A mentioned a last month how I had been to visit some on my little Sister's uni choices with her. Last week we went to visit Manchester and my parents and younger brother met us up there too.
It's been quite nice to have an excuse to visit different places I might never had gone to before (even if they are only flying visits). We stayed in the Manchester Youth Hostel which was right by the canal and perfect for feeding geese!
Wilf is still little enough to need a nap in the day so it's either we are out for the full day and try and get him to nap in his stroller (which usually ends up with only fifteen minutes or so and a fairly grumpy boy there after) or we make sure he is home for one. I'm thankful that we decided to do this on at least one of our days out last week, sometimes I need the quiet time too!
Because of this we spent out morning at the train museum just round the corner from the youth hostel. It was perfect for Wilf and he ran around wildly for a few hours, shouting for 'gumpy' (as he now calls my dad) to see this and that, they even rode a carousel!
I think the trouble with family living so far away is that when you do see them you have to try and cram so much into a day or two. We did try and head out again to meet up with my sister at the uni and visit another museum close by but really it was too much for one day (que an meltdown about wanting a snack, not having any on me and being half an hour away from anywhere where we could obtain snacks). It will have to wait for another day :)