Bingo has been in the news over recent times as campaigners aim to get the government to reduce the tax on the popular game as the tax has caused less people to play in the North East. Online however Bingo seems to grow in popularity year on year. Costa Bingo have created this fun quiz to help you determine what kind of bingo player you are. It’s a little quiz that will let you know what your bingo playing says about you! Whether you’ve tried bingo or not before it’s something that most people have heard of and you probably know someone who has enjoyed playing it at some point.
I took the quiz and because I’ve only played bingo online a couple of times I’m a “new generation player”, take the quiz to see what you are!
Our Holiday Countdown Is On!
Cosmos Holidays asked me to think about a favourite place I’ve been or somewhere I want to go. Now that half term is over it’s safe to say that our holiday countdown is on. 6 weeks to go, just 6 weeks. After booking it months ago it’s lovely to know that we only have to get through one half term before we can get away.
In the past a beach holiday would have meant the Canaries or Florida, plenty of sunshine and lots of lazyness. Now it means picnics on the beach with sand in your sandwiches, sandcastles, ice cream and lots and lots of giggles!
We are headed to Angelsey again, we’ve been twice before with the children and we both went as children ourselves. I’ve said before that Anglesey feels like a bit of a spiritual home for us. It feels right. We love the beaches, the beautiful countryside, the winding country roads and the amazing views.This year we’ve booked to stay in Rhosneigr again, it’s right on the beach and gives the kids the chance to play on the sand dunes and the beach. They love the beach, even if it’s not great weather we will be there with our waterproofs on all the same! We are hoping that we have at least some good weather to enjoy it though! I love the opportunity to eat great seafood, I know we will hunt out our favourite tea room too, good food is a big part of a good holiday for me. I also think that family travel is really important and want the children to see different places and different things and experience different foods and cultures.
There’s something about the prospect of a holiday that just keeps you going, get’s you through long days and lots of work! If you fancy winning a holiday, either to the beach or a winter break then checkout the Cosmos Holidays Facebook Page for details of a competition they are running at the moment called “Should I snow or Should I go”. Good Luck if you enter, let me know if you win, I’m sure I could squeeze in your suitcase!
I have to say that these next six weeks will probably drag on and on as we countdown, I’m just really looking forward to a break, time with the family and hopefully lots of family fun! Do you have a favourite family destination that you keep returning to again and again?
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Half Term Is Here
Phew, we’ve made it through the first half term of 2014. C has made it through his first half year of proper schooling. Yes, we are half way through the school year, half way through the learning, excitement and enjoyment that is reception. He is thriving. From shy, anxious little boy to confident, bright and brilliant. Reception is good for him, school is good for him.
At parents evening last week we were proud to hear that he is “a lovely little boy” and that his teacher loves him. He makes her pictures and models every day and will do anything to please and for the praise. He is just like Daddy Ramblings as a child, he is a sweet, lovely little boy who is doing his best.
He can read, he loves to get his reading book each week and he is confident and assured in reading it. He is trying to read signs when we are out and about and he is surprising us every single day.
School is hard, we have the usual wobbles when people don’t play with him and I worry about whether he’s eaten his dinner or remembered his gloves but it’s good for him and he loves it and he’s learning. It’s right.
But now it’s half term, a chance to recharge his batteries and prepare for the next part of the journey. We haven’t made many plans, I think it’s nice to take each day as it comes and because I work term time only it’s nice to know that I have the whole week to spend with both children.
The other big school related update is that this week we received a letter about LissyLou starting school nursery in September. It was a very welcome surprise, she is ready to start. She has been ready for a while and we had secretly hoped they might have a place for her from April onwards but sadly that hasn’t been able to happen. So she has to wait until September, I’m glad that it is now getting confirmed because at least that means I can plan for it. But it also means that C will go into Year 1 and I’m just not ready yet! So I won’t be wishing away the rest of this year, I’ll be enjoying it and so will they. All change again come September, we are ready!