On Tuesday we visited Rheged for the "Raspberry Pi" computer coding workshop. Sadly the original event was changed last minute but both Benedict and Pip did spend some time in the computer labs with team from Lancaster University. They were each given a design brief for a Minecraft world, Benedict created an apple orchard for the farm and Pip designed a farm house. It was our first and only family outing of the summer!
We were quite excited and thought we were following a Tiny House until we saw the rest of the loaded items on the truck!
Hmm, definitely not a Tiny House and more of your regular build home, ah well!
"We're not scared of the Enderman!"
A Baby Ender Dragon.
Benedict pretending to be scared of a creeper.
It's amazing what you can do with several cardboard boxes, some paint and sticky backed plastic! Blue Peter would have been proud!
I did ask why he was coloured all in blue to which she replied, " He's wearing diamond armour!" Doh, mum!
Where are Ben and Pip?!
Yesterday was Wednesday, not normally an eventful day in the 22 Household but:
This view and ...
... curly wet hair can only mean one thing! Yes, I attended my swim session, the first time in over twelve years :-)
There was only myself and another lady attending and Helen the swimming instructor was just lovely. I hadn't forgotten how to swim backstroke but I had remembered how much I absolutely hate going under the water and getting water up my nose! I also practised treading water. The half hour went all too quickly and although very overtired and sore (my back is jammed again) I will be back again next week!
As an interesting side note when I woke first thing and was struggling with pain, I thought " I cannot be bothered to go swimming today." But then I remembered stating my intention here in cyber space last week and most importantly the reason why I want to be confident in the water, which is to be able to take the kids swimming and so in reality there was no excuse! I'd like to think that I also practised what I often "preach" to the kids and that is, if you've made a commitment you have to follow through :-)