Ok I must start off with the pictures of Vickie during her head shave for red nose day… I’m not sure of the exact amount she raised… but the just giving site says its
£432.10 although I have a feeling its a lot more than that because there were some who donated directly via her.
hair it is (pun….. get it get it get it 🙂 … going going gone……
and away we go
I love this picture
Right the next thing boring news update was Easter……….. I made the boys a basket each and we took them out over the Easter holidays…
The baskets I made the boys and Amber for Easter
One trip was to Chatham Dockyards Medway Festival of Steam and Transport which was also showing off the set of the tv series call the midwife.
On Another day out we had been to the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre
Obviously I didn’t take this one but its hard to give you an idea of the size of the place
We went to Hornby make and paint days a couple of times……. the kids love it here so it’s another of the places we have an annual ticket and keep going to over and over again
We had a morning of cake decorating which was gratefully received by friends ………… Now I usually stick to butter frosting and or just Glacé icing or Royal Icing when it comes to things like Christmas Cakes but for a change I used Fondant Icing and petal paste….. This has now convinced me I really must do more because some are pretty dire
And then we had a quick trip to Pontins at Camber……. I had it well planned I packed school uniforms with me so they would have a clean one , I collected the boys from school, we drove straight to Pontins……… spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday night there and drove back early Monday morning in time to get the boys to school… I timed it perfectly… we had them outside the school gates at 8.40 🙂
After having such rainy or cold weather….. we had a fantastic weekend it was lovely and warm and yep I got sunburnt… I do confess we go club.. which is kinda like as close to first class as you are going to get at pontins.. with the free breakfast and bottle of wine , free electric, tv , newspapers , welcome packs blah blah blah.. I have no idea what the Popular or Classic flats are like , some of them looked quite dire………… we stayed in one ten years ago when I was pregnant with Alex and it really was pathetic and grubby and they don’t look like they have changed much since… Hence why we go club….
To be fair I didn’t take many pictures this time as I took loads last time we went and we are going again this year……… ok I was having fun……… I didn’t want to miss out standing behind the camera 😆
Not only that we spent 50% of the time in the pool , One slightly worrying moment when Alex ran off and went on the big inflatable Aqua Course which starts at the deep end and goes all the way to the shallow end about 3ft deep , Alex leaps on and at the first bit falls off right into the water about 7 ft deep…….. at this point I seriously wonder how good his swimming is lol but he bob’s up to the top and off he swims front crawl to the side of the pool. joins the queue and starts again only this time he completes the course and joined the queue again… over and over… I think after the 5th go he got bored with it..
the boys playing in the indoor sports hall.
The boys on the quad bike we hired (of course we got discount with our posh club flat lol)
The view right from the top of the dunes..
the sea from the top of the dunes
another picture on the dunes with the wind farm in the background
Doesn’t everyone take their laptop with them.
Alex in the play area
Ali in the sanded play area.. with the rather dire commoners chalets behind him lol
playing on the famous sand dunes
in the evening……. three nights and they were exhausted….
In between All these activities as such of course Allan still does his recycle round collecting cardboard for the scouts and doing his leader training ….
here he is getting invested into the scouts as cub leader
And last but not least yesterday we went to the District Scout Inspection, Formal Service and St George’s Day Fete where The Sittingbourne and Milton District Scout Group had invited the Mayor to jointly inspect the Scouts with the District Commissioner, at Bexon Lane Scout Camp All the troops were asked to wear full uniform with school /smart/ uniform trousers and school shoes or their scouting hiking boots (cleaned up of course lol) sadly a few let us down but with a little maneuvering the *scruffy* ones were put in the middle
It was Allans first Official Duty as a Scout leader and to top the day off Alex was chosen as flag bearer all in all a lovely day.. and the smash a plate stand that we manned afterwards went well, and to top off the day we had lovely sunshine all day despite the weather forecast.
Allan In his uniform…
I have to confess when I said I had a thing for men in uniform this wasn’t quite what I had in mind.
Alex ready with the flag strap on
Ali killing time before the parade
Alex and Ali queuing up ready to join the parade
Alex with the flag and the cubs and Allan trying to get them all in a straight line ready for inspection
Allan in his bib and tucker so to speak
the Mayor of Swale (in yellow) starting off the parade
And That is it for now………….. Phew……………… Hopefully I can keep up to date in future but that’s not a promise lol