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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bank Holidays and Girls Holidays

If I'm being totally honest I wasn't really looking forward to the bank holiday weekend. The thought of a weekend at Pontins in Southport did not fill me with excitement. I can honestly say now though that it doesn't matter if your accommodation resembles a prison camp with leaky showers and mouldy windows, as it's all about the company that you're with.

We went to Pontins for a football tour, Sam and 14 of his 11 and 12 year old team-mates, along with some of their parents, some of whom I had only met briefly and some that I hadn't met at all. First of all they had a team presentation where Sam picked up the Parent's Player of the Year award.

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The boys then went on to do us all proud, over the 2 days of the tournament, winning all of their 8 games and then going on to win in the final after a very tense penalty shoot out. The boys were all so well behaved and proved themselves to be such great sportsmen when they not only picked up a trophy almost as big as some of the players, but also walked away with the Fair Play award.

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We all had such a great time, with lots of laughs amongst the children and parents.

Hanna and Jack also had a great time, getting together with friends and making new ones. Jack is in his element playing with the boys from the football team, it's like he has 15 big brothers not just 1.

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We enjoyed time on the beach, despite the cold northern winds

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and lots of football playing

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but now the time has come for my girls weekend away so I'm packing up and shipping out for 4 nights in Majorca. As usual I've left a few essentials for the family - a pan of bolognaise, a fully stocked fridge, cake and homemade cookies in the cookie jar.

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Catch you on the other side.....


  1. Fab photos. Looks like a brilliant time was had by all.

  2. AnnieMammasaurus8 May 2013 at 13:14

    I used to go mental for cider lollies! Love the photos - from the proud faces of the boys to the cookies and everything in between x

  3. Katie @mummydaddyme8 May 2013 at 18:32

    Looks like a wonderful weekend Helen, and fab photos. Have a great girls weekend. X

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  5. Mummyandthebeastie14 May 2013 at 09:52

    I'm so impressed with your photos Helen! Love the ones on the beach. You really have an eye for it. A post wouldn't be a post without some tasty looking food at the end too :-) x

  6. yep, for sure - it hadn't changed a bit since we went nearly 10 years ago despite apparently having a major facelift - possibly new lino floors in the apartments! and thanks - I'm ok taking still shots!

  7. thanks Emma - yes very. I wish I'd had one of those lollies now..wonder if they are as good as I remember!

  8. I bet you did! ;-)
    thanks x

  9. thanks Hannah - getting there! I'm ok with things that stay still - and outdoor shots! x



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