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Our First Official School Holiday – October Half Term

Our first school holiday flew by! By the time it came round we were so ready for it but here we are, with it being over before we knew it. We had such a busy week but it was so lovely to have LP at home with us, to not have a school run and to be able to do what we wanted each day. It was lovely.

LP is loving school, learning so much and she’s really thriving. To support her learning over the holidays we are considering help from Tutor Hunt although will probably use the service more as LP gets older and her school learning becomes more academic rather than the play based learning she experiences at the moment.

The weekend after LP broke up from school was full of Monsoon Childrenswear’s Birthday Party at the Tower of London, a meal at Strada and then a day at Legoland watching the fireworks.

Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term

After that action packed weekend we needed time to recover from it but unfortunately, or fortunately really, our bathroom renovation began on the Monday. We had a few days of no working toilet during the day, no bath or even a sink in the bathroom and getting clean in the kitchen sink.

Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term
Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term

By the time it got to Thursday we were ready for a break so we sent our cat off to a cattery for a few days and we went for a night at the Novotel in Milton Keynes on our way to a weekend break in Butlins, Skegness. We stopped off at Belton House National Trust on the way to Butlins and Stowe National Trust on the way home on Monday so a pretty action packed few days.

Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term
Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term

The Novotel was lovely and a great way to start our break. Aspects of Butlins left a lot to be desired but it was lovely to have some quality time together as a family. I’ve said before how our family time is limited now LP is at school so we’re trying to make the most of every opportunity we have to spend time together and our half term was great for that!

Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term
Our First Official School Holiday - October Half Term

We got back home on Monday evening to a shiny new bathroom that, apart from a couple of minor issues, is just so lovely and the sort of bathroom I had only ever dreamed of. A great end to what was really a lovely, busy half term!

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Sounds as if you had so much fun during the half term Donna. I think having school holidays makes you appreciate your family time even more. Have loved seeing the huge change in your bathroom. It looks amazing x

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