May Check In and Dates for the diary
Can you believe May is here already! I feel like this year is flying by. I must admit I was even singing a flipping Christmas song the other day! I know we are not quite ready for that just yet. The weather over the last month or so has just been crazy, warm one day, cold the next.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for lots of ideas for things to do
We actually went away for a few days to Wales in April, I booked a lovely cottage in the countryside and it was just bliss the whole time. We chose Wales because it was somewhere we had never been to and I would love to go back and explore more, maybe South Wales next time. We all had a lovely social media break the whole time we were away. During our trip we visited some fab attractions including Snowdonia, The Great Orme, Anglesey and lots more. Check out what we got up to in the below post
Things to do in North Wales (This contains links to everything we did)
We have also had some fun trips to Jorvik, The National Railway Museum for the Anniversary of the Flying Scotsman, Nunnington Hall, Elba park, Jarrow Hall and a few more places. The blog has been getting busy, especially with May Half term coming up and we are excited to share some fantastic businesses that we will be working with. We have also tried some new places for food in April and re-visited one of our favourites who has great deals on during the week.
I have been sticking with social media free weekends and instead have been opting to schedule posts, I have found doing this a blessing as I do tend to stress and panic to make sure things are done. I am going to continue doing social media free weekends for the foreseeable future.
I do have some really exciting opportunities coming up regarding the blog and Craig and I have been looking at ways to maximise the blog too, so get ready for a few changes. The boys have been doing great with clubs and college. Not much has changed since last month regarding the boys.
I am still behind with the garden this year. I am just not feeling it to be honest. We do have plans to get it sorted in the next month though so watch this space.
What have we been watching
To be honest similar to last month. The second part of season 2 of LA Brea has just started, we have been keeping up with CSI Vegas. Sweet Tooth season 2 has just started on Netflix so we are excited to watch that. We finally watched the new Antman!
Plans for May
We are going to be making a few changes with the blog, adding in new sections and just enjoy being out and about. We have lots coming up for May half term and we have a few trips and over night stays planned for May. I am really going to be upping my game on socials and I am considering waving goodbye to Twitter. I don't use it and its just full of negativity.
Elliot has started a new history topic so we have been diving right into that, we have also started a photography challenge and a pattern in nature challenge. It is Adam's 17th Birthday in May so we have a few plans and he will be starting driving lessons too!! EEK Exciting.
Dates for the diary in May
1st - May Day / Beltane
1 Early May bank holiday
8 May Monday Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
Social Media Calendar
We like to use some of these dates to run along side our home ed curriculum
1st-31st - National Walking Month
1st-31st - Local & Community History Month
1st - 7th Hedgehog Awareness Week
3rd Asthma Awareness Day
6th Space Day
8th Gardening Day & Red Cross Day
13th Fairtrade day
14th Women's FA Cup final
15th-21st Mental Health awareness week
16th-22nd Veggie week & Love a tree day
17th Baking Day
18th Museum day
20th Bee Day & Endangered Species Day
22nd French Open starts
23rd Turtle Day
24th Chelsea Flower Show
28th World Hunger Day (I think we should be tackling this issue every day)
29th Biscuit Day
30th Start of BBQ Week
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