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You’re Beautiful – Verulamium, St Albans


Woohoo, I’m back on schedule.  Finally catching up with myself after the manic cake baking that has overwhelmed the last month.  I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of celebrations, school reports, work, cake and doing battle with my mind that the anniversary of the children being born is one of joy, not an excuse to bring back the memories of their actual arrival in the world the subsequent dark times that ensued.

We’ve changed the family schedule over this time as well.  No longer are we flogging ourselves to get to gymnastic and trampolining classes after school.  As much as it provided excellent physio and has helped both the Cheetah Keeper and his Sister catch up physically with their peers it was the picnic tea in the car afterwards that was the highlight – not the leaping around.   The Cheetah Keeper’s Sister is now attending “Explore Learning” to help her catch up with her literacy and writing skills (that’s another post altogether) but when she goes is up to us as it’s a drop-in service.

So yesterday, the sun was shining, we had no commitments after school – I had bought a picnic tea at lunchtime from Marks & Spencer, popped in at home on the way from work to pick the children up and collected the swimmers, towels and picnic mat.  As we left school to the sound of 300 children all going “muuuuuuuuuuuuum, can I have an ice-cream” – I could happily say to the children that yes they could, and that we were off to the Splashpark.  We are so fortunate to have the gorgeous Verulamium Park on our doorstep and the splashpark opened on Monday – after negotiations between the Council and the Water Board successfully allowed it to open, despite the water shortages.  Again, woohoo!

So this is what we did yesterday afternoon:

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful park on our doorstep so it’s my You’re Beautiful for the week.  Councils invariably get a hard time – Verulamium Park is an absolute credit to the council team who look after it.

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What have you seen, read, photographed, created or done that has been ‘wow-worthy’ this week?  Come and link up and share your positivity – let us know on Twitter using #yourebeautiful and grab the badge for your blog if you’d like to.

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Author: Jenny

Life, photos and recipes mixed with family life, additional medical needs and a whole load of imaginary friends

12 thoughts on “You’re Beautiful – Verulamium, St Albans

  1. They look like they’re having the time of their life. What a super mum you are providing picnics and after school treats xx

  2. What a beautiful afternoon you had. I Googled verulamium – an ancient Roman town. Looks very impressive.

    Lesley x.

    • Living here we kind of suffer over-kill on the whole Roman thing (too many school visits!) but we have the most amazing mosaics, a Roman bath-house, an amphitheatre and loads and loads of other stuff. We’re also blessed with the most awesome cathedral that overlooks the park – all less than a mile from my front door

  3. It looks like you had a fantastic time! Great pictures as always, I’ll post something beautiful up tomorrow – or should that be today. Eek too late! Off to bed. Hope your day goes wellxxx

  4. Looks fab, Jenny, what fun. Good to see you all enjoying yourselves. And thanks for the pics. Such a sunny post 🙂

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  6. I added my cupcakes (Red velvet Diamond Jubilee) they’re not perfect but I was really pleased with them, love this blog hop!

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