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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Carlsberg don't make half term's....

What an absolutely amazing half term Elin has had. We haven't seen her so consistently happy for a whole week, for a long, long time. So we are extremely happy too and feeling very blessed.  As today was the penultimate day of the school holiday we thought we would finish it off with a treat, so as I mentioned in yesterday's post, we went to the Blue Planet Aquarium. It can be a tad pricey for what it is but for us it was a total bargain. Elin got in for free and so did I as her carer (thanks Blue Planet!) which meant only Paul had to pay so it was £14 for the three of us!! You can't really say fairer than that for a few hours family entertainment. It took Elin a few minutes to acclimatise (it's very dark and pretty noisy) but once she did she loved it. She sat in her buggy all the way around with hardly a peep. You could tell she was actually enjoying the movement of the fish past her face during the times we could get close enough to the glass. She also, we noticed, zoned in again on the surrounding kids' voices. She especially like babies crying!! (It makes her laugh, a little sadistic, Elin!!) and it was so lovely to see her really noticing her environment and picking out certain sounds. i can't describe what it was like to get out and do something special as a family without Elin stressing. I have blogged about it many times. We know it's a long road and one step forward, ten back (last week for example was a different matter all together) but a few weeks a year like this one will do us.  It's been an absolute treat and a week that will stay with us for a very long time to come.

Hello lads, anyone seen Nemo???

Hmm I do like these pretty fish.

Frogs! Daddy is making me laugh by saying 'Ribbitt' like a Frog and mummy is scared of them so she is hiding her eyes.

The deep sea divers tank. Lovely.

We found him!!!!!

Erm...not too keen on being in a tunnel under the sea actually Daddy. Did you see that shark????

HELP!! Jaws!!!

Goodbye Blue Planet thanks for a lovely time


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