Apologies for not posting for a few days, but I've actually taken a full 3 days break from the computer (save for watching a movie) and it was really therapeutic.
OH treated us to a weekend at Center Parcs and as LB had a day off school on Friday for staff training, we headed off to enjoy a weekend of relaxing, reading, exercising and generally getting away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
On this visit LB had a friend with her, so it was great for her to go off with her friend and exercise some independence. They had fun making new friends in the pool and enjoying the slides and shutes.
We took lots of food with us to minimize costs and also took bikes to enable us to get around the site. The dog didn't come this time though, as we found on our last visit that off lead dog walking opportunities are minimal because of the wildlife, so it isn't so much fun for her. She had a weekend with the dog sitter and had a holiday from us, spending time with some of her doggy friends which she always enjoys.
Whilst away, OH spent time in the gym and I did a couple of classes and we managed to play a good few games of badminton together which we both enjoyed, as well as getting extra exercise cycling around the site. It was a lovely relaxing weekend, but we have both returned with various aches and pains, on account of using muscles we don't ordinarily use in our normal everyday life. It's all good though and we wouldn't have it any other way.
We're back home now and trying to get back to reality. There's just two weeks left of the school term and two weeks before OH heads off to the Alps for a weekend to cycle part of the Tour De France route. Needless to say he's quite excited about it. LB and I won't be joining him on this trip, so we'll be having a girly weekend at home, all being well. I've promised LB that I will help her to repaint a couple of walls in her bedroom this summer, so we may make a start on that.
I'm also trying to get organised and order LB's school uniform for next year before the school closes for the summer. I'm so looking forward to the summer holidays and the break it gives us all from school routines. We haven't got much planned thus far. Our family holiday will probably be booked and planned last minute, which is always the way with us. We are intending to pay a short visit to family in Yorkshire at some point in the holidays too, but other than this and our annual get away, we will be relaxing at home and enjoying some down time.