Saturday, February 13, 2010

A to Z year : January 29th-Feb 11th : the letter C's time to blog what we did to celebrate the letter C....

First of all we went to Cosmo, the yummy all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurant in town, it was the first time Connor has tried Chinese food, and I think he liked it....especially the barbecue pork, the noodles and the sesame prawn toast.

Both boys tried eating with chopsticks too, which was fun to watch :) But they sensibly swapped the chopsticks for spoons when it was time for pudding - what else could they choose in C fortnight other than chocolate cake?

The next day, we met up with our pals and fellow A-Zers Tracy, Michelle, Lauren and Callum, and also their pals Sannine and Molly, for a trip to the local park Coate Water. Michelle had managed to borrow a pile of circus equipment - diablos, plates for plate spinning, juggling balls.... - so we could all have a shot at circus skills. Sadly I had a stinking cold that day, and wasn't really in the mood for juggling, so I stuck to camera duty. The other all had tons of fun though.

Full of cold I may have been, but I wasn't going to miss out on the next activity...every Sunday at Coate Water the local model train enthusiasts open up their track to the paying public for rides through the woods. It's so much fun - especially as that little train goes faster than you might think! So we all went on the choo-chooooo :) And then the kids got to go on again, with a little train all to themselves, which was cool.

After all the fun at the park, Callum came back to ours to play for a couple of hours, and the kids had chicken, chips and coleslaw.

actually started this in "B" fortnight (when it was a bracelet, of course) - but during "C" I finished my chainmaille copper cuff:

For the second weekend of "C", we were planning to go to Warwick Castle for the day, but when the day came around, it was cold and wet, and the castle's webpage indicated that there was hardly anything going on there that day, so we had a last minute change of plans, and decided to go to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham instead:

Or, as we like to call it, the C-Life Centre :D Now, some people might say that's cheating :P

But as far as I'm concerned, it's a centre in Central England, by a canal:

And we saw crabs, coral, crayfish, clown fish and a treasure chest:

so that counts, right? :)

Check back in a couple of weeks to see what we did for the letter D


Alison said...

What about the 'cripple'? :D love how you've done the 'photos and the circus skills look like a lot of fun, sorry you felt so poorly bww.

ally said...

wow how many things did you 'C' lol

Stefij said...

wow what a great C you had!!! xx

Lorraine said...

another great letter all the photos and the photo of Connor and his friend is funny. cant believe you have a son who is 20 already!!! dont they grow up quick