It is almost the autumnal equinox so it’s time to wave goodbye to summer for this year once and for all 🙁
You may recall that I set our family a summer bucket list…well, how did we get on?!
A trip on a train
We cheated a bit on this one. We didn’t go on a modern train which is what I’d intended, but we did visit the steam railway on the Isle of Wight
Lots of picnics on our holiday plus one at Marwell too.
Time with cousins and hopefully a sleepover
Not as much time as we would have liked and the sleepover didn’t happen as Zach has been a NIGHTMARE sleeper this summer 🙁 Nate and Leah did sleep over at my parents’ house which is only 2 streets away so they did spend some time together
Another semi success. We went out a couple of times but nowhere near the once or twice a week that I’d hoped for. The weather just wasn’t good enough 🙁
Buy a paddling pool
Hurrah, we bought not one but two paddling pools. Boo-hiss, they are still in their boxes. Where was the hot weather in August??? It certainly wasn’t in the south of England…
The children had plenty of time to play on park equipment over the summer
Sleep in a tent in the garden
Complete success! I was freezing all night but we had a fab time