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?!
So we had a spontaneous trip out to the local “Great Park” over the weekend. We had bought Darcey a kite last year. Just a beginners one. It’s a butterfly with a super long tail. She loves it. We stepped out of the car and almost was taken down by the wind! It was so strong! Walked a bit from the car park to the top of the hill and got the kite ready to fly. It’s a great feeling being outside with the girls. They love being outdoors and doing cool stuff like this. I recently downloaded the Geocache App and we’ve been out looking around for them in the town we live in. We’ve found one out of five so far. We’re not the best at looking for them. Darcey always needs the toilet at random times and Marnie moans when we’re standing around in one place for a length of time.
Anyway, back to the kite flying. We spent about 45 minutes flying a kite in the cold windy spring we’re having here at the moment. Marnie grew tired of looking at a kite flying, so we went to look for trains floating across the countryside landscape. “TRAIN TRAIN MAMA”. It’s there somewhere. 🤷🏽♀️
Darcey just runs around with the handle in her hand in the hope to flick it up and it’ll fly. “Darcey you won’t need to run around. It’s so windy, it’ll just pick it up” – she carries on running. Cue ‘slap on the face’ emoji.
That’s her, running.
“Mummy. I’m really cold, can we go to the park now?”
“Yeah, I think daddy is going to buy you a hot chocolate on the way”
“I want an ice cream”
Yeah that’ll help with being cold.
What is it with children and eating/drink random things. I caught Marnie dipping her fish fingers in her water the other day. I would love to see the look on people’s faces if adults were to eat like children. Especially two year olds! 😂
Darcey was grumpy, so couldn’t smile for any photo. Marnie just wanted to be picked up and was moaning. Standard procedure. Then there’s me. Pretending to be a mum with no dramas. 🤔