The Friday Focus – 08/07/16

We’ve been making the most of the last few days of being able to go to Legoland in term-time this week with a couple of days out there.  For the last two years, we’ve well and truly got our money’s worth out of the preschool passes – but with the arrival of the summer season, our term-time days out have come to an end.  We’ve made so many memories at Legoland over the last couple of years and it has always been our happy place.  I’m not looking forward to being restricted to weekends and holidays from now on, but I’m sure the girls will still enjoy it just as much!

A doodle of the word "Legoland" made from Lego bricks - this week's word of the week


One of the highlights of our days out at Legoland is always going to see the Lego Friends show and no trip is complete without making sure we get a photo with the “Best Friends Forever fairies” as the girls call them.  I love the fact that the Lego Friends girls always recognise and remember my girls and the way my girls’ faces always light up when they see them.

A collage of photos - 1) the girls standing underneath the Legoland entrance, 2) Two Lego chefs carrying a baguette made from Lego, 3) Three dancers and Ollie the dragon taking part in the 20th anniversary show and 4) my girls with the Lego Friends girls


We’ve spent our last couple of Legoland days exploring parts of the park that we don’t often visit – walking down the hill through the Land of the Vikings rather than taking the Hill Train, trying not to get lost in Loki’s Labyrinth, watching the 20th anniversary show, and visiting the 4D cinema for the first time.  Jessica even managed to brave a ride on Fairytale Brook – not usually considered to be a scary ride, but she’s frightened of the genie in the tunnel so I was quite proud of her for being willing to go on it because Sophie wanted to.

A family photo - me and my girls on the Fairytale Brook ride at Legoland


Things I have loved this week

  • Jessica performing along to “My Favourite Things” with her Girls’ Brigade friends in the Company Display.

Jessica in her Girls' Brigade uniform having a cuddle with her daddy

  • Continuing hubby’s tradition of going to Pizza Hut for dinner after the display.
  • Going out for a yummy meal at Bella Italia.
  • Finally getting on top of the paperwork mountain and getting it all organised and filed away.
  • Hearing how much Jessica enjoyed the “beach days” at preschool.
  • Early morning snuggles with my girls.
  • Listening to Sophie singing “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly” and then tickling me when it comes to the line about the “spider than wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.”


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16 thoughts on “The Friday Focus – 08/07/16

  1. Aw will be weird with the changes to when you can go to legoland! Seen so many posts of when you have been. I’m jealous of all the Italian food you have scoffed! Yummy. The pic of Jess with her Dad is a lovely one 🙂 hope you have a lovely weekend. Xx #wotw

    1. Thanks Sarah – I’m sure we’ll still have days out there every now and then but not like we have done up to now but then I remember just how lucky we have been to have been able to enjoy so many days there. Hope you have a lovely weekend too x

  2. Ah, I know how much you all love Legoland so I know this has been a good week! I do hate having to do things in the holidays and weekends, it is so busy! You’ll get used to it! Sounds like both of your girls are going to be little singers like their parents 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. Thanks Jocelyn – we’ve been so lucky to be able to have so many days out there. I’m sure we’ll get used to just having holidays and weekends in time but it is a little sad knowing those preschool days are ending. Lovely to link up to #WotW again 🙂

  3. Wow Lego Land is the best place for the kids. Glad you all had a fun day. Kids entertainment is the best way to keep them motivated and learning new stuff. You are the best mom

  4. It’s lovely that you’ve had a great time at Legoland. Maybe one day we’ll take our girls. That dress sure is gorgeous – I may have said that earlier in the week right? I would love a dress like that but am unsure whether it would look good on me. #WotW

    1. Thank you Helena – it is a gorgeous dress – there’s a few similar styles I’ve seen in the shops recently so might be worth trying one on to see if it suits you if you are tempted to get one 🙂

  5. Aw, I’m really hoping to take my boys to LEGOLAND this summer, my eldest has been asking for weeks now so fingers crossed we can go! I remember going as a child and I loved it, but seems like lots of new things have been added to the park! X

    1. Hope you manage to make a trip there this summer – it’s changed a bit in the two years since we’ve been going! 🙂

  6. A lovely blog post, sounds like you had fun. We have yet to visit Legoland and we will soon be restricted to weekends and holidays too. xxx

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