On Saturday we went to High Wych, the village down the road to their annual scarecrow festival. The festival is on every year and we always go as they really go to town. Most of the houses make incredibly elaborate creations and you can vote your favourite. The overall winner then has to create the centerpiece on the roundabout for the next year’s show. This year’s standout entry for us was Peter Rabbit with Lily and Benjamin and Mr McGregors garden – they even had the theme tune playing on loop. There was live music too which the kids loved boogying along too and also the compulsory ice lolly/ice cream in the park after our picnic.
The day finished with Geoege asleep in bed, Mike out at Football and Lily and I watching the hit list with a pizza hut take away!
If you want to look at more of the scarecrows head over to my Instagram
I want to say chill day as it started off slowly with Lily and I watching Emma Raducanu’s US Open win (I had recorded it so we watched it as if it were live). Amazing win, what a talent.
Inspired by Raducanu’s victory we thrn headed into the garden for some tennis before heading out to the local tennis courts to play.
It was a chilled out with an energetic hour or so in the middle!
On Monday the weather was lovely and I had friend over for lunch in the garden. I also designed my new blog header – feedback welcome!
On Tuesday on the walk home from school George was fascinated with a butterfly. It kept flying around us then landing on this plant. We spent ages just watching it.
I took the kids to swimming lessons after school. George is in the parent and toddler class so I swim with him and he was laughing and giggling the whole way through the lesson it was such a joy.
Lily had her first tennis lesson back after an 8 week summer holiday break and absolutely smashed it. She just has the grace and stance of a pro it’s lovely to watch.
Mike returned home from his work trip. It was so lovely to see him as we had all missed him this week. We all went to Pizza Hut for dinner. It still amazes me that George eats so much from the salad bar!
Lily also went to theatre school for the first time since last October as they closed due to Covid as she was so excited.
On Friday we booked tickets for Robin Hood at Harlow Playhouse; cannot wait to see the children’s faces when we surprise them with a visit over the Christmas holidays.