Wednesday 26th March 2014 – Strike Day!

Well today was a school strike day for both my 2, even though they’re at different schools. They were supposed to stay at home and do “Independent home Learning”, but I wasn’t going to have any of that. So I took them on an “Educational visit”. They’re still learning, and exercising, so that’s good enough for me. We went to Standen, which is a National Trust place in West Sussex. It only takes just under an hour from where we live, so that’s good. We arrived at around 10.30 ish, and went and had a look round the gardens. They’re beautiful, very large and the perfect place to play Hide and Seek according to Emily and George. The House was built in 1890, and is set in 12 acres. I only want 1 acre, and a slightly bigger house. We found a wonderfully secret Quarry Garden, which had a pond in the middle.

Quarry Garden

Quarry Garden

A wonderful vegetable garden ready for sowing, and a greenhouse with seedlings sprouting away.

Vegetable plot all ready for planting.

Vegetable plot all ready for planting.

They also had a Plantation Play Area, where we all played on the wooden bridge, round the maze and acted out scenes in the little theatre. Several people went past as we were in full acting mode, I think they were a bit worried by what we were doing.

If you didn't hold on you fell over. I did!

If you didn’t hold on you fell over. I did!

I can't remember what they were acting out, but George can be very funny.

I can’t remember what they were acting out, but George can be very funny.

At lunch the kids had a hot chocolate, and I had a tea. George enjoyed his hot chocolate so much he seemed to get it all over his face.

The remains of his hot chocolate on the bridge of his nose and right cheek!

The remains of his hot chocolate on the bridge of his nose and right cheek!

After looking round the house in the afternoon and played the game of which bedroom we’d like. George got to have a go on an old fashioned typewriter, which he found rather tricky as the keys aren’t as sensitive as the computer keyboard. I bought them both an ice cream (yes I know, but then they’d eat one in the depths of winter), and I had another tea before we came home.

A very enjoyable day, and would go there again, but this time in the summer when it’s warmer.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Wednesday 26th March 2014 – Strike Day!

  1. In the 2nd photo is that a air vent for a boom shelter from WW2??

  2. keith says:

    As an ex-teacher (I’m all retired and much happier) I commend your efforts to occupy & educate your children. I wonder how many of their friend’s parents did any thing but winge about having to deal with their own children for a whole day!

    🙂 Thanks for your excellent blog 🙂

    • It’s good to get out for the day. Now it’s the Easter holidays, the kids and I will take each day as it comes. It the weather is good we’ll go out. If it’s amazing I may even take them to the beach. We’ve got to have fun, after all you’re only a kid for a little while, and then everything gets serious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s