It’s our “Holiday at Home” Week – Saturday 1

Posted by @ 12:19 am on Monday 6th August, 2007.
Categories: Great Escapes

SWMBO's got the week off work so we thought that we would try having a week holidaying from home, i.e. get out and about all week, but with the advantage of not paying to stay elsewhere.

Initially I wasn't keen on the idea - I thought that we had exhausted our "days out" options long ago, we've lived here for over 13 years and tend to struggle for any agreement when it comes to finding a weekend activity. Anyway, we sat down and brainstormed the idea, and the list just kept growing and growing, we had to call a halt to the process when the kids had added over 30 activities to the list! Some are new, some are do-agains, some are old favourites that we thought were wearing a bit thin but which seem to have become popular again. Anyway, we decided to give it a shot, here's what's been going down...

Saturday: Bosworth Water Trust. We started with a short session in the kids' play area and then went for a walk around the main lake. There was a lot of activity on the lake (sailing, windsurfing, rowing, fishing) and plenty of wildlife around the margins, so plenty of opportunities to use the camera. This was followed by the traditional ice-cream session and then an hour in a rowing-boat paddling furiously against a strengthening breeze. After this it was back to the play area for a while, then a couple of hours kite-flying until it was chucking-out time. The day was rounded-off nicely with fish and chips for tea. There's a new album on the pics page if you're interested, here are a few tasters:

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