This Easter break we are determined to get several things done. This includes some decluttering, gardening, sewing and crocheting.
We have kids, however, and they are not all necessarily interested in our ideas. So, like we said, we did up a little rota with their help. There is an age difference between the children and they also have their own ideas of independent activities they would like to do. We do try to get everyone involved. Here’s what we actually did today.
Day trip to Cadbury World
We are fortunate enough to have Cadbury world in our neck of the woods. The Pathfinder club that the children attend arranged to take the children on a trip there. It’s where chocolate is produced and there is always a lot of free chocolate on offer. The £11 cost for transportation and entrance fee was well worth it for a frugal day out. I can just imagine how much the little eyes lit up like Charlie in the chocolate factory!
And sure enough; Cadbury’s chocolate Easter eggs came home. The trip included a tour of the facilities, a movie, and chocolate tasting all along the way. They were in chocolate heaven!
Quick good deed trip
Whilst the kids were off on their day trip, and the older teen had a lie in, we took the opportunity to do two things: book a birthday party (we got a Groupon half off deal at Wibbly Wobbly) and pay a quick visit to one of our old friends that we usually visit to do our good deed. What a pleasant trip it was! We had a good catch up and were able to take her to the shops to run an errand.
Our next stop was to purchase items for the party goody bags. It turned out much cheaper to do it this way than to pay £2 each at Wibbly Wobbley. At Wilco’s, we got a good assortment of little things that are suitable for party goody bags. We will just add a hunk of the birthday cake and some sweets. Each bag will cost us about 30p! What a bargain! This is what we mean by frugal living!
Lunch at home
Asda had some deals on bread rolls, baguettes and tortilla wraps, so we bought a good few so that we wouldn’t have to buy lunches when we went out, but could make our own. We made a variety of sandwiches including cheese and coleslaw, cheese and frankfurters, and chicken Tikka. These were had with a packet of crisp and a drink. All of this cost a fraction of what it would cost us to buy lunch on the road.
Having gone out for dinner last night to celebrate the return of the eldest from Australia and Thailand, we have decided to go lighter tonight. Looks like it’s going to be a soup and salad day today!
We hope you are having a good week too if your kids are out of school. Just a bit of warning: A lot of shops will try to pass off the leftover Easter eggs on a reduced price basis. Well, you decide. Have they already had enough chocolate for one year? What about you? Have you had enough?
Check in with us for the rest of the Easter break to see what we get up to.