We are still on school holidays and it's been so good to unwind and catch up with friends again this week. Keren's week has been taken up with holiday club at Sun-valley campus and she has spent the week staying at her Grandpa. Zak has not been involved with holiday club and so had plenty of time for sleep outs, friends and fun.
On Monday evening hubby and I were kid free and decided to enjoy the burger special at the Spur. We shared a freshly baked waffle with ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. A real treat and great to have time out together!
Still kid free on Tuesday, I enjoyed catching up with a friend at The Larder, a local coffee shop.
It was wonderful to sit and listen to tales of her recent travels to Italy.
The coffee was great and though we didn't eat it looked like their menu was good too. On leaving, we discovered a basket of wool and knitting needles. The idea is to pick up where someone else left off, and knit while enjoying the coffee shop. The scarves knitted are donated to the needy. I love that idea and will perhaps return just so I can knit a while for a good cause :)
On Wednesday night Zak had another sleepover and I enjoyed a getaway to my Dad's place.
I love the peaceful views of mountain and sea from his home.
It is always wonderful to be there
It was lovely to see my girl who I hadn't seen for a few days and we all enjoyed a relaxed, peaceful evening with delicious dinner and chatter.
Thursday was a low key day with visits to the neighbor who sadly had to put one of her beloved dogs down. Zak was treated to lunch out and movies with her son. It was a good distraction from the sadness of the day.
Friday came around so fast and I invited a friend and her son to share my winnings of a visit to the Science Center. The boys enjoyed the giant chess and all the other fun things to see and do. Sadly it may be one of our last visits there as it seems my youngest has begun to out grow it, and has been so regularly that he knows the displays and hands on activities very well.
The trip was well planned as Josh needed to be nearby for work so we lifted him and he joined us for coffee when he was done. On the way home we stopped at the barber and he lost his long locks which have been a few years in the making!
I am sure the barber enjoyed cutting all that hair off !
I think his new look makes him appear younger and suits him!