Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Half Term and Beyond...

Let me start off by saying a BIG HELLO to everyone at Unicorn Primary School in Beckenham... I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

I hope everyone has had a great half term holiday - we certainly did. We were busy almost every day and the time just flew by. Last week it was Connor's 13th birthday and this week it's Deanna's 18th birthday... to help celebrate these milestone birthdays we had a couple of days away last weekend. On Sunday morning we drove down to a hotel not far from Windsor.  We arrived at the hotel in plenty of time and as it was a hot sunny day we decided to go for a little walk in a nearby village called Great Missenden - wandering around the lovely little village we passed a house where a certain writer that you may have heard of used to live...
On Monday we got up early and drove towards Windsor so we could spend a fun day at Legoland. As well as lots of great rides there are lots of lego models and figures around the park to look at - here's Deanna, Vicky and Connor by the Easter Island Heads.
It was a hot day and it was very busy in Legoland so we decided to go on one of the biggest rides first.
We knew we would get wet so it would give us chance to dry out as the day went on. If you haven't been on the Vikings' River Splash ride then you need to have a go... it's great. We got soaking wet on the ride so we went for a wander through Loki's Labyrinth to try and dry off.

We managed to lose Connor and Deanna for a few minutes as we headed to the centre of the maze...
But it didn't take them long to find us...
We had a great time wandering around Legoland, going on the Pirate Jolly Rocker (don't tell her that I told you but Vicky screamed all the way through the ride), the Pirate Falls log ride (we got soaked again), the Dragon Train, The Indiana Jones Laser Raiders and lots more... There were lots of cool Lego figures too - like this Han Solo.
We had loads of fun and luckily we didn't have to drive all the way home afterwards as we were staying another night. On Tuesday morning the weather had changed and it was cloudy and rainy all day. We had a little walk round Windsor but it wasn't as much fun as it should have been as the streets were awash with rain. We piled back into the car and started to head for home...
 
We don't really watch much television but there are some things that we like to watch... Last year we watched all of the Vicar of Dibley series (very funny) so it was nice to drive through the village of Dibley on the way home. The village isn't really called Dibley of course but it's instantly recognisable when you see it. It was too wet for us to enjoy a little walk around so we just took a quick photograph as we went past the church...   
 That's all for now...


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