This week still felt like a pretty normal week but we seemed to do a few extra bits here and there which were all lots of fun and which I like to document and be able to look back on. This week my lovely sister in law came up to visit for a day and we went to the most gorgeous cafe/deli/pottery called Cobbles and Clay in the village of Haworth not too far from where we live. The food was just scrummy and we even managed to get some little painted handprints from Little One. I'd definitely recommend a visit there if ever you're visiting Yorkshire.
A little Mother's Day present for Grandma.
On Wednesday we tried out a new playgroup. There's not much in the way of groups around our village so we tend to go on a bit of a drive to find nice places to go. We found a fab little playgroup in another village which is run by a local secondary school with help from girls from the 6th form who are studying for Health and Social care GNVQs. After a nervous start from Little One, we had such a lovely time doing all sorts of crafty bits, singing and just playing and it's nice to support local playgroups which so often have to shut down due to lack of funding.
We don't buy new toys very often, but when we find something which Little One shows a real interest in at a group or play centre, we sometimes go and find one for him to have at home. This week we got a Scuttlebug- something he has been interested in for ages. It's proven to be a real hit and he's been scooting about on it around the house all week. Seeing his little face light up when he rides around on it makes it totally worthwhile.
I've only been blogging just under a year so haven't had much opportunity to get out there and meet other bloggers but I recently got invited to my first proper 'event'. We were asked, together with a few other bloggers including Charlotte from The Crumby Mummy and Nikki from Keeping Strong and Moving Forward) to go and try out a new Beano themed play centre called 'Play at Brewers Fayre'. I was able to go along yesterday with some of my lovely friends and their littlies, and we had a fantastic time (more on this in a later post). I felt really honoured to have been asked to go along and it was nice to meet a couple of other bloggers in real life, not just from behind the confines of a computer screen. It's definitely made me want to get out there and meet more of you lovely bloggers in real life, and try and get along to a few more events.