This week, we’re lucky enough to be spending the week at Bluestone Wales, on a last-minute holiday. I will be reviewing Bluestone separately but suffice to say, we’re all having a brilliant time.
It had been quite a busy week even before we set off on holiday, with a day out at the National Sea Life Centre on Friday, a family barbecue on Saturday and a day of catching up on work and getting ready to come on holiday on Sunday.
Since arriving at Bluestone, the weather hasn’t been particularly kind to us. Luckily, Bluestone is the perfect place to be in bad weather. We’ve spent a lot of time in the adventure centre, where there is soft play, games, crazy golf and towers to climb. We’ve also been swimming and spent time on the beach when the rain has cleared.
We’ve packed every day full of activities, there’s just so much to do here that it would be a shame not to. It has been a different kind of holiday to the sort we would usually have, because of my husband’s restricted mobility. But the children have enjoyed every moment of it, and that’s what we’re here for.
Lia has suddenly reached an age where she wants to make friends and play with other children. It’s been quite funny to see her going off with various children, holding hands and joining in with their games.
This has all come as a bit of a shock to Libby, who is used to treating Lia as a little walking, talking doll. Luckily though, they seem to get along well with the same children, so instead of playing separately, their little group just seems to get larger when there are others about.
Whilst this week has been exceptionally enjoyable and I can’t fault Bluestone, it has been quite hard work for me. Being with the children constantly and being the only person able to help them and look after them during activities is really exhausting.
I was really hoping to get a little bit of time to myself this week. There is a beautiful Well Spa at Bluestone, which I spent a few hours in the last time we were here. Unfortunately, it became apparent soon after we arrived, that things have changed a little too much since our last stay at Bluestone, and there was no way I’d manage to get that amount of time to myself.
On the plus side though, my TomTom Spark Cardio watch tells me that I slept for eight hours last night. That’s the first time I’ve had that much sleep for many months, and I’m hoping it won’t be the last.
This week’s Thursday Photo #112 was taken on the beach. The girls aren’t in swimming kit and enjoying the sort of beach fun we were hoping for, but they still had a brilliant time running, jumping, splashing, digging and collecting shells. And there will be plenty of time for days on the beach later in the summer.
Thursday Photo #112