Weekends with the family are great and it has been great these last few days over the long weekend.
Most of the time, I feel that I do not get to spend enough time with the kids when I have enough energy to appreciate the joy that they have to offer. When I get back from work, I am tired, and so are they. I do the best I can when I get back, but the combination of tired knackered kids and adults is normally not too good.
But this weekend, I have had the chance to spend more time with them and more importantly, quality time. It has been a great weekend spent with them. We have been to Orford, Snape and have been out and about in Colchester. And of course, there has been chocolate. The long weekend is not yet over, but I am so grateful for the time that we have had as a family, my wife making sure that it has been enjoyable for all.
Unfortunately, the Voice UK has ended, but all good things come to an end, and the kids are already looking forward to the series next year. We all have had our favourites, and while I am sure we all wish Stevie McCrorie the best, he was not our favourite. Come the final, the house was united behind Lucy and we wish her well for the future.
Orford Castle was a great place to visit. It is somewhere that I have wanted to visit for ages and thanks to the kids, I know more about how to use the toilet in a castle. My wife and I have been to Orford before and even stayed at the Crown and Castle in the life that we had before children. The meal there was as good as we remembered.
But in between the castle and lunch was a trip to Snape Maltings. While my son stayed in the warm with my wife and shopped, my daughter and I went for a walk, hence the photographs below. Yesterday was a trip to the Waiting Room, one which I hope to return to as the kids loved eating there and next time, I hope to not be full from breakfast so that I can join them.
I would love to post more, but I am knackered. Good night!