Busy Summer Holiday! – Living Arrows 32/52 (2020)

busy summer holiday

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I didn’t expect our summer holiday to be busy at all this year! In fact, what with lockdown and everything being so uncertain, I assumed they wouldn’t be. But with restrictions easing, and me starting to feel a bit less anxious about getting out and about, it feels like we’ve actually been super busy!

Usually I’m not too keen on planning out the summer holiday too much. I like to be a bit spontaneous and go with the flow most of the time. I’m finding this year I’m having to be a bit more organised. With pre-booking required at National Trust properties and most places really, being spontaneous isn’t so much of an option!

We’ve also been catching up with various friends we haven’t seen since before lockdown. Not going crazy of course! I wrote before about how I’ve relaxed a bit in terms of social distancing for the kids so that they can play with friends etc. But I’m still being strict about distancing with adults, and not yet feeling comfortable to meet anyone indoors in a restaurant or pub yet.

So anyway over the past week we’ve had a few picnics with friends and visited some other National Trust properties – Nymans, Polesden Lacey and Hatchlands. The photos below are from Hatchlands πŸ™‚

busy summer holiday
busy summer holiday Hatchlands Park

One exciting thing we did at the weekend was go on a boat trip with GoBoat Kingston. You can read my full review here but it was so much fun! The twiglets had the best time waving at everyone πŸ™‚

Twins on a GoBoat

Are you having a busy summer holiday or a quiet one? I hope everyone has a good week πŸ™‚ Enjoy the hot weather! (Although I have to say it is feeling a little toooooo hot now innit!!)

Til next time,

Hannah xx

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”

Kahlil Gibran
Living Arrows

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  1. I thought I’d really enjoy having to pre-book everywhere as I like to be organised but I’m also quite forgetful so the weekend rolls around and I’ve forgot to book anywhere fun!

    We haven’t met people inside yet and I’m quite happy not to for a while yet x

    1. Haha yes this is what I keep doing! Definitely agree about meeting inside – don’t feel ready for that yet!

    1. Ooh yay you guys will love it! Ah you’ve done some lovely trips πŸ™‚ We’ve had a lot of lazing around too haha! x

  2. Yes pre booking is essential and it’s taken me a while to get organised enough! So glad you had fun on the bait we loved our trip. Hope you’ve had another fun filled week.

    1. So much fun wasn’t it πŸ™‚ We’ve had a quieter one this week. Hope you’ve had a good week too x

  3. I’m glad you’ve managed to get some National Trust tickets. I still can’t get hold of them for our local one. The go boat looked fun as well. Hope you have some nice plans this week #livingarrows

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