This month we took the puppy on holiday to Sand le Mere with us. It is wonderful to be able to take your dog on a holiday as we found out. it makes for lots of family walks and talks along the way. It means that you look out for family and gof friendly places and trust me there are out there.We have had lots of board games and book reading. I started and finished a couple of books including The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, which I loved, The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly, Oh Charlie Parker how I have missed you and also Eleanor & Park. There is something about YA Fiction that I love. The boys have been engrossed in Stew, a magazine for curious kids and it even got Maxi reading, which is a great thing (review and competition to win a subscription to come). We have also had a lot of movie nights over the holiday as the caravan had a DVD player and have watched The Hunger Games part one and two, Frankenstein and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Maxi loved the Hunger Games and really got the story and we all loved The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. May has also brought a wonderful family christening, a celebration of family in all its imperfect glory. Colour throughout may has been from a loom band obsession (the boys not me), a new rug to review, some fab tea towels from a blogging buddy, diy letter bands in gold and craft projects on the Cricut Explore including a spring themed party and Father's Day Mugs. Mini got his first serious haircut that MadDad didn't approve of (it was always going to happen at some point) and the two tramlines did it! There were tears from me due to a wonderful handmade shawl from a dear friend to wear when going for my infusions at the hospital. and even better I get to come home to great quality tea. Maxi was allowed to use the BIG camera and documented a weekend in the garden. Oh and to top off a fantastic month I took a step in to the unknown and got in front of the camera rather than behind it, more on this to follow.
My favorite way to spend a sunny day outside is with my friends. I am lucky to be best friends with three brothers who live on the same road as us and we play together a lot. We all like to go to Theme Park's together. They are much more fun of you have a group of friends with you to laugh and stop you being scared. We all went to FlamingoLand at Easter and it was lots of fun. It is a theme park and a zoo and has the world's steepest roller coaster made from steel in a zoo there called the Mumbo Jumbo and I went on it (the zoo bit is very important apparently)! I like that there are lots of animals too, including my favorite animals Tigers. In March three Sumatran tiger babies (called cubs) were born and they will be soon allowed in to the main enclosure. I want to go back and see them. I hope I can adopt one and give it a name too. I put together this comic on Mummy's Ipad to show you how much fun we had. I also like playing football, cricket and walking the day too. I like to do things I haven't done before like archery. We are going to see the T20 cricket tomorrow and I am excited. I wish my friends could come too, but they are on holiday in Malta where it is always sunny, but they don't grow coconut's there. I also like having ice cream on a sunny day, my favorite flavour is mint choc chip.All of this is Mini's own work (I just changed any spelling mistakes). If you fancy making the comic's I have a blog post about using them as a way to encourage boys to write. We use the POW Comic Strip App, which both of the boys have used at school and is £1.99 to download.
Top tip - Do not use sharpies. I know there are a lot of pins on pinterest using sharpies, but I tried it and they do come off in the dishwasher. Using porcelain paint pens makes all the difference as we are still using and dishwashing things that we used these pens on three years later.How to make vinyl template using the Cricut Explore