When I get an idea in my head, there's no stopping me. I don't always think around the situation and sometimes the logistics of my ideas are a bit squiffy. Like going away for the weekend, having two day trips and meeting new people the day after I've broken up from school.
Teachers reading this will think "are you mental?" while everyone else is wondering what the problem is. Usually I lie low for the first week of the summer holidays, making sure that I've given my head time to adjust to the change in circumstance and the ability to stop thinking about school for a while. Only being part-time, I forgot. Whoops!
On Saturday we went to Cadbury's World which was really good. Following this we took advantage of a Groupon offer that the lovely Helen from The Crazy Kitchen had pointed out to me. So we both arranged to stay in the Park Inn in Walsall, followed by a trip to West Midlands Safari Park on the Sunday, where we planned to meet up with Wendy from Inside The Wendy House.
We had a great time and The Boy and Jack thoroughly enjoyed meeting up, even if they did only discuss the finer points of a Trunki. Helen and I consumed a rather scintillating bottle of pink fizz over dinner and we set the world to rights. However by 10pm, I was seriously flagging and had to excuse myself. What poor Helen doesn't realise is that I was having massive issues keeping my eyes open and was about to cry with tiredness. I was asleep by 10.30pm. For me, this is unheard of!
Next day Helen's clan and us three all trotted off the WMSP, and after having been accosted by a giraffe through the sun-roof we met up with our Toyologist comrade and her brood. We had a fab time and my first tweet-up wasn't anywhere near as scary as I thought it was going to be! (Before I could walk into the Park Inn on Saturday, I texted MammyWoo explaining how petrified I was and she sent a virtual kick up the arse my way. I wish she'd been able to make it as originally planned; your presence was sorely missed chick-a-dee!)