The past week seems to have gone in a flash. The kids had a long weekend because of an inset day last Friday. We had planned on a trip into town for a food festival but Star was having none of it. She didn’t want to go to town, it was too hot and there were too many people. Well, she wasn’t wrong.
I wasn’t feeling so good myself either so as a compromise we decided to go out for lunch instead. The kids immediately piped up that they wanted to go to Mc Donalds, but I thought it would be nice to go somewhere else. I still wanted it to feel like a day out rather than a quick lunch at old Maccy D’s.
We ended up at a pub with a lovely outside area for the kids, so we had a nice meal out and the kids got to play outside.
BBQ and Water Fun
On Saturday the main focus was football. It was England’s quarter final match with Sweden and our hopes were high. Our neighbours suggested that we had a BBQ and shared the fun of the match together. They fired up first and fed the kids. Then they got their water slide out and the kids, young and old, had a lot of fun.
Then it was time for the match and we watched it in each of our homes but shared our tribulations in the garden. We soon discovered that as we received our television by cable and they by satellite, we were getting the match quite a few seconds earlier than them. The first goal we started yelling and they just looked at us weird…then they saw the goal and joined in. It ended up being quite amusing listening to their reactions a few seconds after ours.
Everyone was overjoyed when England won 2-0 and made it to the semi finals.
To celebrate our BBQ was fired up and the kids got in the paddling pool. It turned out to be a real fun day.
On Sunday Graham had to drive down to Luton to pick up our eldest daughter. Her flight kept getting delayed and she was originally due home at 6pm, but ended up getting back at nearly 8pm. It was almost 10pm before they got back.
I had a busy day alone without Graham’s help but I managed, although I was pretty shattered by the end.
I have been enjoying all the hot weather but the last day or so I’ve noticed a change. I’m not sure if it’s me or the actual weather but it feels a lot more humid, the air feels thicker and I’m sweating a lot more. It’s been cloudier today but I’ve been hotter than ever! I’m really hoping for a little rain soon. I might be able to sleep a little better too.
Back to football, I’ve really been enjoying the World Cup this year and I’ve barely missed a match. Some I’ve found exciting and others not so, I still can’t quite believe it, I’m watching football! This week we see England play in the Semi final against Croatia and I’m really excited. Maybe we’ll even see them in the final next week!
So my word of the week this week is football. And trust me, I never imagined that it would be 🙂
EDIT: I did write this post before the match before Wednesday and sadly England did not win against Croatia and won’t be playing in the final on Sunday. Will I be watching? Yes, I will and of course I’ll be watching England face Belgium again.