penguin for Kieran).

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Then I took delivery of a Singer sewing machine, a gorgeous clock and ornament for just £15 to add to my vintage home / styling project.

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Roy has been very busy too – his is renovating the workshop / garage to create a Man Den. Think beer fridge, dartboard and somewhere he can chop, saw and create without my threatening him with violence for sawing in the kitchen again. We found some more vintage items hidden away in the walls too which was a bonus.

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Quite a busy weekend so far! What have you been up to?




This term is nearly finished, and we are jiggered!

End of term and time for uncomplicated fun and relaxation

Just a couple more days and we can hang up the gym kits, put away the uniform and lose the book bag for two weeks. The Easter school holidays are nearly here and thank goodness!

We are jiggered.

This month alone, not to mention everything else that we have had since the February half term, has been busy to say the least and has included…

  • World book day dressing up and associated school fun
  • Dress as a knight day
  • Dress as a wizard day (today)
  • Dress in sports gear (Sports relief) and Skip-a-thon
  • Two school plays to attend after school
  • Phonics afternoon (for us parents – we get jiggered too)
  • A bake sale (to contribute to and to attend after school)
  • An Easter Egg tombola (to contribute and attend)
  • Easter lunch, in school to have with the kids if we can.
  • Parents evening (I get this but it’s another one on the list!)
  • Make an Easter bonnet to bring to school for a competition
  • Make an animal board game to bring to school
  • Design and make a book cover and bring to school for a competition
  • Church visit for the Easter service
And these are on top of the usual reading, miscellaneous homework and swimming lessons .

These and many  other similar extras have kept the kids very busy and had us running around like headless chooks. Fortunately I work from home so have some flexibility when it comes to running around organising things and making important calls like ringing your little sister and begging her to makes some nice (not squished and crap looking) cakes for the bake sale.

A busy half term to say the least!
This holiday we have things planned but in a leisurely way. The first day off includes a birthday party but other than that, and a few days where Kieran is at a play scheme we will be kicking our shoes off and enjoying some R&R!

One day is earmarked for a train ride to York for just Kieran and I, to watch the boats, walk around the park and enjoy a museum or two and some chilled out garden time is also on the cards.

Yes, I think we can all say “THANK GOODNESS” now the holidays have arrived because as much as it means having a juggle work-wise, we all need a break from school, kids and parents alike!

Is anyone else counting the days until they break up? Are your kids shattered and ready for the time off?
What have you got planned? (I may steal ideas from this one if anyone answers!).

Whatever you do, have a great break everyone!