#SevenWeeksofSummer Round Up

I can hardly believe it’s the last day of the summer holidays.  At the start of the holidays, seven weeks stretching out in front of us felt so unbelievably long, yet now we’re at the end I almost feel as though they slipped through our fingers.  Of course this isn’t the case at all and we’ve packed so much into our #sevenweeksofsummer.  In fact there’s definitely been weeks where we ended up doing too much – where I had managed to plan something in for every single day.  Looking back perhaps we’d have benefited from more “calm down days” but then equally, those days tended to be the days where the bickering and irritations set in.

Kids on Scarborough beach

Kids splashing in the sea

Getting out and about with three kids can be stressful – getting everyone dressed, fed and out of the door whilst sorting yourself out and packing a picnic can be prone to stressful moments (equally, some days it just goes smoothly and you’re in the car ten minutes earlier than planned…)  Mostly, our days out have been those planned with other people – various Butler adventures to the coast, to Leeds to meet up with Aunty Nic or Jaime and even a trip to Birmingham to see Donna.  We’ve been to festivals, had a holiday in Scarborough and even enjoyed five nights with no kids at all.  There’s been more ice cream than you can shake a stick at and sun cream by the gallon, picnics, paddling pools and water fights.  We’ve done our best to make the most of those sunny days when they’ve put in an appearance (anyone else notice they often seemed to fall on a Tuesday!?) and braved the odd rainy day too.

Toddler with ice cream

I’m not sure I’m ready for the summer to end yet.  I’m not ready to give up our lazy mornings, the hope of sunshine or our regular ice cream treats.  I’m not ready for routine and rain.  However, the kids are.  They are ready for routine, for catching up with their friends and for learning.  It’s time get going again, to lay the uniforms out, get the dinner money ready and prepare for the daily drama over lost shoes and hair bobbles.

Siblings Aug

Summer 2016 you flipping awesome, quite possibly the best one yet – we’ve made so many memories and I’ve loved (almost) every second of our #SevenWeeksofSummer:




  1. September 4, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    they have just flown by haven’t they?! Sounds like you got to do some great things, though. I would love to take my two to Scarborough one day – many happy memories from going there when I was younger x

  2. Colette
    September 4, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    We’d never take the kids before, in fact Dave hadn’t been either – so it was a really lovely adventure.

  3. September 5, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Those weeks just flew by, hard to believe it’s September already. Just carted my little off to school this morning. What a fabulous summer you guys had, so many memory-making adventures!!

  4. September 5, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a lovely Summer and your photos are brilliant. My two went back today and i’m enjoying the return of routine right now 😉

  5. September 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had the most amazing Summer. I only work during term time and have had 8 weeks off. I had such grand plans but we found out I was pregnant in July and I have been suffering with terrible morning sickness! Very exciting news all the same x

    • Colette
      September 5, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      That’s a shame it spoiled your summer but in the grand scheme of things it will be worth it! Huge congratulations x

  6. September 5, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    This Summer has literally flown by hasn’t it? Which is bittersweet for me as i have the eldest starting school tomorrow and the youngest starting preschool so i’ve desperately been willing time to slow down. To no avail it would seem. It looks like you guys had the most wonderful summer though and made some fabulous memories in the process! xx

  7. Kerry Norris
    September 5, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    What a lovely post. Sounds like you had a fab time and made lots of memories. It’s a long time though isn’t it and as you say I’m sure all the kids are ready for routine again x

  8. September 6, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I can’t believe summer is over, time flies when you’re having fun! You have had an amazing one, love the photos. And lucky you have 5 child-free nights! xx

  9. September 8, 2016 / 1:49 am

    Wow! What a summer! It really has flown by this year hasn’t it. Looks like you had the best time. Love the photos. And glad you got some kid free time too 🙂 x

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