Monday, 4 July 2011

Listography - 5 things I want to do this summer

I have missed taking part in this for the last few weeks, and I think it was me being a bit thick maybe and not realising it was being hosted elsewhere, oh well I have found it over at Keith Takes 5 aka Chronicles of a Reluctant Housedad

So what 5 things do I want to do with the boys this summer, the list could be endless if I allowed it!
  1. Have fun! Last year I was working full time so t'other half and I use to try and take at least 1 day a week each so they only had to do clubs or the childminders 2 days one week and 3 days the next etc. That worked really well though as we did loads with them being very aware that we were not around everyday if you follow that, so I want to ensure that this year summer doesn't slip by doing the normal mundane things. I want to take the kids to all my old childhood summer holiday haunts now we are back in Yorkshire.
  2. Visit the Beach more - we are about an hour and a half from the coast and went yesterday and had a really fabulous day and we should make more time to go over there, the boys had a great time.
  3. Take the boys horse-riding, a passion of mine but one they seem quite keen to try as well.
  4. T'husband and I have been married 10 years in September and we are not going away on holiday this year. I am trying to work out if we could afford a long weekend to Malta which is where we went for our honeymoon. We would take the boys as we won't be having a holiday and they are desperate to go on a plane, just hope I get some more work in and we can make it a reality.
  5. Go camping! Now t'husband is the most un-camping type person there is, so this could be a challenge but I am determined and have recently discovered Rent-a-tent on the internet so we don;t even have the excuse of not having the right equipment.  It will be interesting to see how t'husband copes though as he is Mr Gadget/techno king and is never away from an electronic device so will probably suffer major withdrawal symptoms, might have to have plenty of alcohol for medicinal purposes obviously!
Go and check out everyone elses top summer things to do this summer over the Keith takes 5.

And finally to anyone who is reading if I don't comment on your list it is not for want of trying, my blog is a little broke me things, I can't comment on some blogs, others I can and it seems not everyone can comment on mine, so please bear with me while I try to mend it or do something about it! Thanks :)

9 comments:

Keith said...

Morning. Busy old summer ahead, then, eh? Great list and thanks for finding me, but you'll be glad to know that the listography will be back in its rightful place next week over at katetakes5 (she's only lending it to me this week).
anyway, I've always fancied going to Malta. What's it like?
Keith aka Reluctant Housedad

The Rambling Pages said...

Keith, Malta is lovely, it is very small which doesn't matter if you want a 'doing nothing, just staying round the pool' type holiday but if you are like us, we found it was a little small for 2 weeks when we like to go off and do lots, walk, take trips etc. There is a tiny beach on the island which gets incredibly busy but its only a short hop to Gozo and Sciliy. I would recommend it, lots of war history as well.

Elizabeth said...

Love the way you call him t'husband. I'm on his side about camping though - what a waste of time, and extremely lacking in luxury. Not my cup of tea - although a few bottles of wine might cushion the pain ;-D

A Farmer's Wife said...

I hope you have a fantastic summer. I love camping so I hope it goes well for you if you get there.

mrs bellers said...

Love horseriding, but sadly can no longer do it. Im sure the kids will love that! Also love camping, think i have finally managed to convince my hub to try it next year (hes also a gadget freak and a bit of a snob at times haha) hope you have an ace summer x
ps i was having troubles with commenting and it was recommended to me to log out login to www.blogger.com and UNtick the remember me button.. dont know if you have tried it but its worth a shot!

Alison said...

I too love camping! I have a VW Campervan which makes camping a little easier. If t'husband really struggles with a lack of technology, find the nearest t'internet cafe and leave him there while you go shopping! Have a great summer. x

Sarahmumof3 said...

great list, the whole comment thing bugs me too!!

The Rambling Pages said...

Love horseriding, but sadly can no longer do it. Im sure the kids will love that! Also love camping, think i have finally managed to convince my hub to try it next year (hes also a gadget freak and a bit of a snob at times haha) hope you have an ace summer x
ps i was having troubles with commenting and it was recommended to me to log out login to www.blogger.com and UNtick the remember me button.. dont know if you have tried it but its worth a shot!

The Rambling Pages said...

Keith, Malta is lovely, it is very small which doesn't matter if you want a 'doing nothing, just staying round the pool' type holiday but if you are like us, we found it was a little small for 2 weeks when we like to go off and do lots, walk, take trips etc. There is a tiny beach on the island which gets incredibly busy but its only a short hop to Gozo and Sciliy. I would recommend it, lots of war history as well.