Impromptu Family Day Out:

Taking full advantage of a rare weekday off school because of the teacher strikes, Jay and I organised ourselves early and we all set off for the train station to have a lovely few hours at Penzance.

I bought 2 Christmas presents for family and Jay treated me to a new pair of jeans (they're peach which is totally new to me!) but they look really nice on which I wasn't expecting! We looked around the charity shops and Midge bought this wonderful, well loved child's rucksack with her pocket money.

 She also bought herself and Little A some chocolate buttons to share (I didn't tell her to which was very sweet)

Jay bought some toys for Little A, a fire truck and a tractor which helped an overtired  meltdown for a bit. The meltdown was soon forgotten on the return home as both children loved their train journey:

And Midge brought her little friend Red Ted along for the ride:

So, with train rides, chips on the sea front, shopping and being together as a family we had a good day off the school run. We had a great day actually and I hope you did too despite the fact these strikes can throw up some issues for us parents.