Just another Sunday…

in our lives. What do you do on a Sunday with an almost 2-year old little one when you have 10 hours after going to church just for you and her to be at home?? Yep, that’s basically the big sort of “challenge” Julia and I face every week since Samuel started working at the restaurant. Since then, weekends are not the standard “Saturday-Sunday” anymore, now you call weekend to a “Tuesday-Wednesday, Monday and Thursday…” and so on, if you know what I mean..

So what are the things we like to do?

DSC_0260Take a nap! Yep, that’s a nice option, since I usually go to bed quite late on Saturdays waiting for Sam to get home from work. Sleeping is free, relaxing and it keeps you “busy”!

But we don’t take 10 hours nap,so after that, Julia loves to watch her favourite movie in her whole world, Gru (Despicable Me2) AKA, “Ghu” as she calls him. She loves the little minions! I actually do as well…;) She can watch that film twice in a row! That gives me at least a couple of hours to be on my own, and I cannot afford to miss those opportunities! While she’s entertained I usually read whatever falls into my hands, news, articles, scriptures,…but I like to watch some series as well, good thing I have internet in my mobile phone, I couldn’t compete against her over the laptop!

I also take sometime on my Family History…ok, to be honest, I started today, again… BUT, I want to commit myself to be more consistent in that though. In fact, Sam and I have talked about the idea of writing like a “Family Diary” sort of thing. We think it could be very helpful and interesting for ourselves and for future generations to read about our experiences, after all, you don’t need to be a celebrity to do such things!

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Anyway, the rest of the time Julia and I just hang out together, play around, read some Animal books, she loves them! and we basically enjoy the time mommy-daughter, because, if you really think about it these are precious moments that won’t come back again.

Daddy-daughter special moments

Now it’s my time to share with you some of my experiences here in England, hahaha.

Supposing that the reason why fathers come to England is for working, and working a lot, since the “good life” that used to be in Spain doesn’t exist anymore and more over you get paid per hour, I would like to give you a brief idea of things you could do to enjoy the few spare time you may have with your child.

It is a fact that’s Summer, and this is actually one of the hottest ones that England has gone through, so you have to take advantage of the good weather. Parks in Spain are nice, but here they are even better, very wide-opened and divided in different areas so that children under 5’s can enjoy by themselves without being bothered by the grown-ups and at the same time in good company of those ones around their age. For those people who have children under 14 there are other more complex playgrounds , and if it turns out that you are a sporty father and you are not too bothered in playing up and down  you can find other options as well, such as: tennis pitch, basquetball, football, picnic area, a little climbing, among other activities.

It is true though that not all the parks are equiped with the same stuff, but all of them seem to have a nice wide-opened grass area where with a bit of imagination you can enjoy an amusing daddy and daughter time.

So here you have some bits of what we usually do in our spare time with our little one, sometimes just the two of us, sometimes the whole bunch toghether.