Friday, 12 September 2008

The Inset Day

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

What can two small but energetic girls do when there is a non pupil day at school?



Well....... we can play with the dolls house and the barbies!


We can try our hand at painting! Not quite finished yet!



We can go to the park and look at the view. Isn't it lovely? 


 
We can get Granddad to help us feed the wild life.


We can try and stop the pigeons from getting the nuts that we brought for the squirrels.
We were lucky that it didn't rain in the park and we had a really good time.
We had to climb down some steep steps and Grannie said, 'Don't go so fast as Grannie and Granddad cannot keep up and we could break our legs if we slipped.'
One of us said, 'That would be awful because we wouldn't have a bus ticket to get home!'
They thought that was quite funny but we didn't get it! Grown ups laugh at the strangest things!

Just as we jumped off the bus, near home, the sky went black and the rain tumbled down. We had to run very fast, so as not to get too wet. Then we had to take off our trousers and jackets and dry them because we did not run fast enough!

23 comments:

Cecily R said...

Sounds like perfect day off from school!!! Wonderful pictures.

We haven't seen you in a few weeks have we? Glad you're back!

Moannie said...

Lovely story and great pics...rather alarmingly I look like grandpa from the back.

CrazyCath said...

Sounds like a good day.
Is that a RED squirrel you have there? It is so long since I have seen a red squirrel. Wonderful pictures.

Peter said...

Maggie,

It looks like a lovely day - glad you had fun!

Peter

angie said...

Sounds like a perfect day off of school....minus the rain. We get a lot of that here in Portland, OR, too. Thank you for stopping by!

MamaGeek said...

That park IS so lovely, so serene! And the squirrels? Why do they crack me up so?

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a wonderful day anyhow!
It is such a delight to be round children

Mandy said...

What a fun day!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

sounds like a great non school day!

utmomof5 said...

What a perfect day!! Well except the getting soaked at the end of the day :)

aims said...

Wonderful pics - lovely time!

I just watched a newsclip on people wandering into the woods somewhere in the states - and one right on the driveway - being bitten by cottonmouths. OMG! I shiver just writing this. Made me think how lucky you are to be able to wander around and not have to worry about things like that. Fortunately I can too - we don't have snakes here in Central Alberta.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hey, I live in the same country as you and I never saw that ray of sunshine!

What a fun PSF :-)

Irene said...

What good grandparents you are. I did tell you that I'm a grandma too, didnt I? I never get to partake in any of these activities, however, the child is to far away.

Susan said...

Days off from school are so much fun! Especially when you are a teacher and you get the day off too :)

Anil P said...

Aha,enjoyed reading your day out :)

Stinking Billy said...

Maggie, I would say that you are a dab hand with a camera, too. Nice one!

Suburbia said...

A day to treasure. I love inset days, the fun that is had during them seems almost illicit!

Grit said...

drama, art, science, sports, an excellent alternative school day! ;-)

Chris said...

Looks like more fun than a day at school, anytime.

Jules said...

I can see that you are really enjoying the time with the little ones. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Working mum said...

I always thought INSET days felt really long(or is it that I'm stuck in a hall listening to firemen and social workers?) Sounded like more fun your way!

Lavinia said...

All of these ideas are excellent activities to do on a day off school. Lucky girls to have grandma and grandpa entertain them so splendidly. The park is beautiful indeed. Thanks for sharing this special day with us...

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Maggie, catching up after far too long away. What a lovely day you had, and how beautifully you write about it. M xx