I would love to say that I didn’t post last week because I was joining Wikipedia and Google in their protest against SOPA and PIPA, but I honestly just forgot to take pictures. There is something about school holidays that brings out the lazy in me!! This week, as we gear up for back-to-school, its back into some of our routines, so I managed a photo almost every day.
Thursday 19 Jan : Swimming lessons again in the morning, and then a shocker of a day afterwards. We had planned to take the kids to Adventure World, a water park about a 40 minute drive away, since they have just opened a section, Kahuna Falls, aimed at little kids. After driving all the way there, and paying our entry fee, we walk in a see a sign that the Kahuna Falls section is closed due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Unfortunately, Irini cannot go on one. single. other. water ride (you need to be 110cm tall). And there was no way we were paying $150 to go and swim in the swimming pool! So we decide to try a local council run waterpark, but when we get there we discover it is just 3 swimming pools (20cm, 30cm and 60cm deep) and and a fountain. We then decide to cut our losses and try going to the movies. The kids really wanted to see the Muppets, but of course, for the one night the entire week, the last session is at 4.30 (it is now 5.00). We decide to see Hugo, and for the first time all day, something goes right, and the movie is amazing. Its our first 3D movie, and we definitely picked an amazing choice for our first time!
Friday 20 Jan: Today was spent at swimming again, followed by another visit to Irini’s school to pick up her booklist. On Friday’s I like to spend as a “French Friday,” a concept from the French Chic yahoogroup, so Irini and I spent some mummy and daughter time at a local cafe inbetween the school visit and her speech therapy appointment. I also like my outfit to be a touch French inspired as well, so chic and simple was my aim today.
Saturday 21 Jan: A nice and easy day, with another visit to the movies, this time to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. The kids enjoyed it, but as an online friend succinctly said, “there is 1.5 hours of my life I will never get back”.
Sunday 22 Jan: The weather is really starting to heat up, with temps above 38 C today and for the rest of the week. Did I tell you that I hate hot weather? I plan to spend as much time at home in the air conditioning, venturing out only when necessary.
Monday 23 Jan: Today was another day over 40C and I planned to stay home, but ended up having to go out and get some back to school things organised, as well as a quick meeting.
See you all next week!!
Also linking to: Monday Mingle @ Glamamom