I know February is a shorter month, though we did gain an extra day this year, I do feel like I blinked and missed it.
The month started off the way all months should – a trip to Center Parcs. Oh, how I love our annual trips. I really can’t pinpoint that it actually is, may a mixture of being away and out of normal routine and surrounding, living amongst trees and zero traffic, but yet it feels like a little community. Whatever it is, I love it. Though sadly, next year we’ve decided to brave the world of Haven. I grew up holidaying at Haven parks around the country and I am looking forward to showing the boys a bit more of their country. (and also the cheesy Haven entertainment!lol)
Eldest has enjoyed a month of sports and activities. Not only through the mud biking, pool playing, swimming and park playing at Center Parcs, but he’s had some good games of football with his team, football club after school, as well as being picked to represent the school in an inter-school gymnastics competition and then signed up to drama club! I may moan. Logistics, manic bag packing and also sometimes dragging the youngest along can get a lot – but, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the activity and sports opportunities and I love that he’s choosing to give them all a go.
Half-Term came round. Only a week. I mean, I say a week, but it was a long week. Though, I’m still in denial that the Summer holidays this year are seven weeks long. SEVEN WEEKS! The government/councils seriously need to look at how the school holidays are spread out over the year. Anyway, half-term consisted of a few home days and a few out days. Out being we headed to Sewerby Hall near Bridlington one day. I snapped up a half-price annual family pass last year and it is coming in super handy for school holidays. One day we had a family trip to Hull. Found a soft play type place that was pretty amazing and enjoyed a KFC for lunch.
February also brought Valentines Day. We don’t make a fuss, a card and steak for tea ticks the box and makes us happy. Also, Pancake day rolled up, which is definitely more my kinda thing! Scarborough has it’s own Shrove Tuesday tradition, which is that it’s more commonly referred to as skipping day. Parents can collect children from their Scarborough school after lunch and head down to the foreshore, where the road is closed and skipping commences. We’ve got our own tradition too, which basically involves me collecting my eldest and his friend from school, going down to the beach, skipping, having a Harbour Bar ice-cream and a go on the arcades. Perfect.
I was on the radio! Yes, last but by no means least, this update from last month is that I was asked to and appeared on BBC Radio York. It was a feature on blogging, as part of Jonathan Cowap’s morning show where he speaks to local people on their businesses and general affairs. For live radio I was super proud and even more so as I believe that I didn’t stall or say ‘um’ more than once. I am super grateful for the opportunity and am definitely ready for any further or future offers of radio. Ha!