February started off with some snow. This pleased the boys greatly and they really enjoyed being able to play in it. It also was amusing to see how a little bit of snow can really slow things down over here. The snow didn’t last long, and by the end of February we were beginning to see hints of spring arriving.
We took a trip into London early in the month an visited the Science Museum. This place is huge! We could have spent several days here so did our best to make the most of our visit.
The boys had their winter half-term break in February. We were thrilled to have a surprise visit from Memere during the vacation week! It was a relatively quiet week – the boys mostly played with Memere, but we also went on a few outings.
The weekend that Memere left, we went for a hike at nearby Box Hill. This National Trust site has beautiful hiking trails and will also host the Olympic bicycle road race.
Towards the end of the month, we took a little drive to the southern coast of England. We thought we’d stop and explore the town of Brighton for a bit, but when we got there we decided we’d all prefer a less citified beach experience so we continued driving along the coast. We eventually found a pretty spot with a rocky beach. We relaxed, had a snack, and some of us got a little wet!