Listography – Things I want to do this Summer

This week the theme for the Listography is Things I want to do this Summer, guest hosted by the Reluctant Housedad whilst Kate Takes 5 takes a break.

There are LOADS of things I would love to do this summer and usually you’d need to tie me down to the sofa to keep me still.  I’m not someone that can sit indoors much.  Since baby has come along though, things have had to change a teeny bit.  Like being home for his naps.  And feeds and other things that basically mean you need to be indoors somewhere.    Soooo…here goes:

1.  Look after baby and watch him grow.

This summer Baby Boy will be going through some of his major milestones, hopefully, as he learns how to sit up properly, unaided and makes a complete mess of himself discovering all the messy and yummy foods out there.  Will he learn to crawl soon? Will he pull himself up? Is he going to cut those bloody teeth quickly?  Is he ever going to sleep through?  I wonder if he’ll say Mama (oh pleeeease!) or Dada first.  Basically, tope of my list is to wake up each day with baby, after hopefully some decent sleep, and watch my baby grow in all sorts of amazingly perfect and utterly cute ways.

2.  Go on Holiday…

Somewhere…Anywhere.  It just needs to be a nice break away.  I initially started off with the idea of a long haul flight with baby.  That would not be crazy right?  Some nice hot sun, all his baby stuff packed; fully prepared.  The more I thought about it the more (I stress, reluctantly) decided it might be wiser to holiday closer to home.  So Europe?  Somewhere very modern where baby facilities are plentiful and the overall hotel is family friendly.  Not such a long flight.   Hmmm…but what if?  So now we are thinking about a holiday somewhere in the UK.  Where baby facilities will be plentiful.  Maybe in August or September sometime.

3.  Visit Witches

I live in an area that has a history of Witches.  Ever heard of the Pendle Witches?  In the 1600’s, during the reign of James 1, black magic and witchcraft were the most heinous crimes of the time and amongst those tried were a bunch of women from the Pendle area.  They were tried and hung for their alleged evil ways and ever since, the area has become famous as the home of the Pendle Witches.  There is a Witches trail that is still in existence and even a little shop dedicated to all things witchery called Witches Galore.  I keep meaning to visit the shop and check out the little town of Newchurch and never get around to it.   It is a stones throw from where I  live and is something I will be going to this summer.

4.  Attend the annual Family reunion.

We always have one BIG family function in the summer.  Usually it consists of a BIG sit down meal and a massive amount of organised chaos.  It’ll consist of about 12 adults (my parents age),  their combined total of 28 children (including moi!), 8 children under the age of 16 and 6 babies / toddlers (including Baby Boy).  That equals a hell of a lot of noise.

5.  Clean the Garage.

Well, more, direct the hubby to clean the garage.  Imagine a clean garage with wall to wall storage areas and a place you can store all your spare luggage and never-ending of shoes.  All neatly arranged into shoe racks.  On the opposite wall there are utility cupboards for all of hubby’s DIY junk.  And of course, the car is parked neatly in the middle of all of that.  Now imagine the complete opposite; that’s our garage.  Filled from bottom to top with all manner of junk, cardboard boxes and stuff we’re not even sure belongs to us.   The door just about shuts if you manage to shove stuff in far enough.  It does really need a good clean.  But its been two years.  And counting.

8 Comments

  1. TheBoyandMe July 5, 2011 / 3:04 pm

    A brilliant and practical list of things to do. Trust me go somewhere in the UK that can offer facilities for the baby. Pendle witches? Jealous muchly

  2. sarahmumof3 July 5, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    great list, family reunions are always good fun, even if they are a bit chaotic!

  3. Alison July 5, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    I might be moving house so a garage clean is on the cards for me too, good luck with that.
    I would also love to go to the witch place at Pendle, I don’t think it’s too far from me and it sounds fascinating. Have a good summer. x

  4. Reluctant Housedad July 6, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Visit witches! Love that one. Is Pendle near the Trough of Bowland? I’ve been there a couple of times. Beautiful place. Great list – good luck with it all for the summer, and thanks for taking part.

    • mcai7td3 July 6, 2011 / 11:51 am

      Yep it about 15 minutes away. Some really gorgeous walks up there. Thanks for the comments! 🙂

  5. Zoe_Paige July 6, 2011 / 10:28 am

    OMG! Number 3 looks amazing! Scary, but really, really cool at the same time!

  6. Nel July 6, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Definitely easier to go on long haul when they are smaller and don’t want to get up and walk about, go to the toilet 20 times and open the window. Go for it and get some sun.

    • mcai7td3 July 6, 2011 / 3:45 pm

      Ahh I am soo tempted, you wouldn’t believe 🙂

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