However, this weekend, Matt went on a camp with school. (Yes - I know they chose one of the coldest weekends of the year!). So we had the weekend to ourselves. Once we'd taken Matt to school for 9am on Saturday morning, we were able to potter around. I made a cake, had a coffee with my mum, and made some birthday cards. We then drove to Kent to meet up with friends for supper. Such a relaxed day. Sunday - a lie in on a Sunday!!! What a rare treat. There was even time for a spot of shopping before collecting our very tired, and grubby son.
I didn't take any photos of us - it was all a bit relaxed and not very photogenic, but thought you might like to see Matt's preparation for his Duke of Edinburgh award weekend. Matt's school run CCF (combined cadet force) and Matt is in the "army", hence the kit. He is very proud of this - as you can see by the shiny boots. I don't recall him getting kit ready the night before for anything either - but it was all laid out the night before.
Getting ready requires precision.
Can you spot the crochet?
And then it was time to go...
To be honest, I couldn't see the attraction of camping out under tarpaulin in a basic sleeping bag on a roll mat. (Not even the luxury of a tent). No proper food - only ration packs, and having to do a night watch in the freezing cold.
Various other "exercises" were undertaken - which seemed to involve an awful lot of camouflage paint which proved tricky to remove! But he loved it - and he definitely appreciated his own bed last night!
Hope you had a good weekend too.