Here we go. The final stretch. Five and a half more weeks until the end of the school year.
I think the children are both ready for it, after a really lovely break over the half term holiday. Although they do have an inset day today so we can really ease into things this week!
Last week was full of sunshine and blue skies and all things joyful, and was just what we needed after a long term at school.
On Monday we parked by Blackpill (just in time before the car park filled up completely!) and walked from there all the way along the seafront to Mumbles. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and walking along the prom with the tide in was a real reminder of how lucky we are to live where we do.
We walked all the way down to Mumbles pier before turning back and stopping for a Joe’s ice cream. That was one thing we were planning on putting on our summer bucket list for this year, and something we’ll definitely do again now we’ve all remembered how good that ice cream is!
On the way back to the car we stopped for a few minutes at the lido at Blackpill, and then promised Nerys we would go back in the summer break so she could play properly. It was absolutely rammed when we were there, so we’ll plan to go nice and early one day in the summer holidays.
The weather was still beautiful on Tuesday so we headed out again, this time to Clyne woods. We hadn’t been there in months so it was really lovely to go back and have a good wander again.
We also popped down to the marina on Thursday for a walk around to see the boats and then a little stroll along the seafront.
We don’t tend to get down as far as the marina all that often, but each time we do I think we should make more of an effort to do it more.
There are some lovely pieces of artwork installed along the front there, and lots of different spots to stop and look out along the bay. And if you keep going there are some lovely paths through the sand dunes that are great for exploring with little ones.
The children ended the week with two nights sleeping over at their grandparents’ house.
They went out to the park at Singleton boating lake on Friday and then to Wiggly’s farm in Bridgend on Saturday, and were well and truly worn out by the time they came home yesterday!
So now we have today to just chill out (and finish up bits of homework that have been sadly neglected with all the fun going on) before we’re back and raring to go for the new term tomorrow.