"Sure, if you let the weather stop you, we'd never go anywhere" is what I said this morning when I looked out the window to see dark clouds and grey sky. I'm well and truly sick of winter weather now, and every Saturday is turning out to be rubbish. Well, I got us all hopped up into some warm and waterproof gear and decided we would brave the rain and head to Mount Divis.
I thought it was mild despite the drizzle, but once we got up there and the rain was beating sideways against our faces, and on the higher exposed ground, it turned out to be pretty cold. Jack and Noah hated it. Jack wanted to turn back. So, we did. Fail.
"My face is cold, Mummy"
We cheered ourselves up with a gravy chip on the way home, and when we got back we were pleased to find the postman had left us a little gift from The Magic Door Store.
This turned out to be the perfect rainy day activity.
What's the story behind the door? It was created by Sarah, who loved to hunt for fairies at the bottom of her garden when she was a child, and now found herself having just as much fun creating make-believe worlds for her own two kids. The door encourages kids to use their imagination, and create their own stories about elf and fairy friends that might visit us through the door.
We were also sent some magic 'Fairy dust' and a stencil to create some elf footprints. Jack enjoyed this, but with lots of fairy dust left over he might have just had more fun becoming an elf himself, and using the dust to blow at us to 'grant wishes'. He asked what I wished for. "Better weather next weekend" says I. PUFF! Glitter everywhere!
Daddy wished not to be covered in glitter- wish denied!
We were also sent some numbers to personalise our door. Our elves live here. What a cute idea.
Thanks so much to The Magic Door Store for this fun activity which would make a great little gift for any kids you know that might like to invite some elves and fairies in to their bedroom!