Holidays!

So we’ve come back from a week on holiday at a Haven Park. Matt’s dad has a caravan at one in Kent, so we took full advantage again this summer. We arrived on Monday 19th and came home yesterday, Sunday 25th. The girls had a blast. Darcey’s most favourite part was the 2p machines. I dread to think how much we actually spent on those machines. Arcades are great, but I do tend to get a bit addicted to just mindlessly walking around putting coins in to win prizes. My weakness is a grabbing machine. You know the ones. It’s packed full of teddies and you know you won’t win, but after the 6th pound coin you’ve put in and could have probably got it cheaper in the shops you think. Damn. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Equally we made some great memories with the girls. Darcey tried lots of things. She had a go at an inflatable course in a swimming pool, Aqua gliders, fencing, archery, went on a big hunt and a treasure hunt and even had a go on a Go-Kart. She was brilliant at it and I’m even thinking of buying her one. Shhh. Don’t tell Matt! Marnie was too young for most things, but next year she will have a chance at all of the above. We went down to find some crabs and had a little visit to Fenn Bell zoo.

They partied every night at the disco, with Rory the Tiger, Greedy the Gorilla, Polly the Lifeguard, DJ Ned & Anxious the Elephant. We tried our luck at Bingo Beats, but no Lucks were given! 😵

All in all the week was a success, a few tantrums from the girls, but we couldn’t go a week with no dramas, what family does?!

Video Games

I cannot stop laughing! Teaching Darcey how to play Super Mario World on the Wii is hilarious!

“Okay Darcey you have to use 2 to jump over the creatures in the level and find coins and bonuses throughout the level”

“Ok mummy, I get it”

First level first attempt – watched the mushroom walk into Mario. OH MY GOD!! 😂

Second attempt – jumped over mushroom (Yey!) walked straight into the next one (damn!)

Third, fourth, fifth, sixth and I’ve lost count how many more times – just dying after around six seconds of playing. How long before I actually lose my mind and turn it off?! 😵🤦🏽‍♀️

But to be fair. She is only five “and a half” and it’s only the first proper try at a level game.

How on earth do you teach a child to play video games?! (Before you get frustrated with them) When I was younger I first had a PS1 and then a Super Nintendo many years later and honestly don’t remember not knowing how to play.

She’s become a pro at Mario Kart though.

Like I always say to her. Practice makes perfect, but I think I’m going to have to make myself busy and not watch her “play”. It’s too much! 😳