“Today, let’s be adventurers…”
I love family time.
Ok, let me elaborate, not the kind of family time I spend cooking, cleaning, washing, wiping toilets and pooey bottoms, I mean quality family time, like going for days out and spending time exploring and discovering together.
Life is so hectic for us all, it is all to easy to let time and weekends pass us by. So this weekend, I made a conscious effort to not let it slip past us and I had organised a few things to do, as a family.
We went for dinner (courtesy of the wonderful Thaikhun, Guildford), we went for an evening walk to Guildford Castle, we spent a day exploring London and finished it off with a roast dinner with my parents and family. Pretty darn perfect.
The photo for this week’s #PointShoot that I have chosen is one I took of the gardens at Guildford Castle. They are just spectacular at the moment and, if you’re passing near there, I can thoroughly recommend a trip there for a walk around. The borders are looking glorious and there are lots of things for the kids to discover and explore there. It felt like we were in Alice in Wonderland walking down the winding path through the gardens which were full of precisely manicured red blooms.
(As a side note to this I just wanted to mention, one of my best friends, friends, asked for my help at the weekend to start a blog. Of course, I said yes and I went to give her a hand. We had a lovely morning there chatting, drinking tea and giggling. Her name is Lea and she has started writing a blog called, 8 months dead and still living. As the title suggests, Lea is sadly living on borrowed time, mind you, we all are if truth be told… She has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, at the age of 39, and she has started her blog as a way of helping process what is happening in her life and to help clear her mind a little. Many of us will understand how cathartic writing can be, so I truly hope this little space on the internet will help Lea share her experiences with others and allow us to share in her life journey. If you’re able to visit her Facebook page and give it a like, you can stay up to date with her posts when she is feeling up to writing them. She is a wonderful, strong, caring and fun-filled woman with a lot to say. Here’s to you Lea. Stay focused. Stay positive. We will be here reading and supporting you).