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august 4th got jade
Tue 31-Jul-12
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mutley
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I have manged to get a full tank of petrol that will give us about 150 miles and should have about £90 to play with (not paying any bills for  a week)  i have looked at all ssorts of thngs we could do and £90 would not pay a train ticket to scotland for us, my passport is out of date so cannot do a cheap flight witch jade. would have loved to do the nearset zoo is about £50 for the two of us just to get in (ouch) have got tent will travel everything is just so expencive these days the only thing i can think of is the chedder caves for now but if anyone has any iders please let me know as i would like to do something with her, many thanks nig & jade cheers

Tue 31-Jul-12
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Don't know if you know about this site .......... http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/

 

Fishing trip with picnic????

 

I'm sure however you spend the time you'll both have a fab time, just being together.

 

 

Oi what's with the maths coming to more than 20 - had to borrow OHs fingers.

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Wed 1-Aug-12
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How about working on a project together at home?

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Aly said:

How about working on a project together at home?

 

Paper making - from onion skins as an example.

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Wed 1-Aug-12
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My children are in their thirties now and they both say their favourite memory is of the day we put wellie boots on and waded up the river. (A river to us but a shallow stream in reality.) The dogs came too and we made our way slowly up river, finding our way around the deeper parts that threatened to overwhelm the boots. It was a huge adventure, cost nothing and the memory of that summers day has stayed with them into adulthood with great affection.

A recent trip to the wood had my son showing his children how to build a shelter, and simple tracking signs remembered from his days in the boy scouts. They loved it.

It's not the money you spend but the time you spend that makes happy memories. I'm sure you'll have great fun, just being together. smile

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Wed 1-Aug-12
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Ruthie, your last paragraph is wonderful.  That is exactly what my daughter feels,  she knew that when it rained she and I would wear appropriate clothing and just go out to  experience it.  We had such fun and learned a lot as we brought things home to identify from books.  Oh, my books...

I'll try that again!

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My kids had splash suits that Mothercare used to sell. With those and wellies mine have fond memories of puddle jumping and leaf kicking. Our local children's library used to run a free book trail too. At the start of the summer holiday you picked up your list that was age appropriate and worked through the list. When you collected the next book you had a sticker put on a card with the idea of filling the card by the end of the holiday. My children discovered many books they would not have known. The trip involved a decent walk to the library and we would call in at Woolworths for a bag of pick and mix.

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Fri 3-Aug-12
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Hi thanks for the iders, but i brought a 4 man inflatble dinghy and im planning on getting droped off at abingdon marena and we can sail down to wallingford and probley camp the night there and get a lift back from a friend,im wating for the boad to come in the next few days before i get jade so i can blow it up and check it out first.

Im not sure if she will want to go on the water will have to wait and see if not it could double up as a swimming pool or even a duck pond if needed.

may also pop down to cheddar caves and spend the day there.

now need to find the tent out and everything else, manythanks nig & jade.cheers

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Hope you managed to get life jackets with it Nig.....roll_eyesroll_eyes

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