Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Plans

I'm looking forward to getting out and about as much as possible this summer while the older girls are home. These are my plans for their six week school break:

  • Swimming at the leisure pool in a nearby town
  • A trip to a nearby pick-your-own farm. We did this today and came home with a haul of strawberries, raspberries, carrots and peas. Little Cherub wants to go again!
  • A zoo trip with Star and Little Cherub, together with a friend and her two younger daughters (a ten year old and an 8 month old baby)
  • Take Star and her two best friends to Borders for hot chocolate at Starbucks and to shop for stationery in the Paperchase concession there
  • A visit to the Roald Dahl Museum
  • A family trip to Wicksteed Park (Tevye has a few days off work the week after next)
  • A family picnic or BBQ at Wendover Woods
  • Camping for a couple of nights with Star, Little Cherub, K-next-door and A-next-door
  • A camping sleepover in the garden for Angel and her friends
  • A few days at a Christian camp for Angel
  • Ice skating for Star's birthday
  • Mead Open Farm with Little Cherub, Star and one of her friends
  • A day at the seaside with K-next-door and her three children. We are planning to take the train to Brighton.
For the last week of the holiday we will be in Cornwall, staying in a caravan near Newquay. We will also need a couple of shopping trips to replace outworn and outgrown school uniform and shoes. Please excuse me while I digress and moan about school shoes. They are just not made for serious walking. Angel and Star have to walk for more than an hour a day to get to school and back, and their shoes just can't take it. Often they wear out in weeks. Even Clarks shoes wear out in a term. School rules say they are not allowed to wear either boots or trainers (running shoes) which might stand up to the wear and tear better. Grrr!!!

School shoe shopping aside, I think we are going to have a fun summer.


Jennifer said...

I understand about the shoes. Could they wear their boots or running shoes to walk to school and change into school shoes when they get there?

The Bookworm said...

That's the irritating thing ... it is against the rules to wear anything else and change at school. And the rules are enforced. The school Angel is going to in September allows boots.