So the adventure continues!
We have decided to chronicle the adventures we get up to for the two weeks of the Easter break. Our intention is to show that kids and families can have a good old time, learn, have fun and create lasting memories without the whole thing costing too much.
Today, Thursday 12th April, we had intentions of going into Birmingham City centre to take in the sights and in particular, the newly built library which is quite an attractive building. The weather was not suited for that however as it was raining non-stop. So we had to change plans. It is such a pity that the library is in our neck of the woods and we have not had the chance to grace it with our presence yet. There was also a tinge of disappointment as we had planned to take our cameras to town to capture some images for this and subsequent blog posts.
The mood shifted when the kids were told we could go bowling or watching a movie at the VUE cinema in Star City Birmingham. This turned out to be the most cost-effective option than going into the City Centre by bus or train.
So after a leisurely morning at home, we packed sweets, snacks, and drinks for the movie. Since it is quite near to home, we drove. Parking is free so that was an added bonus. The movie was free (well, sort of). With our Lloyds bank account, we get a number of benefits each year. One of them is free movie tickets. So all we do is to show our phone with the tickets which are then scanned to allow us access to the movie.
There were quite a few movies on offer. We chose Peter Rabbit! It was rib-ticklingly funny! James Corden did a brilliant job as Peter Rabbit. There was a lovely atmosphere in the movie theatre as well as there were quite a few families with kids. It was a treat to hear a chorus of oohs and ahs at various points throughout the movie. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it highly.
My sister and I both thought that Peter Rabbit was voiced by Jamie Oliver without a lisp but then as the credits went up we discovered it was James Corden. So that is it, James Cordon is Jamie Oliver but without a lisp!
So another day of fun is done and now we will have a chill evening playing games together. I hope you have been inspired to entertain the frugal way whilst saving up for bigger and better things. Enjoy.
Jo and Leisa