First day back at work for hubby after a two week break, felt a bit teary dropping him off at the office, be great if he could be HE with us all the time. The children decided they wanted to go to Camber Sands for the day, it was much cooler than the weekend and extremely blustery but we still spent four hours sat on top of the sand dunes, well I sat and the children all played a huge game of Minecraft. Thankfully there were lots of things around for them to "mine". They only came back to me for food or drinks. It takes a lot of getting used to having older children, when they were little I'd spend all my time on the beach building sandcastles with them, collecting shells, paddling, drying feet now they prefer to do their own thing. I have mixed emotions about it, in a way its nice to be able to just sit and think and in another way its a little sad that I'm not so "required" any more. I know that its different kinds of requirement that is needed from me now but its a lot of adjustment! Only took this one photo on the beach sadly, which is a shame as they were rolling down sand dunes and all sorts, but I didn't want to interrupt their fun so I just let them be.
Tuesday morning was dry again, we were so lucky with the weather this camping trip, so we headed to Wakehurst Place again. We visited in July and had a really lovely walk but didn't get to see all of it so we tried to visit the spots we'd missed last time and as we are NT members and the schools are back our visit didn't cost anything! I was a bit annoyed at the entrance when the lady on the desk asked if I'd booked in advance, she took all my details for some reason-no idea what she was going to do with them. Never had this from a visit with my HE membership but she said I'm supposed too. Now I understand if I was bringing a school group in but there were only 5 of us!! Silly rule I think that should only apply to school education groups and not home educating families!