It’s about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
My last ‘Point Shoot’ post was about a local trip out whereas this one is a record of our recent ‘staycation’ holiday to Suffolk.
- We lucked out with our accommodation recommended to us by a friend, so thank you Rachel!
- Staying on a farm meant we watched the children delight at feeding the animals everyday. The goats were especially a hit – twin 1 particularly loved going to visit them.
- And when it was rainy we had great fun in the swimming pool. Our eldest has not enjoyed swimming that much up until this year and so seeing him swimming across the pool full of confidence and joy was fabulous. He would ask to stay in as long as possible and even had two swim sessions on a particularly bad weather day. His sisters loved it when their grandparents played in the pool with them too.
- Talking of grandparents….it was lovely that they joined us for part of the holiday too and very kind of them to give me and the hubby a few hours off one day for a delicious meal out.
- Days out to Colchester Zoo and Flatford Mill were a hit with all the kids – not always the case when you have a 4 year age gap between siblings. Twin 2 loves to copy her big bro so held the stick insect at the zoo after he had done. And I held it too!
- We were all pretty in awe of getting so close to a sloth. The eldest also enjoyed an icecream while watching the elephants, giraffes and zebras as well as lots of other interesting animals too, as the twins had a much needed nap. He wowed us with his knowledge of animals and wildlife as we walked round.
- Flatford Mill had lots of family friendly activities to do as well as impressive scenery. The eldest and twin 2 (do you see a theme emerging?!) enjoyed pond dipping as well as big bro being engrossed when doing a nature trail around the RSPB garden.
- Twin 1 instead was very content to play hide and seek with her Grandad. The eldest also did spoon carving and despite it being hard work and taking a long time, his perseverance was impressive.
- We got to visit the seaside for the first time this summer – not once, but twice.
- Our first trip to Mersea Island included a lunch out for us all (a rare event as meals out can be quite stressful at the moment) enjoying fish and chips (of course!).
- The second outing was to Frinton-On-Sea with it’s beautiful sandy beach which the children LOVED. Twin 1 was in her element building sand castles and twin 2 adores paddling so she had great fun in the sea. The picnic on the beach went down well too (even with the addition of a bit of sand in the food).
We had a super week away – and it was so good to be altogether without any work stresses for me or the hubby.
Hoping you’ve had some lovely family moments too this summer holidays.
If so I’d love to hear about them.