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What do we do all day?

17 Jan

I mostly blog when we go somewhere or do something.  OK, so I know my last post was about car sick, but generally it’s true.  There are, however, plenty of days when we don’t do very much, or certainly don’t do anything of earth shattering significance.  So what DO we do?

Well… we have lengthy skype chats, wash clothes, go to the playground, the beach and the library, we sort out travel arrangements, upload photos to Flickr, play card games, queue in the post office, shop in the supermarket, draw pictures, go for a wander, watch TV, build dens, do school work, write postcards, bake biscuits, poke things with sticks, read books and write blog posts.    We’re quite busy really.  It’s a wonder we have time for anything else.


A short list of things we’ve bought

20 Nov

We’ve not bought much stuff, other than food, for obvious reasons.  We don’t have much space  in our bags, and we’re travelling on a budget, which we’d rather spend on glass bottom boat trips than stuff.  But sometimes we buy things, including the following:

  • Spongebob pants from Walmart, for the boys.  The Lazy Town pants they left home with were a little on the small side and I wouldn’t want to cause them any permanent damage.  Walmart was quite an experience.  I may lead a sheltered life, but I’ve never been in a shop that’s so very BIG, which such an astonishing range of goods.  The ‘No Soliciting’ sign outside was particuarly charming.
  • A largish selection of small plastic stuff from Disneyland, sparkly hair things, tiny Mickey Star Wars figures, a squeezy skull with eyeballs and tongues inside, most of which has already been lost or broken.  That was money well spent.
  • Heavy duty greasy American suncream to replace the thin, weedy Boots stuff, which wasn’t standing up to all the swimming.
  • A doobrey for listening to our iPod in the car.  There’s only so much local radio we can take.
  • Two masks and snorkels.  The beauty of the off-shore reefs is astounding.  We couldn’t miss that.
  • Superglue for fixing an ornament at the house we’re staying in.  I’m sure it will come in useful more than once.
  • Mosquito repellent and anti-itch stuff.  As usual, I’ve been eaten alive and am now liberally sprinkled with infuriatingly itchy spots.  I’ve even managed to kill a couple of the little buggers mid-feed.  That was satisfying.
  • Two books for the children ‘The Adventures of Ook and Gluck, Kung Fu cavemen from the future’ and ‘Tangled’, the novelisation of Disney’s new Rapunzel film.  Both have been read at least once, and are about to be donated to the family we’re staying with.  There’s a Borders just down the road…
  • A bucket and spade for the youngest member of the family.  He’s more of a landlubber than a fish.
  • A Hawaiian flag.  Just because.