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August 2020 month in review

The return to school is imminent as September arrives. Here is what we got up to in August, a pretty standard summer holiday for us!
Family: Chris and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and we took a little staycation with the kids, visiting Audley End House and Gardens, Bury St Edmunds and Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.

We also went to Dymchurch for the bank holiday weekend to see my MIL and had fun on the beach as well as a trip on the RHDR and fun at the amusement arcade.

Work: the good thing usually about having a school job (or 4!) is that you get the holidays. Thanks again to the curse of 2020 and the Covid situation, I have had several meetings and paperwork to sort out. Plus the excitement and nerves of being offered another job starting in September…
Days out: We visited Holme Craft Village for a slime making session followed by pony rides.

We visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum and had a lovely day out.

Reviews: I’m a huge fan of the Mysteries in Time subscription boxes, a great way for kids to learn about history!
Zach enjoyed reading Granny Franny’s Big Red Bus.
We had several toy reviews including Junk Bots, 44 Cats and Cutetitos.


We learned about the environment with Conservation Crisis board game.

Food: I have been totally uninspired with food, just making the same things again and again. But I did enjoy this pasty I bought from the Hampshire Gluten Free Company. Plus I wrote up my Thai curry recipe which I use several times a month.


We took advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheeme. I had a pub lunch of this Malaysian curry, Pizza Express for our anniversary and a McDonalds.




  1. What a fun packed August you have had. That Dinosaur adventure place sounds really cool.
    I can’t believe how many books you read in a month! I need to up my game! #ParentPower

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