Lots of things have been happening since my last post and I don't seem to be able to grab 5 minutes to myself, it's not helped by the fact that no one knows I've been writing a blog, so I have to sneak upstairs to my office/boxroom/messy cupboard! I like to call it my office but really it's the dumping ground of a massive "to-do" pile.
Amongst all the things going on, as well as the tail end of the cricket season (before we hurtle into indoor winter cricket practice) number 2 son had a very short notice invite to have a week in Spain with a friend's family. I realised he hadn't had a haircut for 6 months and had no holiday clothes so ran around Norwich like a mad woman trying to find things in the Summer sales - of course I'd left it too late. A bit of online shopping got us a few bits so if you're in Spain & see a 13 year old on a beach with the tags still on his clothes or noticeably wearing last years shorts (2 sizes too small) please tell him his Mum says "Hi"!
I've tried to spend a little time doing things Little Miss would like to do as she has spent most of her school holidays in the car driving to her brothers matches. She managed 2 shopping sprees (using birthday vouchers), a swimming session and lunch out with a friend.
One thing we managed to do, just the two of us, was a river cruise organised by the cricket club (everything I do has a cricket connection!) We should have been in Kent watching number 2 son play (ie get badly beaten!) but as Little Miss had a last minute under 9 match locally we decided to stay home - so were unexpectedly available for the boat trip.
I thought you may like a short tour of the Norfolk Broads, or more precisely the River Bure. The river runs through our village and we picked up the boat just down the road at 6pm. Despite living withing 5 minutes of the river we never go out on a boat, so this was a rare treat for both of us.
And what a lovely time we both had!