Tuesday, 28 August 2012

MJ Timeline

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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Two wheels

 After one year of fighting with stabilisers/training wheels and not really getting anywhere we decided to remove his pedals. Once his pedals were out of the way he was free to learn how to balance, scooting himself along using his feet. Two weeks later we put the pedals back on and he was riding straight away. NB if you want to teach your child to ride a bike either get them a balance bike before you buy a normal bike or use the cheaper option of removing the pedals on your normal bike.

I feel so proud of him and my aim of getting him to ride his bike before he went back to school has been achieved!

Of course Lj needed a photo taken of her on her scooter too!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Fishing net fun

It's amazing the delight and excitement a £2 fishing net can bring. We have been to the lake three times in a week and not caught a thing but the desire has not waned. He is determined we will catch a fish one of these days. I need to do some research to find out what it is possible to catch in a fishing net and where would be best to do it. Mean while I hold onto his waist band while he stretches further and further out over the water to draw in that unwitting fish!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Scandinavia 2012

 We have just returned from a busy, fun, relaxing and inspiring trip to Scandinavia. This is a small selection of our photos.

Our itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in and explore Stockholm, Sweden
Day 2: Board the Vision of the seas Cruise Ship
Day 3: Helsinki, Finland
Day 4: St Petersburg, Russia
Day 5: Ethnographic Outdoor Museum, Riga, Latvia
Day 6: Day at sea
Day 7: Gdansk, Poland and the Amber Museum
Day 8: Visby and the Viking Museum, Gotland
Day 9: Leave our ship and check out Skansen, Stockholm
Day 10: Royal Palace, Stockholm and return home.

Skansen:: Experience mini Sweden through history.

The Columbus Hotel, Stockholm:: Highly recommended

Folk dancing at the Ethnographic Museum, Riga, Latvia

A hot day in Gdansk, Poland:: Exploring the city and learning all about Amber

The beautiful city of Visby on the Island of Gotland.

Tour guide:: Memorising the map of Stockholm!

Stockholm's old town.

The rock church, Helsinki :: Amazing building...inspiring.

Sibelius Monument, Helsinki, Finland

Hermitage, St Petersburg

Viking Museum, Gotland

Vision of the Seas.