Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Top Ten Summer Hit List



Top Ten Summer Hit List

You may remember that I posted last week about The Play Agenda and how we are going to survive the summer hols.  

My tweenager broke up from school last Friday and my curly girly breaks up from school tomorrow.  This gave my tween and I, three days of peace and quiet before the curly beast is released to wreak havoc on Saucy Towers.  Top of our list was to get her ears pierced and this mission was accomplished today.  We set off for our nearest branch of Claires Accessories (her choice) and she now has some discreet gold stud earrings.  As you have to keep your earrings in for 6 weeks before removing them for the first time, and as she is required to remove them for games lessons at school, this had to be done pronto.  


The first day of the holidays for both girls is Thursday and we have booked a family lunch date with my sister and her four daughters.  She has two big girls and two little ones and we are really looking forward to a lovely family lunch here at Saucy Towers.  There will be cakes, egg and cress sandwiches, Disney Princesses and gossip. 

What about the rest of the holidays?!  Well, here is my list of the Top Ten things I think we need to do this summer holiday:


  1. Join the Summer Reading Challenge (a Library initiative)
  2. Regular Bike Riding (boo, hiss, I hate bike riding!)
  3. Weekly swimming outings (boo, hiss, I hate swimming!)
  4. Cooking and baking with girls every week (oh good, I like this one)
  5. Camping out in the garden (or other family members' garden)
  6. See Despicable Me 2 at the cinema
  7. Visits to London for special trips; Theatre, Museums, Bus Rides, Meeting up with Daddy (not as expensive as it sounds)
  8. Crafty activities at home
  9. Trips to the beach (ah, blissful and long overdue)
  10. Visit a castle or two (popular with both girls, so minimal fighting, she hopes!)
How is that for my top ten?

We will flesh out the bones with some specifics each week.

I shall also throw in plenty of picnics, parks and play dates into the mix to avoid the
  pit-of-bickering-and-despair.

Wish me luck; we're about to go over the top!  GALx








20 comments:

  1. Nice things to do!
    Our kids summer holidays started in june! First week actually. They have summer holiday for about 10 weeks. How long is the school summer break were you live? (I am from Sweden)

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    1. Hi Madelein

      6 weeks for school holidays here. How are you managing with your long summer holiday so far?!

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  2. I always used to do the summer reading challenges at our local library when I was at school. I loved it and always read way more than the recommended, I'm sure your girls will enjoy too :) Hope your holiday time doesn't involve too much bickering.

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh - we shall head off to the library on Friday and sign up to the reading challenge :)

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  3. Sounds like you have a lovely summer planned! :) enjoy xxx

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. good luck! SIL xx

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  5. Oh gosh now you sound so prepared and Im so not! I too hate swimming but thankfully my kids are all old enough to go on their own now, while I sit in the cafe and read my book - one bonus to having older children :) Good luck! X

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    1. Not prepared, just a mild hysteria as the last day of term is today (gulps!). Thanks and hope you have a super summer too x

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  6. Love your bucket list! Might have to steal some ideas!! Sounds like you have a fun summer ahead... Thanks for linking up with #getgoodsummer
    Claire x

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    1. Your welcome Claire - love your blog.

      GALx

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  7. Good luck with your summer.
    My children are 1 and 2 and reading your post gave me a tingle of excitement for things to come!
    Found you through pocolo and think I may be a fellow challenger for queen of charity shops.

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    1. I love your name - inspired! I am up for a challenge for the QOCS title!

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  8. Sounds like an excellent plan for the summer. I so miss being able to do stuff like this with my daughters; at 18 it's so not cool to do stuff with mum!!

    Have a fabulous summer...

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    1. Thanks Izzie, hope you are enjoying your Summer :)

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  9. We joined the summer reading challenge yesterday, been to the beach today and we're seeing Despicable Me 2 tomorrow...lol I think I need to slow down on the summer plans...hehehe
    Great list! All sounds fab x

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  10. What a great list! Many of those are on ours too :). I think the plan on the earrings was a good and cunning one! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo lovely x

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    1. Thanks for visiting Tori! Was pleased to find PoCoLo!

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. GAL x

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