Saturday, 9 August 2008

My week off

I've had a busy week at home. On Monday I had breakfast in Minnis Bay with some friends and walked along the beach. We took my friends nephews who really enjoyed thier day. I was really lucky as the weather was warm, sunny and dry. On Tuesday my sister came over with my niece Yazmin and we went to the Lees in Minster to do some beach combing. We found lots of shells and stones and I put some together and hung them up in the garden. A nice reminder of my beach visits this week. In the evening I took my mum to see Mama Mia, it was a brilliant film. I decided to take the dog back to the beach on Wednesday morning and we walked for an hour and a half. Moss slept for the rest of the day! On Thursday Ian's parents came over for dinner and we had a big Victoria sponge cake for Jack's 16th birthday (08-08-08).

Then on Friday we visited London Zoo as we hadn't been for ages and it was one of our favourite family places to visit when Jack was little. We packed a cool bag with lunch and started eating it before we even got there! We were lucky with the weather with only the odd light shower. You can do lots of things in doors so it gave us a chance to visit the aquarium and bugs.

The best bits of the Zoo were seeing the giraffes and penguins being fed and quite a new place called Meet the Monkeys. That was really good as the monkeys climb all over ropes and trees and you get to meet them up close, really close! I've added a picture of Ian looking up at the monkeys. We are all tired from the fresh air and walking around so we decided to have a quiet day at home today. I need to pick some French beans and do some weeding and put in some other seeds.

Have a great weekend. Amanda

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