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. Apparently 6am on a Saturday. With no children is obviously a good time to be awake. Well. Ali’s phone thinks so. Her alarm went off and bang! I’m awake. 🙄. Anyway. We got ready. Had breakfast and went out to start the second day of Netball games. We had tickets for the morning session. First game was Australia v Zimbabwe. The Aussie’s obviously smashed them, but the fans for Zimbabwe didn’t stop cheering for the whole game! It was great.
Second game was New Zealand v Barbados and New Zealand dominated the whole game. As predicted. So that was that.
We left and got some lunch and planned to watch the England game at the fan zone in the centre of Liverpool. “Shall we just check if there are any seats left for the next session?” So that’s what we did. And we were in luck! Two tickets left….. but it hurt my account. (I may have to ask Matt to help me stay out of the red this month 😳) but it was so worth it! England played Scotland and showed them the best way to win a game. And we got on tv! It was awesome, but came at a price, our GK retired early and apparently ruptured her achilles heel. So is out for the rest of the tournament. 😢 but I know the girls will do well tomorrow and hopefully will win the whole thing!
LETS GO, ENGLAND, LETS GO!
To finish off our netball experience for the day. We watched Jamaica v Trinidad and Tobago. Easy win for the Sunshine girls.
We got selfies with Pamela Cookey, above (former England and super league player) and Zigi Burger (South Africa’s GS)
Then we did some sightseeing.
There are some amazing buildings along the docks and definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in Liverpool.
Tomorrow, we’re going to maybe do some shopping then head home. I have enjoyed my time away and felt I needed it, but I do miss my little family.
Also, we’ve decided to save up and go to the next World Cup in South Africa in 2023, so if you want to donate to the cause, don’t hesitate to get in touch! 😂