Half Term : February 2020

As half terms go, this week has been a good one. We've had plenty to do, the week has gone quickly and we've hardly had any attitude or tantrums.

It started with my birthday, a lazy day, a gin (or three!) and a meal out with friends. The next day was a bit of a washout in all honesty as the gin may or may not have left its mark!

Monday was a busy one.  I managed to persuade the girls to help me with the housework.  We cleaned all the bedrooms, changed all the bedding, hoovered throughout and generally pottered around tackling jobs. In the evening, E had dance and we did the food shop after whilst T went to Nannys.  

Tuesday was full-on from about 8.15 in the morning! My friend was stuck for childcare so I had her two girls for the day.  A and E are really lovely little girls and get on really well with my two so I was hopeful that they would all play nicely, even so, I was a little apprehensive. It all went well! No arguments or tantrums, other than a few minutes here and there from T because the elder two wanted some time to play alone and I think that was more because she had woken up early as she was excited.  They mostly played in the girl's bedrooms and, even better, I didn't have to do a tidy up operation after!  As well as it went, I was bloomin' shattered by bedtime.  Looking after someone else's kids is a huge responsibility and I was on alert far more than I would be with my two.

Wednesday was a day in the office for me whilst the girls spent the day with Nanny and Grandad and went to soft play.  They slept well that night!

On Thursday we went to my mother-in-laws for lunch and a play date with my niece.  In the end, my MiL told me to leave the girls with her and to come home for a couple of hours on my own.  I was incredibly grateful!

D took Friday off work and we ended up going to Banham Zoo... as did half of Norfolk, it seemed! It turned out that they had a kids go free voucher running for the half term.  It was the busiest we have ever seen it!  The queue was never-ending and after 20 minutes without moving, we decided to cheat and joined the season ticket queue and getting tickets for the next year. We were lucky we were in a position to do that as many people were turning around and going and we heard one of the staff estimate it to be at least an hour and a halfs wait to get in.  

Our final weekend was been a lazy one spent at home.  Saturday was a film day whilst Sunday was really lovely because the girls spent the whole day playing together, either in their bedrooms or out in the garden.

How has your half term been?


  1. That sounds fun - esp the birthday part! We've had no half term - just getting back into the swing of all things school to be honest!

  2. Impressed that your kind are helping tidy the house! Well done you! My son's bedroom leaves, ahem, a LOT to be desired! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. We don't have half term in our household just yet, but the week was a good (if not exhausting) one! Ready for some warmer weather though! #TwinklyTuesday

  4. sounds like a full week! Nice that you had a few opportunities for some quiet time. Happy birthday! #twinklytuesday