Monday, 29 June 2009

Schools Out

Our schools finished up on Friday for the summer holidays, so today is the first day of a nice long seven and a half weeks of doing lots of lovely things ~ we have nothing planned for the first three weeks and will be pretty much taking each day as it comes! My children are quite happy playing in the garden with their friends, visiting Granny who lives very near to the beach, having lots of yummy picnics and going to play in the park. I am really looking forward to spending lots of days outside hopefully enjoying some nice sunny weather.

Just in case we have some rainy days (well this is Scotland!) we have visited the library to join in with the annual Reading Quest. The idea is that the children have to read six books during the summer holidays and they get little prizes along the way for each book they read. We had a good old browse and stocked up on some lovely things to read.

Doggy Stories ~ for a small boy who loves dogs.

Edinburgh Stories ~ this is a child’s book, which is set in and around the Old Town of Edinburgh and I may be trying to get my hands on it before my daughter does!

And of course some Crafty Stitchy type books for me.


smilernpb said...

Blimey, that's an early summer holiday! :o) Ours don't finish til the 22nd July and return to school on something like 3rd September.

I'm sure you'll soon think of lots of things to keep them old are your little ones'? xx

periwinkle said...

we,ve got another 3 weeks yet -- I'll have to check our library , they did the reading thing last year, Milo really enjoyed it -- hope you all enjoy your books.

lisa ridgeon said...

My boys used to do the Library reading challenge thingy too. It's a good habit to get in to. They've always been content with a good book. Now they're older we read each others books both at home and when can make for an interesting read!

Anonymous said...

ooh those books look fab

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

Lucy said...

Enjoy your lovely summer holiday with your gorgeous children. I look forward to reading more of your fabulous bog! :)

Kate said...

Hi Jackie, I have that crochet flower book and love it! I'm slowly working through them and trying to decide what to do with all of them. Can't wait to see yours.
Seems strange that your kids are on summer vacation and ours are on two weeks of winter.
I love how your crochet granny is going.