2020: Activity 6 – Fatfield River Walk

Today we had a family walk along the River Wear at Fatfield, Washington.

This summer I’ve shared regular updates of what we’ve been up to during the school holidays – you can see a summary at our 2020: 42 Activities of Summer page.

Part of this was a new route for us, and we dead ended at a wall near Lambton Estate. However, the boys enjoyed finding a new subway, climbing their favourite tree, scootering on the not so muddy bits, and finding half a duck? egg.

Here’s a Relive video showing our route.

And some photos

Earlier today it was good to see Mamma and Grandad, who’d come to take a picture of the boys, and drop off items from their weekly food parcel they’ve received throughout coronavirus (due to Mamma being in the vulnerable category) that they don’t need.

We’ve gratefully received lots of pasta, rice, tuna, oranges and potatoes, plus random surprise items like meatballs and Homepride pasta sauce that bring back student cooking memories. The boys were pleased with their rainbow fizzy belts and curly whirlys too.

This afternoon I watched another chick flick – The Kissing Booth – whilst researching a family activity break for later this summer holidays. There are some cracking deals on the PGL website with weekend breaks from £49 (plus £20 insurance) per person, and week breaks from £169 (plus £37 insurance) per person provided you book by 31st July. I’ve put in a provisional booking form and will contact them Monday morning when the phones re-open as this seems far to good to be true.  A three or four day break without activities at CentreParcs is over £1000!

Something that popped on Facebook this morning that looks good is Brokhole on Windemere. They have a range of family activities on offer from boat hire (which the boys are keen to do) to treetop nets to crazy bugs mini ride on tanks.

Dad has been busy creating a tool to map the growth of programming languages used by his organisation since they first started in house software development.

This week’s family film night was The Colour of Friendship about a white South African teenager who goes on an exchange programme with a black family living in the USA.

What are your holiday plans this summer? Have you come across any good deals? Have you been to Brokhole on Windemere?

#FatfieldRiverWalk #MammaAndGrandadVisit #TheKissingBooth #PGLHolidays

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