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Family Fun Month

Hi everyone, Hope you are all doing well, I on the other hand was not happy with the hospital that I spent some time in, but I will tell you more in great detail in next week’s post. Like I promised, I’m back to my usual day, and I want to thank you for all your support in last week’s blog. This weeks post is about family fun month.

Every year in the month of August it is celebrated by having Family Fun Month. It gives you the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones and do some fun activities along the way.

How to Observe

It is especially good for you to take time out from behind your computers and unlatch your mobiles from your hands and spend some quality time with your family as family is the most precious gift one can have.

Activities:

  • A Night Under the Stars
  • Have a Virtual  Museum Day
  • Family Baking/Cooking
  • Family Karaoke Fun Day
  • Play on Wii Day
  • Go for a Day out
  • Go for a Walk/Hike
  • Game Night
  • Have a Read-a-thon
  • Draw/Paint (Art Day)
  • Camping Trip Weekend.
  • Picnic Day.
  • Create Something New and Meaningful.
  • Go for a Bike Ride.
  • Play Croquet/Bowling/Boules at home.
  • Make a Time Capsule.
  • Go to the Zoo (if open).
  • Movie Marathon.
  • Scavenger hunt/Adventure Day.
  • Mini Road Trip.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!! See you all next week.

My Dad

Hi everyone, I first want to start off by apologizing, that there was no post last week, as unforeseen things happened that was taken out of my hands, as I spent last week in the hospital.

This post is about my dad who we sadly lost seven years ago today. He wasn’t just an amazing dad, he was an amazing husband and Grandad too, that loved nothing more than being surrounded by his family, always playing host at family parties, barbeques, you name it, he would do it. He would always be the first person to put his hand up and so eager to spend his time with the family. You are sadly missed every day. So today is dedicated to him.

Seven Years Ago Today

Seven years ago, today,
Was not a good day?
As you left a big hole,
I know that wasn’t your goal,
But still… they took your soul.

It’s been so long,
Since you’ve been gone,
The years have flown by
And I still wonder why,
You had to die.

We never had a chance to mourn,
As our world that day had been torn,
I hope you can now be free,
Sitting underneath your orange blossom tree,
But you will always be a part of me.

There is so much you have missed,
Like your eldest grandchild in wedded bliss,
And now she has a baby on the way,
I know that would have made your day.

Your youngest grandchild is making her mark,
Including in the dreaded dark,
Like you… she has a passion for photography,
Her photos and drawings would blow you away,
If only they had let you stay on that fateful day.

There’s so much for us to share,
You’ll have to wait until we get there,
Until then you will have to wonder,
As you sit there and just ponder.

By Aria

Thank you for taking the time to read this special post. I also want to thank you for being patient with me, but everything will resume back to normal on Thursday. Have a good weekend and I will see you soon.

Father’s Day Out Ideas

Hi everyone, this week’s post will be about places you can go on Father’s Day. It doesn’t matter if it is with your real dad, a stepfather or someone that has been a permanent role model in your life, it’s for those who chose to stick around.

To me a dad as to earn that title. I was fortunate to have this amazing man who to me was a better father figure than my biological one. This time of year is kind of hard for me, as this truly amazing man was sadly took from us seven years ago.

Places To Go:

Indoor Activities

What if it rains? Well if the weather is going to be as bad as it is during this week, you may want to start looking at something to do inside on Father’s Day. Here is a few ideas just to get you started:

Team Sport Karting

Father's Day Out, Go Karting

Why not take dad Go Karting, it is a good day out for the whole family. The track length is up to an epic 1000m, so enough space to have a friendly competition, Dad VS Kids. The first one round the final lap, can chose where to go next, chose a movie, or even have your favorite dessert! There are 33 Team Sport Karting venues, right across the UK, featuring multi-level tracks. So why not come on down and have a fun day out.
https://www.team-sport.co.uk/

The Dinosaur Museum
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The Dinosaur Museum is one of a kind in Great Britain, as this is the only museum dedicated solely to the fascinating world of dinosaurs. It is Britain’s award winning museum. This museum consists of life sized reconstructions of the dinosaurs, using fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands on experience. Using a hands on display can help tell the story of these prehistoric animals and you will be enthralled by the world that happened millions of years ago. This museum is fascinating and has you mesmerised from start to finish. It is a great day out for the family, and you get to learn a lot about these pre-historic animals, that once ruled the earth. Just click below to visit the website.
https://www.thedinosaurmuseum.com/

Blue Planet Aquarium
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The Blue Planet Aquarium is a captivating underwater world, just waiting for you to come and discover all of its wonders. It is home to more than 100 living displays, as well as one of Europe largest collection of sharks, this aquarium offers plenty of marine life to revel in. You can go and have a wander to the Coral Cave, or take a trip to the Underwater Shark Tunnel and watch them swim over your head, or head down to the Flooded Forest and look at some exotic fish. There are 14 shows daily, where you see the divers feeding the fish at their spectacular Aqua Theatre presentation, There you will learn more about the aquatic animals of the ocean. For more details click on the link below.
https://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/

Cinema Trip

Father's Day Out, Cinema

If it’s miserable outside this Father’s Day, why not kick back at the cinema and watch a film that your dad has been dying to see. It doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home, so don’t let the weather stop you from having fun and spending quality time with your family… Taking dad and the kids out for a cinema trip and afterwards go for a tasty meal to celebrate. Here is a list of just a few movies that is on around the UK, but each cinema will have their own selection of movie showings, so please check your local cinema for details before going.

Films that’s on Around the UK are:
Walt Disney’s Aladdin
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Rocketman
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Outdoor Activities

There’s nothing like being out in the open when the weather is warm or with a breeze. I have concocted a list of some things you can possibly do with your dad on Father’s Day!

Marwell Zoo, Hampshire

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Marwell Zoo as 140 acres of ground and gardens to cover. It is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered species. It will be a unique once in a lifetime experience, as it will allow you to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most endangered species, a day you will never forget and it will give you some unforgettable memories.
From giraffes to rhinos, and reptiles to penguins. It features 5 adventure playgrounds, road and rail trains, this zoo literally as it all. If you get hungry why not head down to Marwell’s Café Graze Restaurant, where you can either eat in or take the food out to the picnic area. Marwell Zoo is a place to be, for taking the family out on Father’s Day, it as something for everyone.
https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/

Zip World
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Zip world is an adventure in itself, there is so much to do, whether you are flying through the caverns, while taking in some of their breath-taking views of the valley as you zip line across, it really is captivating. It is something that everyone must try at least once to get the full exhilarating experience. Adventure awaits for those who like to live in the fast lane. This adventure would be a good Father’s Day thrill fest and would best suit the older kids. Please check their website below for more details, and also on what you should wear to go Zip lining, Above all else be safe.
https://www.zipworld.co.uk/

Miniature Golf
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Looking for a more relaxing day out, why not go to your nearest Mini Golf Course. It is a place everyone can join in, The Mini Golf course is for children of all ages, so no-one gets left out and you will get to spend time with your dad while having a great family day out. You will be sure to make some lasting and happy memories along the way! If you are a beginner don’t worry, it will give your dad a chance to show off his own putting skills, as he will show you how to hold the stick, right down to hitting the putt. In next to know time you will out shine your dad. But always remember to have fun.

The Last Word

There are still things you can do with your dad on Father’s Day that doesn’t have to cost anything, like going on a picnic, or play ball, whether it is catch or football. Kids will love anything as long as they spend time with their dad on Father’s Day. So whatever you do have fun and enjoy. See you all next week, and have a Happy Father’s Day!