We saw Back to the Future at the Victoria baths on Friday night. Excellent film, always. Loved the experience of watching a film in an empty swimming pool.
One bed flat troubles; when you have to put guests in your living/kitchen area and they like a sleep in but you need a cuppa. I made husband sneak into the kitchen and get all the necessary tea making goods because I couldn’t last any longer without a brew. I had been awake for FIVE WHOLE MINUTES after all!
Saturday was a pretty mellow day. We had scones AND pancakes for breakfast (I gave my brother in law an either or option, of course he said both!) We mooched around The People’s History Museum, took some snaps in the photobooth at Fred Aldous, went for a cheeky Nando’s and played some intense rounds of Exploding Kittens.
It rained on and off all weekend which resulted in a spectacularly beautiful rainbow on Sunday evening
I didn’t win any Branston goodies, because I only half read the sign. I did enjoy my free pickle though, and the dude in the background.
The odds were in my favour it seems because after our fun afternoon of axe throwing earlier this year, I wrote a TripAdvisor review for the company we went with and won myself another activity with them for my efforts!
Rather generously, the prize was for me and four guests so I decided to drag along the mother and her two sisters (plus husband, poor sod) to try something new for the month of July.
Unfortunately I have no photographic proof of this, but I was MUCH better at archery than axe throwing. We learnt how to hold the bow and arrow properly (i.e. not how they do it in the Hunger Games) before being let loose on some targets. Whilst I didn’t quite skewer the apple on the mannequins head, I did manage to pop the balloon target I was given. I think I may have found my sport!
We had a long day of driving on Monday. Well, I say we, but actually it was husband who did all the driving. Towards the end of the journey he was singing Christmas carols to himself to keep himself awake. I love a good carol normally but for some reason the songs made me feel a little sad because we weren’t going home to a street lit up with fairy lights and Christmas decorations. The second best bit about the season.*
I was however greeted with an unexpected little present when we got back.
*Food is the first. Mince pies, roast potatoes, cheese and crackers, oh my!
Much fun was had.
It was a wonderful, family filled weekend. It was not however in any way restful, which is why I’m about to head to bed and it’s not even half 9!