We thought we would have a day out today to take everyones minds off the Rainbow thing and seing as Pud was into sealife, would go for a related day out. So we did and it was great, moreorless. Okay, i got a bit stressed the kids were more interested in the free plastic dolphins they were given than the sealife, and i got fed up with them charging around, but over all it was a good day. We listened to talks on seals and penguins (its a sealife sanctuary) and watched both get fed and we stroked a starfish and poked an anemone (is that spelt right?) We were highly amused by the hugely publicised “Finding Nemo” display which turned out ot be a 2 foot tank with Nemos friends and yes.. you guessed it, no Nemo! But the seals and stuff were really fab, the sharks were scary and the rays really beautiful. Scruff sat by the see-thru side of their tank and just STARED for ages.
It was slightly one of those “should have been great but slightly missed opportunity” days, but probably more for me than them – they loved to look but i didn’t get a chance to read anything about anything and felt a bit frustrated.
I’ve taken pics so will add them tomorrow or something.
Skating was,… amusing. Moo managed to be in the way of one kid, who in fairness was going way too fast and not looking but did chuck himself sidewards to avoid her, and he had to go to casualty for the resulting bump on the head he got. She was having her lesson so i really don’t think it was her fault but it was.. unfortunate. Then later the girl nannying her, who was not her normal one and doesn’t really know her said “go to mummy now” and of course moo just locked on to me in the crowd and legged it and brought down about 15 people as well as canoning head first into the side of the rink! *rolls eyes*!!!!!!! Pud managed 16 “push togethers” and started chassis… chasses… um… don’t know… some skate/lift foot type thing anyway…