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This week has been another fairly uneventful week really. Just more of the same, pretty much. More trying (and basically failing) to muster up some motivation for delivering home learning. More staying at home, mostly. So visiting Painshill Park for Father’s Day today was quite a nice welcome break from the norm and we had a really lovely day 🙂
Obviously, Father’s Day was a little different today compared to previous years, given the current situation! Usually we’d probably go out for a meal and stuff like that. But we had a lovely day regardless!
In the morning, the twigs gave their daddy his card and pressies – a giant Toblerone bar and his lovely personalised book from Wonderbly. (You can read my review here to find out more!) He was very pleased with them and it was quite sweet how excited H and C were to give them to him 🙂
Then we headed out to Painshill Park in Cobham. We’re National Trust members so it would have made more sense to visit one of their properties really. But somewhat frustratingly, at the moment you basically have to access their website at midnight on a Thursday evening and wait ages in a queue in order to have any hope of booking tickets! I’m far too disorganised to remember to do it and have missed it each week since they reopened!
So I was really pleased to be reminded about Painshill Park when I saw a post by Donna from What The Redhead Said, about her visit there last week. Booking was super easy and we just had to turn up any time from 12pm (which was our timed slot). We ended up staying a good few hours so it was worth the entrance cost I think.
We love it at Painshill Park anyway as there’s so much to explore and it’s just beautiful. It all felt very safe with social distancing and so on, and everyone seemed to be being pretty careful which was good.
We had a yummy picnic and walked around the grounds. The twiglets seemed so happy to have a change of scenery. Mostly throughout lockdown we’ve just been sticking to our local park. We’re lucky that it’s pretty huge but even so, it was lovely to be somewhere so stunning.
We had such a lovely day visiting Painshill Park for Father’s Day. In the evening, I had a video call with my mum and sister. And we raised a glass to say Happy Father’s Day to my own lovely dad, who is no longer with us.
I hope Father’s Day went well for you. And if it was a tough one, for whatever reason, I’m sending you a big virtual hug!
Thanks for reading. Til next time,