Last weekend we went to the National Space Centre in Leicester. We’d been invited to attend the European premiere of a new film called Back to the Moon for Good. It was a film with some stunning sequences and I’d recommend seeing it at a planetarium, like we did, if you can. We had a wonderful day at the National Space Centre and I think we’ll be going back in the future. It’s a great place to learn more about space and it’s an ideal wet day activity. H has been spouting space facts all week, so he obviously took a lot in, even if it did seem that he was treating it as a giant playground at the time.
This week has been about going back to school. We all had a busy and fun week last week, but this week it was back to the routine: Daddy back to the office, H to school and Mummy back to the desk at home. There have been some autumnal walks to school like this one. There are still a lot of leaves on the trees locally, so there aren’t really enough leaves around for a good scrunch through. Walks home through the park allow for lots of nature exploration, like studying the harlequin ladybirds that seem to love the bollard at the start of the park. Harlequin ladybirds are very invasive and are gradually spreading over our country. We are going to record our sightings of them at a national survey.
It’s been a catching up with jobs sort of week and getting used to the routine again. There have been a few moments to stop and stare though. H had his school fireworks display last night and I was captivated by this glorious dawn this morning.