The summer holidays have come to an end. Daughter goes back to school tomorrow, into Year 8. Bags are packed, new pencils, rubbers, scissors and geometry set taking pride of place in a new pencil case. I’ve even done some ironing.
So yesterday we had a penultimate day out, visiting Bucklebury Farm. The highlight of this was the tractor ride to see, and feed, the deer – pictures below. Then today we toured Oxordshire, visiting Blenheim Palace, Chipping Norton and Letcombe Regis, so I could take photos for my calendar. Daughter was very patient and earned a trip out for a strawberry shortcake waffle at the end of the afternoon.
We noticed today that it was feeling more autumnal, so I think we have had the last days out of summer. But hopefully autumn will bring kind weather and the fun can continue a while longer. Daughter has another day out coming at the weekend. She is going to London with my sister, and some of her family, and going to see the dinosaurs. I’ll be getting ready for taking photos at a Sue Ryder Ball so I can’t join them, but I’m sure they’ll have a great day. Then the following weekend my Dad will be visiting us and we’re also meeting up with my nephew and his family who will be on their holiday not too far from here. And in October we have a day trips to Portsmouth and the Harry Potter Studio Tour lined up, plus a girls’ trip to Blackpool for daughter and I. So keep checking back to see how things turn out, and for updates on production of the charity calendar of course.