Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easter, family & origami

So Easter was chocolate-filled, friend-filled and family-filled, and the school holidays were a great break. Mainly great as I spent much of it with my long lost sister Kate who has been visiting from Ecuador. It is two years since her last visit and catching up with her, her other half and my nephew, has been refreshingly good. Indeed, we have spent more quality time together in the last three weeks, than we have in the last ten years. We needed too. Distance and children have brought us closer, and I like the way it feels.


  
Our break was also spent doing days out - you can read here about London zoo. Then there was Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge and The Science Museum in Winchester, both of which my nephew of 8 years proved the perfect age for. I didn't think either of these places were so great for my toddler, although Sofia did love pushing buttons at the Science Museum. (But then, doesn't she always?!) Esme was interested in both. 

There was also a trip away to a 5* hotel - The Luton Hoo, which I'll be reviewing for LIFE AS IT IS next week. Esme and Sofia enjoyed their time off, even if my little one was bent on biting her big sister for a lot of it. (The dummy and cot continue to be missed sub-consciously). Sofia begins Montessori in a couple of days, not sure how that is going to go. I feel she is so ready for nursery. Question is... is nursery ready for her?


The GraceFaith girls especially liked their brush with luxury, and are still trying to fold the end of our loo roll into a triangle... really, as if going to the toilet wasn't already enough of a mission with two small kids, the last week has seen origami incorporated into the experience. We're working on this bird next...


Picture credit: She.sulekha.com
 




11 comments:

Abzi said...

Sounds like a lovely Easter break and wow look at that origami!

Claire Toplis said...

Glad you had a fab Easter .
WOW at the Origami !

Rebecca Beesley said...

How lovely to have had such a special catch up with family after such a long time. That hotel sounds great too! x #savouringTheSeason

Emma Oliver said...

Just writing the hotel review now - it was a lovely treat - thank you for your comment!

Anonymous said...

A nice easter! I envy you as I so miss my sister who I havent seen in 4 years =(

Thats a marvelous Origami over there. #pocolo

Emma Oliver said...

Isn't that origami incredible! I hope you get to see your sister sooner than later. Thank you for stopping by.

Emma Oliver said...

Isn't it amazing... you do know I didn't do that right?! Thanks for your comment.

Emma Oliver said...

Not mine... the toilet roll triangle is as far as it goes! Thank you for visiting Mrs! x

Claire said...

Ahhh... Sounds like a lovely Easter break! Catch-ups with family are the best! Thanks so much for linking up to #SavouringtheSeason

Emma Oliver said...

A pleasure Claire, hope you enjoyed Easter too!

Victoria Welton said...

It sounds like you have had a wonderful time and some well needed moments with your sister - I am so pleased you got some much time with her. I hope all is well with you. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo lovely x