The Last Days Of Summer #LittleLoves

So there it was, the summer holidays, and now they’re over.  Well, almost over except for a bank holiday weekend.  I think this year it has gone by quicker than ever and, I probably say this every year, I’m just not ready to go back.  I have loved spending all my days with O and he has loved it too.  I’m dreading the first nursery run next week as I know he is going to be adamant he doesn’t want to go.  I predict a teary drive to work on Tuesday.


This one made me giggle this week as when I was tidying out our old office I found the holiday breakdown I’d written for our girlie holiday to Ibiza when we finished our A-levels.  I’m not sure what was more surprising, that I still had it or that you could get a two week holiday in Ibiza for £350!


Fish!  Yesterday I went to the Blue Planet Aquarium with O and my friend and her little boy.  The boys loved seeing all the fish and the sharks, and I fell a little bit in love with the mini turtle/tortoises (I’m not sure which, off to google the difference).


We did have a lovely time but it cost £50 for the four of us, and that was with one child going free as a very nice lady in the queue behind us gave us a free ticket, we walked round it twice and the boys had a play on the slides and we were out in just over an hour.  I’m not sure I’ll be rushing back any time soon.


Lots of thunder and lightning (okay, we didn’t hear the lightning but we did see it).  Last Saturday night we had some pretty amazing storms near us and it was quite exciting to watch.  O was fascinated and we let him stay up a bit later than he would do normally to see them.  After they had passed and we put him to bed he made us promise to wake him up to watch again if they came back.


New socks, I love these ones from Tesco, so bright and colourful, and they had a pair with pineapples on too which are my favourites.  Unfortunately I managed to spill bean juice on them so they didn’t make the picture!


On Monday we had no plans so jumped in the car and went for a walk around a little village near us.  We go there quite often but to either one of the restaurants or a walk around the dam and it was years since I had just pottered around the place.  It really is so pretty and we found the cutest little cafe that was inside a canal boat.  O loved it so we will be returning.

 And Lastly…

This pretty much sums up how I’m feeling this week.

Have a lovely week!



  1. August 28, 2015 / 9:56 am

    Ah this is a lovely little read Jo. I’m sad that your boy is going back too! And of course you go back to looking after the secondary school brutes again… Looks like a lovely cafe – O has good taste 🙂 x
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  2. August 28, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Ha you finding that list made me chuckle as a friend posted a time hop picture of me yesterday making a comment about me being a hoarder and how I’m likely to still have the very very old camera that was in the picture (yep). I can’t believe the summer ha have come to an end either-way too fast and I’m not ready to get back to routine just yet. The aquarium looks fab but it’s so sad how expensive everything seems to be! Have a wonderful bank hiday weekend x
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  3. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    August 28, 2015 / 10:24 am

    Oh lovely. I think it’s always tougher when we’ve had lots of concentrated time with them. Sending you lots of hugs for Tuesday. That quote bought a little tear.

    Laughing at that holiday planning and that you still have it. I am very shocked at the cost of that holiday, what a bargain!! Have a gorgeous bank holiday my lovely xx
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    • August 28, 2015 / 10:34 am

      And we paid extra for 3 rooms instead of 2 because it wasn’t worth the argument of which couple of girls to split up! It would have been cheaper again without that. xx
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  4. August 28, 2015 / 10:30 am

    The cost of attractions really is quite expensive I think, but hopefully O enjoyed it. I hope you manage the transition back to school/work as easily as possible. I love the summer, but I kind of miss the routine too. School day summers in Ibiza were something else though… Foam party madness.. seriously, I suspect that stuff was toxic eughhh xx
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    • August 28, 2015 / 10:35 am

      Hubby always likes getting back to a routine when I’m back at work, I think that’s because I get to stay in bed whilst he’s out working. O did enjoy it and it was lovely to see how excited he was by all the different sights! xx
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  5. jenny
    August 28, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Love Dr Seuss quote so true. hahaha Summer is over glad you had a great one hunny. Love that you kept your holiday breakdown list from so long ago. Funny. Enjoy last few days of time with family. B starts school and I can’t believe it. 🙁 #littleloves
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  6. Triona
    August 28, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    Ha ha laughing at your holiday breakdown – reminds me of me!! Hope you enjoy the bank holiday weekend and next week isn’t too stressful! That village looks so quaint! Loving the socks!The lol quote is so true, but I get you can’t help but feel a little sad when the holiday is over!!

  7. August 29, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    The photo of O watching the storms is just beautiful. It sounds like a lovely week and I love idea of a cafe on a boat! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend x

  8. August 31, 2015 / 10:17 am

    What a gorgeous village that is near you! I love exploring little villages out in the countryside. Ha ha I worked in a travel agents after leaving school in 1997 and I remember when holidays were that cheap – although back then they were expensive of course! Those were the days! Now you’d be lucky to get a week for that! Great socks! Hope O enjoys nursery next week x
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  9. September 1, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    Loving that quote Jo – it really sounds like you’ve had such a precious time together. Hope the new term isn’t too much of a shock. Lovely pictures! I have a soft spot for tortoises and turtles too! I’ve only know the difference for a few months…they are so sweet! x
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  10. September 12, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Your holiday list made me laugh. I also went to Ibiza day after A Levels but in 1986 and the cost was £175! I had £125 spending money and took frozen chips with us-lol. Those were the days! Have a lovely weekend!

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