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Thursday Photo #127

This afternoon Libby came home from school and announced that she would be going to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham next month on her first ever school trip.

A trip to the National Sea Life Centre

This seems like such a big milestone, the first time she’ll be going away on a coach. Taking her rucksack with her packed lunch and heading off for the whole day. I feel quite reassured that she’s going to somewhere that she knows so well. We might even go there ourselves before her trip, there’s so much going on I’d hate Lia to miss out.

This half term, the National Sea Life Centre is gearing up for Halloween with a spooky seas theme. The focus will be on the ghost-like jellyfish and the whole place will provide a family sensory experience. National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: ReviewWhen Libby goes, her class will be taking part in a behind the scenes tour. Hopefully they’ll be able to see the brand new baby blue-spotted stingrays. These have been bred here for the first time as part of their breeding programme that aims to protect endangered sea species.

I feel so excited for Libby and the rest of her class about their first ever school trip and a brand new adventure.

A day in Bristol

Lia’s week has been a little more sedate but she’s starting to get used to being on her own. She went out for the day with her dad on Monday, which gave me the opportunity to spend the day working.

It may be partly to do with this that I’ve started to feel a lot more on top of my work this week. I’m getting myself into a good routine where I’m managing to spend time on both my freelance work and my blog without feeling overrun.

I’ve even managed to get back into exercise now that I’ve recovered from my ultramarathon. I’ve fitted in both running and swimming this week, and I’ve particularly enjoyed the misty autumn mornings walking the dogs. Thursday-photo-127Our Thursday photo #127 is from our day out at the National Forest Adventure Farm on Saturday. It was lovely for the girls to have a day together, they’ve been missing each other a lot since Libby started school.

For me, it was great to spend the day with them and it has made me even more excited about half term which is just around the corner. I can’t believe how quickly the last few weeks have gone. We’ve finally settled into our new routine but I can’t imagine a day when I won’t long for the next holidays so I can spend more time with them.

Our Thursday Photo #127

National Forest Adventure Farm - Review



  1. October 13, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    The weeks are flying by and I can’t believe that we are nearly at half term. Mind you I think Alice needs it, I’ve definitely noticed she is more tired this week. How lovely that Libby is going on her first school trip, so a big milestone in this new chapter for her. x

  2. October 13, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    You just can’t beat a bouncy pillow! x

  3. October 14, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Glad you’re getting on top of your work and how exciting for Libby to have a school trip to look forward to!
    I can guarantee the time will come when you dread the school holidays!

  4. October 15, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    It sounds like Libby’s excited about her school trip? I think I would be glad it was somewhere they knew well too, quite reassuring! Lovely that Lia has been happy too and you managed some alone time for working, that’s so hard when you work from home with kids around. Lovely photo too! X

  5. October 25, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    I love your photos from your walks, you live in such a beautiful area!

    Stevie x

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