We have also be reacquainting ourselves with old haunts and checking out new ones. Our town has gone up in the world a little since we have been away, and it is nice to see new businesses and refurbished public spaces.
Slowly slowly normality is resuming. Tall Girl and Little Man started back at their old school on Wednesday. The staff gave them a lovely warm welcome and they are full of chat about all the fun things they have been doing. Big Trouble has a big day tomorrow. At 4 years and not quite 4 weeks he starts full time school! He is raring to go although I think his nerves will show a bit more tomorrow. He certainly looks very lovely in his school uniform.
So two first days at school means two last day of the holiday treats. Big Trouble is a simple soul and chose to spend this morning at the beach with me and Grandma.
A good time was had by all.
The bigger Smalls chose to go to Alnwick Garden on Tuesday - always a winner and we had a beautiful sunny day for it.
And those autumn crocuses are not all they seem at first glance... Take another look with Big Trouble's hand in the picture:
They are massive!
One last thing, Jo over at Through the Keyhole is having a four year blogiversary give away. Pop over and see her for a chance to win lots of lovely crafty goodies, and tell her I said Hi.