Easy like Sunday morning

That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning.

Oops, no, I didn’t mean to singalong to Lionel Richie’s Easy song but this pretty much sums up how the Bunny family felt this morning.  Sometime between us clearing our breakfast dishes and getting ready to go visit my mum, we decided we would go out for a walk down Walthamstow Marshes, a nature reserve which lies within Lee Valley Park.  Yes, Yes, we thought, we know we’ve got tonnes to do at home before we leave for my mum’s, but what the heck, let’s go.  And in 20seconds, a decision was made and off we went, all four of us, on a easy breezy Sunday morning walk. Perhaps I should have taken more photos, but I didn’t. So here’s my measly attempt.

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend.

 

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Happy Campers

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This weekend, the Bunny family went our first camping trip. Daddy Bunny recalls lots of happy camping memories from his childhood in North America, but it never quite appealed to me. I did try to convince friends to join us on a camping trip a few years ago (I figured going with friends and other kids will make it more bearable for all) but my attempt failed and I just never bothered again.

Roll on a few years, our school PTA organised an annual family camping trip to Debden House. After much deliberation and encouragement from other mums over bottles of wine one night, we signed up and off we went, on what was predicted to be a very wet weekend. And oh my, what a joy it was. Even the weather was very kind to us and was very hot and sunny during the day. It was so joyous to watch the kids (about 30-40 families from school in our cordoned off area) having a whale of a time playing freely, parents hurdled around the BBQ, marshmallows and jokes around the bonfire, topped off with a late night organised walk around the woods which had the kids shrieking with excitement before they all crashed into their tents, fast asleep with the beautiful sounds of the raindrops falling on our tents.
It was A LOT of gear to pack for just a short trip. We had a borrowed tent, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, warm clothes, wellies and some food supplies. Not sure what we could have done without, will give that some thought before our next camping trip. Yes, there will be another one, sooner than you might think :o)

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Easter Holidays

The Easter School Holidays is in full swing over here.  What a busy period it’s been with Missy being off school, so much so that my lovely new blog hasn’t been updated all week. We stayed in London and have had such a great time, even the weather has been kind to us. With 4 days left to go, here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to so far.

In no particular order, Missy’s holiday has been peppered with playdates, sleepover, outings to the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), the Royal Air Force Museum and the cinema to watch the hilarious Mr Peabody & Sherman, (I love animations that manage to be equally engaging to both the older and younger audience, Mr Peabody did well on this and I’d recommend you see it).  We had a really fun day out with Missy’s school friends/mums visiting a local farm and playground followed by a picnic.  A friend hosted an Easter party that went down really with the 14 kids attending and the parents. I made a bunny cake for the easter party which I had reservations about but it went down well. Daddy Bunny joined the party in the evening and we found ourselves happily strolling home way past my bunnies’ bedtime. I even enjoyed a glass of Prosecco on this day and hoped JD would be okay (well, of course he was).  We had a family picnic this week wandering through the 2.46-hectare Epping Forest where Daddy Bunny and Missy fed the geese and birds my homemade bread (and where I made a mental note to get a baby carrier for JD before we venture back to the forest. The pushchair is just no match for the woodlands). My bunnies and I spent yesterday with Missy’s Godbrothers and some other friends at the beautiful country park, Trent Park, where the kids went cycling, kite-flying, went on the adventure playground before heading back to her Godbrothers’ house for another Easter egg hunt, some more games and dinner/tea.

We’ve taken a pause today but we did go to see Grandma (my mum) briefly where Missy was given even more easter eggs to add to her haul.  Naturally, as she’s not allowed to eat too many chocs and sweets, we’re giving her a helping hand (or mouth?) lol.  Throughout the hols, we have managed to keep up Missy’s reading and writing. We’re proud that she’s doing so well and she relishes the independence. We’re back on the road tomorrow and will try to provide an update on the latter part of the Easter hols for the next blog.

Havn’t downloaded pics of our camera yet but below some related clips/pics. What has been the highlight of your Easter holidays?

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I still find this glass sculpture by Dave Chihuly absolutely magnificent,

I still find this glass sculpture by Dave Chihuly absolutely magnificent.

The Lego Movie

We went to see The Lego Movie after ballet & lunch today. We had been looking forward to seeing the movie since we saw the previews in cinema last year and we all definitely enjoyed the movie. It is always a bonus when kids movies are also entertaining for the accompanying adult too. Even baby JD seemed to enjoy it too, choosing to skip his afternoon nap to watch the movie with us (though he did sleep on the drive there and back). There’s a very catchy song called “Everything is Awesome” which I’ve been humming since we left the cinema..must check youtube for that. We saw the 2D version, which I think was okay for this movie.

Our next eagerly anticipated movie release? Rio 2 (a sequel to Rio which is a family favourite) and we shall be seeing that on the big screen in 3D. Roll on April 5th.

Which movies have you seen recently?

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Wednesday & Friends

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Happy Wednesday all!

Quickly recovering from yesterday’s cool and cloudy day, the sun made a much welcome appearance for a planned day out at our local park & then our award winning gallery. I met up with my two good friends & their babies who are a few months older than my bunny, JD. Catching up with the ladies both looking fabulous with shades on, I was inspired to kick off a new project, rethink an existing idea and left remaining unconvinced that #groufie (group selfie) was a real word/slang. It’s nice that our older kids are the same age and Missy is really good friends with both. Wouldn’t it be grand if JD becomes good friends with the fellow younger siblings too? No pressure bunny.

Speaking of friendships, JD was very giggly and chatty with a baby this evening. He giggled as the baby giggled, babbled as the baby did the same etc. Sounds silly but it was absolutely hilarious to watch. This new friend? His reflection in the mirror.

What was the highlight of your Wednesday?

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Has Spring Sprung?

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What a beautiful day in London today. JD, my sis and I are at Columbia Road Flower Market and it already feels so warm here with clear blue skies, fresh flowers, a happy son and even happier Londoners (the sunshine makes us happy, fact!) who have all ditched the winter coats which draped our shoulders only just a few days ago. I’d say Spring has truly sprung.

What’s Missy up to? She’s with Daddy Bunny & friends at Royal Festival Hall for Under 10s Feminist Corner. No doubt they’ll be out enjoying brunch in the sun afterwards at the Southbank overlooking the River Thames.

What are you up to on this beautiful morning, wherever you are?

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