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I’ve been cramming in Summer Holiday Activities…

on August 15, 2014
The Reading Residence

With a week off in the Summer holidays with our little bear, with strictly, absolutely no clock-watching, we’ve been doing lots of activities.  We’ve been cramming in a non-busy way 😉


There have been no rules really.  Just enjoyment, relaxation and a few lie-ins!


Hubby and I are firm believers in ‘down time’ and letting our bear do what she likes in holidays and at weekends, basically following her lead.  But I had a mental bucket list that I wanted to keep in mind, ready for those “I’m boooored” moments when she needs that extra stimulation and so far mummy, daddy and our little bear have:


Been outdoorsy.  We’ve visited the local parks.  If our bear had her way, this would be a daily occurrence but she has to go in the paddling pool in her Ariel swimming cossie and unfortunately the weather’s been a bit chilly at times!  The local recs haven’t had a look in.  It’s the ‘big park’ every time.  We don’t get the opportunity to do the park all that often because of work/childcare time restraints in the week and often the weather’s not great at the weekends.


Been crafty!  Because there’s nothing our little bear likes more than making and doing, we had the paint box at the ready.  She painted her bedroom wall with daddy bear and this week she has painted a mural onto that wall.  We’ve also made crocodiles from a Toucan Box we had stashed away for the hols.  I’ll be blogging about that very soon…


Been cultural.  We visited the local museum just today and in the process learnt about dinosaurs, the local area during the war and in the Ice Age.  Our bear flitted from one room to the next but she did enjoy it!


But the biggie, the cherry  on top, the icing on the cake, was a desk that we put up for her.  This is no ordinary desk though.  It’s one we converted from her old cot 🙂  More on that on the blog in the coming weeks too…


So, our week has been enjoyable, restful, invigorating, stimulating, lovely and crammed (in a sort of non-busy way!..)

And that is my word this week ~ “crammed”.

What’s your word?

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2 responses to “I’ve been cramming in Summer Holiday Activities…

  1. That’s the best sort of cramming –
    Enjoy the rest of the holiday,
    I’m sure you all will!!

    Emma 🙂

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