School holidays here in Brissy. The last school holidays we will experience with Brenton being that he is in his final year of High School (off to Uni next year). I have very much enjoyed school holidays over the years and have always looked forward to them. So many activities, adventures, great days out and about and at home, friends, family, smiles and laughter. Brenton has been busy as always these school holidays. Brenton has always been such a sociable fella and there has always been lots of friends to share the fun times with along the way.
After a day at the museum and science centre on Monday, Brenton asked could we go for a country drive Tuesday (yesterday) so that he could show me how well he was progressing with his driving skills. So we set off mid morning with him driving in what started as light drizzly rain (good for him to learn in all weather conditions we thought) only to hit major road works the whole way there and back and rain that started as light drizzle but quickly turned into torrential flash flooding not long into the return trip home sigh. We stopped for lunch at a place well known for their award winning pies and perused the towns craft/art cottage where I scored a fab handbag made from a recycled pair of jeans. A couple of clever and crafty ladies from my forum have made themselves one of these bags and I have wanted one for ages. Yesterdays trip was my first proper outing with Brenton driving (other than to the local shops two streets away) Yesterdays weather conditions would have tested the most experienced driver so given he is a learner driver he did really well.
Brenton had a new dvd he wanted to share with Heartpoet and I so after a quick detour on the way home for some take home ice creams we settled down on the lounge for an afternoon of viewing pleasure lol! What can I say about the dvd lol! One for the boys! Man VS Wild Documentary with Bear Grylls. Tis about an ex British SAS soldier, elite endurance adventurer and adrenaline junkie. Bear (his real name) parachutes into the most unforgiving and hostile environments on the planet. Armed with only his wit and survival skills he shows us all how to survive. This fella has a cast iron stomach and sets out to prove man can survive in the most brutal of conditions. Perhaps it was the skunk that he roasted (well done because of the rabies risk) then ate (showing us its enlarged rear scent glands that had spewed forth all over him earlier covering him in gut retching stench for days) or perhaps it was the snake that he killed, skinned, cooked (well done because of tape worm risk) then ate only to fill the snakes skin with his very own urine (tied knots in both ends and swung it over his neck) to drink later in the show that turned me off the whole idea of dinner last night lol~! With episode one down and quite a few more to go (I noticed raw Zebra straight from the animals carcass on the preview for the next episode) I could seriously recommend this as a weight loss dvd lol!