July already – so we’re over half way through the year now, crazy stuff! I’ve been a bit slacking on the blog front recently; I just haven’t really been in the zone as my mind has been on other things, then last week Jacob was home from school with chickenpox so I couldn’t work like I usually do when both boys aren’t here. I’m just hoping Noah skips them – no sign of any so far, so fingers crossed.
Both boys break up for the summer next week anyway, meaning I won’t be able to work during the day at all. So I know what my evenings will be taken up with!
June was a pretty quiet month in general, but we did have a few days out:
Race for Life
Last time I did Race for Life was back in 2013 with my friend and her cousin. I hadn’t done any training, but I still managed to get around the course in a time of 47:30 which I was pretty proud of to be honest. When I saw that there was going to be an event in Scunthorpe for the first time this year, I signed up. It was held at Normanby Hall which was a perfect setting. I hadn’t done any training this time either (oops) so I asked Jacob if he wanted to do it with me and he said yes; brilliant, it gave me an excuse to just walk it!
Half way around he said he needed a poo (!) then he started getting tired, so I bribed him with an ice cream at the end… We managed to complete it in 59:54 which once again, I was super proud of – even more so proud of J!
A visit to Bransby Horses
The Husband had an unexpected weekend off at the beginning of June, so we didn’t really have anything planned but didn’t want to be stuck at home all day. We decided to take an impromptu visit to Bransby Horses, a local rescue and welfare centre. TH loves horses so it was more of a day out for him, but the boys did like seeing them too; or shouting “Look at that horse poo!” (though I told them not to shout so they didn’t scare the horses!).
There were some really beautiful horses, but it was so sad to read about the condition that some of them had arrived in. Bransby horses do a wonderful job of getting them back to looking beautiful though, and making them less timid if they arrived scared. I took my ‘big’ camera rather than just using my phone, and got some lovely shots of them.
Open Farm Sunday
We only visited our first Open Farm Sunday last year, but the boys really enjoyed it so I thought we would go again this year. We visited one of our local farm shops, Uncle Henry’s, who host Open Farm Sunday every year.
As well as farm machinery on display, there was also a dog show, local produce stalls, raffles, a fire engine and equipment for the children to try on; plus so many other wonderful things.
It was a brilliant day out, and the boys even got to plant their very own lettuce seed. We’ve only managed to grow one out of two though…
Jacob has been learning about minibeasts at school this term, so he’s always on the look out for them in the garden. He’s found numerous caterpillars, butterflies, spiders, and snails. He’s always been too freaked out to hold a snail before; so I was really proud when he said he wanted to hold the one we found most recently. Even I won’t do it!
A visit to Kaspa’s in Leeds
You know when an opportunity comes along that you just can’t say no to? Like going to a dessert house opening for a four course ‘meal’ of sweetness and delight? Well, I couldn’t anyway! And that’s what I did at the end of the month – I wrote about it here – but I will leave you with my favourite course…
What did you enjoy during June?