Half term started quite gently with some quiet days at home. They were still fun, but H and I both needed a bit of downtime to recover from a busy half term. We did have to make sure we had in about 20 library books first though as H is reading for England at the moment.
On Sunday I went to see my Grandmother at Worcester Royal Hospital with my mother. She seemed quite upbeat and to be recovering from her hip operation. There was even talk of her being sent home before too long. Sadly though it didn’t last and on Tuesday morning we had the news that she had died. I think it had all been a bit much for her at 97 years of age. This picture is from a few years ago and shows her in bright spirits.
As the week went on though we stepped up the pace a little. We spent some time visiting the Botanical Gardens. A nice surprise was to bump into H’s cousins there. They were there with their cousins and friends and H took on some responsibility for them as they are all 6 or under. At one point he was pushing all 6 of them on a swing – I think it wore him out.
We did a food review in the city centre. It was more fast food than I’d expected, but it went down very well with both of us. Unusual too as the restaurant was vegan. Whilst we were in the city centre H was very happy to get some Coke Zero to try and a coupon for a free bottle. It ended up being a Coke Zero sort of week as we ended up with quite a few free bottles.
We spent a day at Brick Live at the NEC. It was always going to be a hit with a LEGO mad boy like H. He was very pleased to pick up a bargain there with his pocket-money.
We did some building over the week including making this wooden dinosaur.
Another highlight was taking my nephew and H to the Hippodrome to see Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups.
So very much a week of ups and downs for us. Can’t believe half term is over already and that H will be back at school on Monday in his much hated winter school uniform (with shirt and tie).