Welcome back to my Times To Treasure round up! You may have noticed I didn’t post an update last week. This is because I was having a break from work and after my little meltdown (as written about here) I decided to take a short break from blogging too.
I’ve missed blogging so much, but am glad I took some time off as I got to spend lots of time with my beautiful family and catch up on some well needed sleep!
So, back to my Times To Treasure update!
The weekend before last was a busy one! On Saturday my friend threw a birthday party for her stepson who just turned 6! It had a last minute fancy dress theme so I quickly threw together a little outfit and the boy went as Captain Alfie!
Alfie had lots of fun on the bouncy castle and playing with the balloons (I hated them though as kept thinking they were going to pop in his face!). Unfortunately we had to leave a bit earlier than we’d have liked as Alfie needed a nap and was getting extremely grumpy! He slept for almost 2 hours as soon as he was in the car though.
On Sunday we headed up to London with my sister and sister-in-law and her family to take part in a Pretty Muddy Race for Life 5K event at Olympic Park. We all know someone who has suffered or passed away due to cancer and it was a great way to raise money for a brilliant cause whilst having fun.
I was back at work on Monday (and a little sore from the run!) but happily had the rest of the week off.
On Tuesday Alfie went to nursery as usual so Craig and I could have some time together as a couple. We went to Chiquito’s for a fabulous breakfast followed by a trip to the cinema to watch Suicide Squad. It was a lovely morning and I’m glad we did it. We picked Alfie up early from nursery and then spent some time in the park with him.
On Wednesday we went to a local lido called Stay and Splash in Canvey. It had been recommended by lots of people but I thought we’d missed our chance with the colder weather settling in. So I was very pleased when we had an unexpected heatwave and we were able to go! There is a big outdoor pool area – more like a giant paddling pool than a swimming pool – which was perfect for Alfie. He could stand up in it very easily (couldn’t quite sit in it without swallowing a load of water though!) He had a fab time splashing on the raised platforms and playing with a bucket of water.
There was also a huge sandpit and a small playground area. We got there about 10 and stayed till about 2 when Alfie needed his nap. You can’t take your own food in but they did have a big variety of reasonably priced food to buy so we happily stayed for lunch. We then drove to Canvey sea front for a walk along the sea bank while Alfie slept.
The weather was brilliant again on Thursday so we decided to drive to Frinton-on-Sea for some fun on the beach. Alfie loves the sand and water so was in his element crawling and walking around the sand and splashing in the water. The sea was a little cold but he wasn’t bothered one bit!
We then walked down to Walton Pier (which is a fair old walk!) while Alfie slept in the pram and Mummy and Daddy enjoyed an ice cream without having to share. We spent most of the day in Frinton as the weather was so lovely which meant lots of fresh air to wear Alfie out for a full night’s sleep!
Friday was a miserable day. After the previous hot and sunny days, it was a shame the weather turned so horrible on our last day of holiday. However, we had already decided to go and visit my nan so we weren’t that bothered. We call her Nanny Badger as one of her dogs was called Badger and that’s what my nephew started calling her when he was little. She hasn’t been very well recently and I think a visit from her cheeky great-grandson really cheered her up! I realised that I have no photos of my nan and Alfie together, so I made sure I got one on our visit, and it was a lovely one!
We then stopped off at our local soft play on the way home for a few hours. Now Alfie can crawl and toddle around, he enjoys it much more as he can do more. Mummy and Daddy get really worn out though!!
We had such a fun packed week, the weekend was spent doing chores to sort the house out before going back to work on Monday. Not as exciting for Alfie, but a necessity to keep Mummy on track during the week.
I have decided for the moment not to continue with my Times To Treasure community on Instagram. I am so grateful for everyone who has joined in, but I just don’t have the time at the moment to promote it and keep it going. It’s not gone, just postponed for a while. Thank you to all who have joined, please do keep tagging your photos as I love to see them, but I won’t be doing any community posts for a while.
I’ll definitely be back next week to share our weekend adventures:-)
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