Lazy Lunch!

Day 3 of the school holidays & my other half asked if me & the daughter would like to meet him for lunch – his treat! Well of course I said yes as there is such a thing as a free lunch it seems!

Me and the girl hopped onto the local train into Birmingham and played a mammoth game of ‘I Spy’ to which the final clue was “i w” – apparently ‘invisible wind’ (cue hysterical giggles from mummy).

We then strolled across town to meet him. We passed through Victoria Square where she suddenly squealed “that’s a statue of Queen Victoria, I recognise her from Horrible Histories!” Good to know the BBC is fulfilling it’s educational remit!

We had a lovely family lunch at The Handmade Burger Co on the canal at Brindley Place – pricey, yet delicious! Daughter obviously enjoyed herself as she then skipped off up the tow path:

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At this point we spotted the waterbus stop:

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And was begged for a ride – I quite fancied it myself so asked how much it was – 75p for us to ride to the mailbox – bargain! So we jumped on.

It was really enjoyable. A very pleasant way to travel and the driver (?) gave us a running history as we travelled

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As we walked through The Mailbox, we popped into the BBC shop to see if daughter’s uncle was around as he works there. He wasn’t but we found this:

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Cue much excitement from us both!

We wandered back to the train via The Body Shop & as it was 3 for 2 on lip balms it would have been rude not to treat ourselves!!

All in all, a very nice way to spend a few hours!

School Holidays With Daughter

So we’re into day 2 of the 6 week break.
I have this week & next off work with daughter, then she joins the boy at play scheme.
Day 1 we spent relaxing. She had her DS, I had my kindle. We went into the garden and just spent quiet time together, I think we both needed it.

Day 2, we nipped up to decathlon to buy VERY cheap Pe kits, and a few running bits for me, then onto Ikea for some little storage boxes. These boxes were for mission ‘tidy up daughter’s cupboard’

By lunchtime, the kitchen looked like a bomb had gone off, so we took a break.

Off we trotted to pizza hut – who are doing kids eat free – with each adult main course, children get a free 2 course meal – unlimited salad bar here we come!

As she’d been so good, I treated her to the ice cream factory for £1 – see the below pic!

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Then we came back and finished sorting her toys out.

I’m really pleased with her; she’s been so sensible about keep, recycle & charity and her cupboard doors shut, plus we can see the kitchen floor!

Let’s hope the next two weeks are just as chilled and productive!