Friday, 24 July 2015

July holidays reflections

I always love to chat to my kids about the school holidays and what they enjoyed most. They often surprise me with what they choose and with how varied the 3 different choices are. It also gives one a great insight into what they really love and value. Often it's simpler and the less costly ones. You will find the April holiday's post here

So this morning we had a chat on our way to school about exactly this and I though I should let them choose 3 things as one just seemed to difficult a choice for such a long holiday choc full of activities.

A chose: 1. Seeing a huge pod of dolphins really close at Pollock beach in Port Elizabeth



               2. Bounce Inc
               3. Giving her friend K a little soft toy and flowers after her grandmother passed away and
                  that K still preferred to spend the two following days with her.
C chose: 1. Flying in and airplane for the first time
               2. Bounce Inc
               3. Finding a rare intact shell at Pollock beach,  Port Elizabeth declaring it his new favorite    beach


L chose: 1. The Lego exhibit currently on at The Zone, Rosebank
               2. Eating Burger King for the first time (he loved the bottomless soda machine)
               3. Playing soccer in an inflatable court at Something Good, Port Elizabeth

For me just being at the sea and spending time with the family is always a highlight. There is just something about the ocean and the bush that speaks to my heart.

I have to admit as per usual some of them were expected (Bounce Inc, the flying and the Lego) , some speak to their personalities (A choosing the reflection of a true a friendship and nature - she is a big lover of nature, C's choice of a place with beauty and a beautiful object and L's choice of a sport activity) and some took me by surprise (? Burger King  - really? - I though we were just filling our tummies before heading back on the Gautrain)

I thought I will share some of the activities we did the holidays in a few posts to follow. Although some of them are seasonal most can be experienced throughout the year.

11 comments:

  1. I can so relate to Mr L's choice of Burger King. Food has always been massively important to me. Spoiling myself and others with edible treats is one of the main ways that I express affinity because enjoying something tasty with someone you care about is such a pleasure moment. For me, food is also associated with security and wellbeing...

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    1. I guess what you say makes sense. To be it's more about experiences,

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  2. I'm with L, food ftw! It is an experience too [look at how many of my travel posts talk about the food], just slightly more fleeting ;).

    Now you just got to convince him to cook for you all :)

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    1. He is actually not a food person at all. I think the endless soda fountain has much to do with it

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  3. Sounds like we need to make a plan to get to Bounce!

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    1. You older kids will love it!

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  4. I love it! I also asked my two and the things they said had NOTHING to do with Ballito, per se, but really just spending time together as a family (walks with Mummy on the boardwalk, playing Ludo with Daddy, that kind of thing). So fascinating.... however I NEED THE BEACH :)

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  5. Sounds like you had a fab time in my home city :) and that your kids and the most fabulous winter holidays, well done mommy!

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    1. We love PE - you may have noticed that our blog header was taken there

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  6. Just shows how much personality makes a big difference.

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