This summer has whizzed by really quickly, apart from the weather being terrible I am not sure where the time has gone. I feel that the days have run though my fingers in the last few months and I have not used my days as wisely as I would have wished.
We are home educating and where I live for the second half of July and all of August the children who are at school are on holiday. I live in an area which is popular with tourist so during those weeks it can be really busy. I am not keen on crowds so I have not really planned anything much during those weeks. As a result I have missed out on some good activities that have been going on in the area.
In the Spring I started to plan my weeks and bring some rhythm into them. We usually have play dates on three days of the week, but it was the other days that I planned activities for. Visits out, or stuff to do at home. I have lost my way with this since the school holidays have started because I did not want to do much, if places were going to be busy. I am now trying to think about the months ahead and bring the rhythm back as I have realised that I am missing it. It helps, for me, to ensure that I do not get too busy if I plan three to four weeks ahead. My lack of planning and thinking ahead has meant that the next few weeks for me are madly busy as I have not looked at the bigger picture.
I am hoping that I my autumn and winter will be better planned and that next summer I will plan activities despite the fact that there are more people around. I will look for things to do away from the crowds.