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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Word of the Week: Squeeze

So this week we have tried to SQUEEZE in as much as possible before Izzie starts school on Tuesday.

We kicked off the weekend with a family trip to the wonderful Rainbow Factory in Leeds for some storytelling fun. The children got to dress up, listen to stories, sing songs and play lots of games. They also had an action packed tour of the displays which currently feature models of well known Heroes and Villains such as the BFG, the Big Bad Wolf and Captain Hook. There were also plenty of craft activities in Goldilocks’ Kitchen to keep them busy. The staff (as always) were fantastic and did everything possible to ensure each child had a truly magical experience. If you are near Leeds, it is well worth a visit!

Rainbow Factory Fun
Next we managed to complete Izzie’s summer list (remember that rainbow day?!), well this week we had a quick trip to the local airfield for some plane spotting and then a brilliant Fimo modelling session. Having Izzie make her own summer list was so successful and really does prove that kids have the best ideas!

Fimo Models
Midweek we met up with Izzie’s best buddy and visited York Maze. They have been friends since they were babies and it was our last trip together before they both start at different schools. The weather was glorious and we had a really great day. It was our first trip to the maze and this year’s fabulous design was inspired by Roald Dahl to commemorate 100 years since his birth (1916). We might have got a little lost around the Enormous Crocodile’s teeth. The maze closes next week but the global celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday will take place on 13th September 2016. You can find out more about other Roald Dahl events here.


Photo: York Maze


We now have a very exciting week ahead of us as Izzie is going to be Flower Girl at a family wedding. Then it is her first day at school. I think we might be ready, well the uniform is, but emotionally perhaps not! I will certainly be packing some tissues.

The summer really does seem to have flown by. I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays as much as we have.



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17 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of mums have been wanting to do more with their kids this week! I'm the same too... I think we are ready for school! ;) #wotw

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    1. I think we are ready too, I hope so anyway, fingers crossed! Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. It sounds like you have really made the most of the time you have left of the holiday. We've missed visiting a maze this year.

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    1. We haven't visited one like this before and it was really good fun plus really close to us. We will definitely be back next year :)

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  3. What a jam-packed week! Sounds like you've had an amazing time and I love the look of the Rainbow Factory. I hope Izzie's first day goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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    1. Thank you, not long now! The Rainbow Factory is fab. I don't know anywhere else quite like it!

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  4. What a lovely week you have had - I can definitely relate to wanting to squeeze in as much as possible before the start of school. Hope all goes well with her first day and with Izzie being a flower girl. #WotW

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    1. Thanks Louise. Flower girl duties over now just the first day of school to get through :)

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  5. Oh wow! It sounds like a fab week! The Rainbow Factory sounds like a great place to visit. So much fun.
    Good luck with starting school....

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    1. Thanks Kim. I'll take some tissues with me... :)

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  6. It sounds like you have had a great week. I like the idea of asking the children what they want to do over the summer holidays. Perhaps we can try that next year. I hope the wedding goes well for you all #WotW

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    1. Definitely the kids come up with some fairly cost effective ideas too :) The wedding was brilliant thank you!

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  7. York maze looks awesome. I want to go! You have squeezed loads in lovely.Hope you had a fab time and not too tired :) xx #wotw

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    1. The maze was fab. Pretty exhausted now -the wedding has finished me off ;)

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  8. You have some fantastic days out close to you they look awesome, I love all the Roald Dahl themes and activities that are on at the moment. Hope Izzie has a lovely first day back at school. #WotW

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    1. Thank you Angela. We are by York and Leeds so lots of good things about :) I hope to do something special on 13th September but what I'm not sure yet :)

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  9. Summer has gone by too quickly hasn't it and I love that you're still squeezing as much in as possible until the very last minute! The maze looks amazing *pardon the pun!!*
    Hope the weather held for the wedding
    #WoTW
    xx

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