So, as promised, we went back to Taurus Crafts with our granddaughters and stayed for a few hours. J fell asleep in the car so I had to stay with her while Colin took S to the loo and the playground. Having drawn the long straw, I was brought a cake and a coffee from the café to eat while the baby snoozed!
So I was pretty chilled when I finally got to the complex. I took S to the jewellery making with a promise that we could make a bracelet for Mummy. She was brilliant at it – threading each bead she had chosen onto the elastic. The result was fabulous and she was thrilled.
We had lunch in the lovely café (J wasn’t very happy but her mood improved dramatically with a pooey nappy!} There’s plenty of loos and changing facilities so it wasn’t an issue. There’s a children’s menu and S chose pasta. I was a bit concerned as she couldn’t view it first but it was fine.
We then tackled the paper plane trail which was super. The children are given a colouring sheet and some crayons and then have to find the signs around the complex which tell them what colour to do everything. S was fine for the first few and understood the concept really well. She couldn’t complete it as was a bit long for a 3 year old. We then found the instructions to make it into a plane and she went off with Pops to fly it. It was such a good plane that after a couple of attempts it flew onto the roof!! Rather disappointing for her but we made a blank one later on.
We didn’t have time for anything else as in between there was lots of running around and balancing on tiny ledges which are both great fun when you are 20 months. We had a lovely day and if we’d had time we could have found more to do. Definitely recommended for all ages for a relaxing day out.
I am a woman of a certain age (not 60 yet!) who lives in Bristol. I’ve lived almost my whole life in Bristol, with a short sojourn in Cornwall in my teens. I am trying to lead my life in an ethical way in all areas and hope to explore what this means.
I have four passions and several interests so I hope I will have plenty to write about. My passions are my family, knitting, cricket and St Peter’s Hospice. My other interests are volunteering, the environment, reading, TV, films & theatre, fundraising, chronic fatigue, mental health and eating. My non-interests are animals, housework, football, rugby and cooking.
I come from a family of four – two sisters and a brother. Our parents dies a few years ago. I am married to my soulmate Colin, an amazing man who tolerates my funny ways and supports me in everything I do. We have three children and two wonderful granddaughters. I am so proud of my family – we must have done something right as they are all good people. I have two sons-in-law who I love like my own and together we all make up a family unit where everyone loves and respects everyone else.
I am a total hypochondriac but do have some genuine problems, some of which I may talk about at a later date. At the moment I am overweight and have just started to eat more healthily, which I think is the answer to weight loss. We were on holiday last week and enjoyed puddings and cakes every day.
I work part-time and Colin is recently retired. This means that we have been able to spend much more time together doing some of the things we’ve been meaning to do – some planned and some spontaneous. I love this period of my life – I just wish I had the energy to match the time and the opportunities available!
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