Coastal Park with the Home Ed group - well, actually, it was just me and two other families. The children had a fabulous time; and the adults had a good giggle too!
A rather windy day, the park is pretty sheltered though.
Indeed, being outdoors was so lovely, I decided I would take Rye and minded child to Kearsney Abbey the next day - and better still, my friends joined us. Alas the weather wasn't as kind; but still we all had a good time.:
And then it began to rain.... and soon it was torrential; so the children got wet again - and very muddy.
This is what I want, getting together with a few friends; and not being the one "in charge", or having any sort of responsibility for a group activity. Home Ed group is less important to us these days; we've made connections, we have a social circle - and suddenly I'm becoming a Home Ed family that can dip in and out of activities run by HE groups. I like that - and Rye needs for us to be one of those families too. He is craving more me time and social interaction; he loves meeting up with his friends, but he also loves it when he has my full attention - which can be difficult when one is self employed too.
Life is changing - I'm finding myself pulled in directions I wasn't expecting in the slightest - and being rather scared I admit, and maybe not quite ready to take certain leaps. It will be interesting to see where we are in 6 months time!