Tuesday, 7 April 2015

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”

It's somehow still the Easter holidays, and I'm desperately hunting around for things to fill the girls' days given that we only booked one week of tennis for Lucy, and there's only so much CBeebies I can stand.  We've still got swimming in the afternoons; Lucy's now in Stage 3, but won't be for long, and my little baby seal Hattie loves sploshing around chasing monsters in the baby pool; she needs lessons because she won't listen to me, and I don't want to have the swimming argument with her.

So today we went into Central London to look at Shaun the Sheep statues.  The film came out a while ago; we haven't seen it yet, but it looks pretty good; the statues are pretty fabulous too, and we have now found 12.  It's the usual thing -  statues decorated by artists and celebrities and sponsored by companies; there was a Paddington one a few months back; what a rubbish idea having a trail walking around London outside, in the middle of winter.  

Anyway, we did the 12 from one of the trails on the app map, and took a daft picture at each stop.  The girls walked over 7km today, and then swam, and then went on their bikes, so it's little wonder that there were lots of tears before bedtime.  We're trying to get Lucy to ride a bike by herself; this is not working very well.  Hattie, with a lot of stick-with-it-ness, is happily pedalling away on her bike with stabilisers; we had a few shouts of resistance to begin with and a lot of frantic pedalling backwards with super steering into the grass.  

Happy days.

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