We have just returned from an action packed weekend in Dover, where we stayed with Auntie Alex, Uncle Jerry & Finley.
We arrived at their house very late on Friday evening and we were disappointed to learn that our cousin Finley was in bed and so we wouldnt be able to see him until the morning. We had a quick drink and then it was time for us to settle down for the night in our ready beds, we were all sleeping together in Finley’s room (he was with Auntie Alex & Uncle Jerry) and so we were warned to be quiet when we woke up on Saturday morning.
Saturday morning arrived, too quickly for Mum & Dad’s liking, and despite being told to be quiet when we woke up we managed to make enough noise to wake everyone up in the house – even Mum & Dad who were sleeping 2 floors below us!!!
We all got out of bed and then we got to see Finley, we hadn’t seen him since he was at our house in March so he had grown lots!! He made us laugh as he toddled round the kitchen with his cup of tea and jumped on and off his trampoline.
It was then breakfast time so we all sat down and ate some breakfast that Auntie Alex made for us, once this was finished it was time to start the mammoth task of dressing 4 adults and 4 children. Uncle Jerry was the first adult dressed and he even found the time to shave his head and then whilst Auntie Alex went to get ready he decided to shave off all of Finley’s hair too!! Finley was very good and he just sat very still and let his Dad shave his hair off, Auntie Alex was shocked when she came downstairs!!
Once we were all dressed we decided to go to the swimming pool in Ashford as Auntie Alex said it had a wave machine AND slides and the weather was appalling (very foggy & cold). The swimming pool was fantastic we had a great time there, it was nice to see our little cousin playing in the pool and with the water sprays. We had lots of goes on the slides and we loved going round the lazy river – sadly only Daniel could go in the lazy river when the wave machine was on but he said it was brilliant! There were even jacuzzis there to sit in so we all had a go of those as well. Soon it was time to get out not because we were cold but because we were hungry and needed lunch.
We all got ready and then we headed to the pub for a nice pub lunch, we ate lots of food in the pub including starters and desserts so we were stuffed by the time we had finished!
We went back to the house then and played with Finley and his toys for the rest of the afternoon – it was great fun and Finley was very entertaining on his little wooden bike that we had bought him for his 1st Birthday.
Sadly it was soon time for bed again and once again we were told NOT to make a noise in the morning! This was going to be made harder for us as the clocks moved backwards overnight which meant we would have to stay quiet for an extra hour.
Sunday morning arrived and we were NOT quiet, Mum had to come upstairrs twice to tell us to keep the noise down and on her third visit she found us messing around with our ready beds on top of us! Josh was removed from the room and taken downstairs and Dan & Em were told to be quiet unless they wanted to spend all day Sunday in the bedroom.
When the rest of the house woke up we had our breakfast and then it was time for operation get dressed to start again! Today we were going to meet our new cousin Kimberly for the first time – she was born at the end of September but none of us had seen her yet.
When we were all ready we made our way across to Folkestone to Uncle Chris’ flat. When we arrived Kimberly was asleep but she soon woke up for some milk so then we were able to see her properly – she was very small and cute! We had a drink at the flat and then because it was a nice sunny day (a huge difference to Saturday) we decided we would go down to the sea front and play at the big adventure playground that is there.
We were joined by Kimberly’s half brother and sister and so we had great fun playing on the playground, as to be expected Dad and Uncle Chris also played on the playground under the guise of supervising us. We had a picnic lunch and then after a bit more playing we decided to go down to the sea but as soon as we got there we decided it was far to windy and that we preferred playing on the playground – so back to the playground it was. We all enjoyed the zip wire the most especially when Dad gave us a helping hand and made us go really really fast!
After a couple of hours it was time for us to go back to the house so we said our goodbyes to Uncle Chris and Kimberly. Just as we arrived back at the house our car decided it was going to start making the worst screeching noise we have ever heard, it was so loud Uncle Jerry came out of the house to see what was making the noise! It was so bad it was going to mean a trip to the garage on Monday morning before we headed back home.
We spent Sunday afternoon all cuddled up on the sofa watching a film before sitting down to a fantastic roast pork dinner with ALL the trimmings – we couldnt get enough of Auntie Alex & Uncle Jerry’s delicious roast potatoes and Mum enjoyed the roasted parsnips. When we were all sufficiently stuffed we made our way back to the sofas and we played with Finley & his toys again.
Sadly it was soon time for us to go to bed again and so off we trotted and because of all the fresh air we had had in the day we were all fast asleep within minutes!
Monday morning arrived and Dad went to the garage whilst we stayed at the house with Mum, Auntie Alex and Finley, poor Unlce Jerry was at work. Mum packed the bags and we played with Finley for the last time. Dad was soon back from the garage and fortunately the awful screeching had been caused by a few stones that had got trapped so it was easily rectified. This sadly meant that it was time for us to leave and come back home.
We said our goodbyes and made our way back north to our house. We had a brilliant weekend and can’t wait to see our cousins Finley and Kimberly again.
A BIG thank you to Auntie Alex, Uncle Jerry & Finley for letting us stay at your house.