Summer Manifesto 2012 11

Apparently it is summer.  Well I know it is as Mini is a mid-summers baby, born on the 24 June.    However, it really doesn’t feel like summer to me.  Normally we would be packing our bags to go to the beach after school, whilst all we seem to do is dodge the rain, floods and puddles.

First of all I should review my Spring Manifesto.  I did OK, managing the cross stitch and park, even with a broken arm.  The bike rides didn’t happen, but I think I will carry that forward to the summer one.  Family meal did happen and was wonderful, reminded me we should do it more often.  I didn’t pluck up the courage to invite the mums over for tea, might move that to the Autumn one.  We will be having potatoes for dinner next week!

So onward and upward, as they say

  • Get my bike out of storage and go on a family bike ride
  • Take the boys camping
  • Book a adult learning course for September, probably something creative
  • Sow seeds for autumn planting
  • Make Mini’s quilt
  • Make a start on the Hexy MF quilt
  • Declutter the boys toys with them
  • Take all the clutter to a boot sale
  • Book some family days out
  • Have a picnic with the boys at least once a week, come rain or shine
  • Find a new park to play in each week over the holidays
  • Join the library reading program with the boys over the holidays
  • Find out all the free holidays events on in the region to visit with the boys.

I would love to know your plans for the summer and remember if you are short of ideas, I have a new e-book Frugal and Fun:Enjoying the holidays the thrifty way.



11 thoughts on “Summer Manifesto 2012

  • Pamela Dungar

    Your Comments .Hi, I am a new follower and commiserate on your break, I tripped in the garden 6 weeks ago and broke my right wrist, both bones and the tip off one, my plaster came off last Friday I had planned so much.Oh no, it would not bend, fingers not working, physio, at a cost. I googled it and found the exercises for free, they hurt but it is working. I am also using an Arnica balm for massage and that helps. I hope that you are well on the road to full mobility, I vowed never to run whilst looking over my shoulder ever again. Pam

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  • Emily (@amummytoo)

    It’s raining buckets right now and certainly doesn’t feel like summer. I feel so much more positive when the sun is out – even more so since I started taking photos as I so prefer natural golden light over the harsh glare of the flash. Congrats on the early success of the ebook and sorry to hear you broke your arm but from your to do list it doesn’t sound like you’re letting it stop you! We don’t have a list but it’s a great idea – may well write one myself.

  • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy

    What a fabulous idea! I love this! I must admit that this awful weather is really getting me down at the minute but I think I need to take a leaf out of your book and look ahead to summer despite the never ending rain.

  • HonestMum

    Needed to read this positive post today-I’m utterly bored of rain (and humidity)-I feel like I’m living in the Amazon without the obligatory sunshine breaks and the bush babies of course (I do have my own monkey however). Right off for a choc ice in the rain…

  • Cara

    Jen, you are like my life supervisor. Just when I need a kicking to get on track you come up with your manifesto. Love this one, particularly looking for a new park each week. I’m going to ask the children what they would like to add to our list and hope I can manage expectations.

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