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. :~)