This weekend it was Easter-in case you missed it.
And what does everyone do to celebrate the occasion?
Pile off to the nearest Giant Flea Market of course….!
I had my doubts whether or not I could pull it off. Hubby and the Smalls were keen on some kind of Easter Egg Hunt at a National Trust property, and for a while I contemplated a pocket full of mini-eggs with a hole in and casually ‘dropping’ eggs along the path as we walking around, but I decided against this.
I got slightly concerned in the car, when BigSmall asked where we were going, and on being told, replied “oh no, but that’s BORING” Words that strike fear into the heart of every parent.
BUT then I played a blinder (even if I do say so myself) and came up with the genius idea of a Treasure Hunt!
We put our heads together and compiled a list of things we thought we might find at the Flea Market. Amongst other things it contained:
teddy; doll’s pram; doll’s house; stuffed owl; stags head with antlers; pack of playing cards; teeny tiny toy car; big enormous toy car; ride on vehicle; a round picture; a diamond shaped picture (BigSmall’s idea); a child’s desk and chair
And we had a ball!
I LOVE the flea market (needless to say), and I think I may have converted BigSmall. Hubby was slightly bemused by the whole thing I think, and SmallSmall was a little bored, but we actually had a really lovely day.
Here are some of the lovely things we saw:
BigSmall found somewhere for a little rest
And I think this was his favourite find of the day
I could have spent a small fortune. As it was I did make a few little purchases, but you’ll have to wait until next time to find out what….