I’ve always been a fan of Disney movies; specifically the songs. The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin… I know all the words. I haven’t seen Frozen yet, but from the looks of this, I’m going to like it. How cute is this couple lip syncing to a song from Frozen. And how about the daughter in the background who is oblivious to the amazing production happening in the front seat.
Hi, you’ve clicked on the continuing blog series of Spring Break in Victoria….(Thanks!)
Sometimes we might forget while scheduling playdates and making plans to go to the park, that Spring Break is just that. A break. If you’re lucky enough able to take time off to be home with your kids for this joyous occasion known as spring break — then you have the leisure of actually taking some actual leisure time. And letting your kids have some too.
Many of us are a slave to “the schedule”. Mondays and Saturdays are soccer. Tuesday is Brownies. Wednesday…what was Wednesday again?? Oh right, waterpolo. You know what I mean, right? In the pursuit of giving our kids these great fitness, social and character-building opportunities..We are BUSY. Spring break brings us an opportunity to turn the busy down.
Here’s my recipe for giving your kids — and yourself — a day OFF.
I don‘t know about you, but as an anti-morning person, springing forward hits me hard. In addition, I am constantly REMINDED that I’ve lost an hour of sleep — since I cannot figure out how to change the clock in my car. Once I can do that, I will let that hour go.
In the meantime, I’m just happy that this time change brings us the promise of spring! Now that the kids are on spring break — 2 out of our 3 Victoria school districts are on a two-week break now with schools in the West Shore and Sooke joining them next week.
Now what to do to mark this fine occasion? Let’s make this a community effort — I’ll share one, you share one. It’s the best way to hit all the best activities to keep the kids busy at home and/or get them out of the house to do something fun to mark this once-a-year break. If we do one per day for two weeks, we’ll have at least 20 things to do, right?…
Marigold Nurseries is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated garden centre that supplies both retail and wholesale customers in Greater Victoria and up and down Vancouver Island. Marigold was started in 1944 by founder Les Smith and is now operated by his son Ray Smith along with his three kids Brooke, Rayanne and Randy. We supply a wide-range of products, everything you need for year-round gardening: soil, shrubs, trees, fruit trees, fertilizers, organic products, seeds, bulbs, tools, bedding plants, perennials, mixed containers, veggies, hanging baskets, moss baskets, custom containers, hanging baskets, giftware, Christmas trees and ornaments. We even sell bugs for organic pest control.