Monday, April 27, 2015

Whatever Happened To April?

This blog needs a kick-start. It always happens in April. We go to England for our yearly visit and I get lost between living out of the suitcase, catching up with old friends, the Pesach (Passover) chaos, and 52 episodes of Escape to the Country recorded by my mum.

And as happy as I am to get back home to our own wardrobes, current friends, and a regular routine; I find myself hitting the ground crawling. It takes me several weeks to get back into the swing of things, including blogging.

Meanwhile the blog stats are falling and my TOTS100 fell by about 40 places - taking it into the vague "top 500" rather than the badge announcing my actual and personal rank. However, this was just the challenge I need to get my mojo moving.

For a gentle start, here are some of the things we got up to in England over Pesach:

We made friends at the Natural History Museum.

We liked it so much we bought the book.

We escaped to the country ourselves but just for a horse ride. I didn't buy a cottage with outhouses to convert into holiday lets (this time).

We went to the farm and fed the cows

And the sheep who looked positively Biblical in their barn complete with a manger and little lambs.

We made daisy chains in the park. 

We also love the exercise equipment, far better than the swings and slides.

The adventure playground is fab though.

We had fun with our cousins. This is the big one.

We played with the old train set. 

We enjoyed staying at Grandma and Grandpa's.

Best of all, on our return I found that you can watch hundreds of episodes of Escape to the Country on You Tube. :~)


  1. Then again, absence does make the heart grow fonder. So I really enjoyed your catch-up post. Great to see what you've been up to and to see how grown up, yet again, your little one is getting! Never mind those silly stats, I've learned to pay them no heed. You'll get your mojo back. I lose mine in the summer months! xx

    PS And absolutely yes to your comment on my blog ;) !

  2. From Margie in Toronto - Glad to see that you are home, safe and sound and that you had a great time with your family. And isn't YouTube wonderful - I can get lost in it for hours and hours if I'm not careful! :-)