When we unpacked Miss L’s rucksack, a blue dolphin paddlepak which Trunki sent us at the start of the summer, it brought back some lovely memories and helped us to see our summer as a whole. The paddlepak is a great rucksack, it’s waterproof, easy to stuff, due to the wide opening, easy to roll down and close with a clip, and it has a handy pocket for a water bottle and a secret purse in the tail. Did I mention it is waterproof?
Mr A last night said it felt like the first really exciting, proper summer holiday we’d had. We couldn’t put our finger on why, perhaps it’s the first when they’ve both been school kids, perhaps they are just at that magic age. Mr G also loved his Trunki BoostApak and was a very grown up traveller, more on those here. They seemed grown up and ready for endless adventure this summer, perhaps that’s why I see this summer in stats!
102 the number of times they made me listen to Nickleback‘s Rockstar in the car
Fortunately no one has asked me to explain the mile high club, popping pills out of pez dispensers or playboy bunnies yet….
3 pilgrimages to our favourite place
1 hangover for me, more on that to come…blame Jen
1 child free weekend with the girls, more on that to come!
6 jars of blackberry jam made
1 bag of sloes picked while dens were made.
1 bottle of sloe gin still to be made.
8 apples scrumped from next door
1 apple pie made
16 years with Mr A and 9 years married
20 new things we learnt how to do at Camp Bestival
4 water slides tried at Aqualand, Corfu. Posts to come!
3 major tourist attractions tested in one day with the London Pass
2 nights spent in luxury at The Cavendish Hotel. 5 reasons to stay.
8 surprisingly simple new things learnt about photography on a blogger’s course in Birmingham
1 theme park
1 happy morning’s scrapbooking
Countless arguments, but thanks to this next stat, they are getting easier to sort:
80,000 the number of people who saw my post on stopping sibling, or in fact any children’s arguments with six words. I now believe in Pinterest, I’ve never had a post do that before.
15 minutes school uniform shopping thanks to buying it too BIG last year.
So there it is, our summer in stats, back to school for this pair, and the Paddlepak will come into its own for swimming lessons too!
Linking up with Tara over at Sticky Finger’s The Gallery and with…
How was your summer? Hope it was lovely.