#SoCS August 25/18 – Notice

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “notice.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

We’ve just been on a little family break to Center Parcs, Woburn Forest, and it was wonderful!

Did you notice I’d been gone a little?

Plenty of activities (expensive, though!) to keep us all entertained.

It was small enough to not need bikes, but large enough that a good walk around would cause your legs to ache.

But amid all the physical activity and family fun, there was always going to be a need for technology.

Last time we went, to the Sherewood Forest one, the WiFi was noticeably absent, apart from the main activity centres. Though this was a little tough, it was good, as it meant that we were not constantly looking at phones, or on screens back at the lodge.

This time though, Center Parcs has upgraded, and WiFi is available everywhere, so the kids were very pleased, that they could stream things to watch via their phones and tablets, whilst mum ad dad watched boring things on the normal telly!

We arrived back yesterday, and Lil Man hesitantly told me he’d possibly left his glasses there.


I went through everything we had bought home, checked and rechecked empty bags and the car – no glasses.

And with school starting next week, this was not ideal.

I was so careful to look everywhere for left behind items too. Surely I would have noticed a green Specsavers case?

Called the resort today, and described the glasses and case. “Um, no madame, I was here yesterday and all morning today. Nothing has been handed in. We can do a security check on the lodge, but I can’t promise anything. I’ll call you back.”


Great. We were going to have to get to the opticians asap then, to order some more for him.

Then the phone rang.

“It looks like we do have your glasses here, actually. They had been clumped together with another set of items!”

The glasses are pretty distinctive, so I knew they would be his.

Thank God! They are being posted back to us.

One less pre-school expense!

Catch ya later Peeps! Happy Saturday!


52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer Arimborgo
    Sep 01, 2018 @ 04:57:39

    I found your blog tonight and have been looking over several of your posts. I love your bubbly spirit and enthusiasm! Thank you for sharing it with us! You make others smile 🙂

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  2. Madekesiworld
    Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:16:23

    Hope you had a great time Ritu. Funny, you were looking forward to Wifi in the forest!

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  3. Dan Antion
    Aug 26, 2018 @ 00:14:56

    I’m glad they actually looked for the glasses and found them. I’ve left things in places and it’s like tossing them in a well. I haven’t lost glasses in a while, but I’ve broken several pairs.

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  4. syl65
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 22:49:42

    Glad you and the fam enjoyed some time away and Lil Man”s glasses were noticed and are being returned!

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  5. Erika Kind
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 20:21:57

    Glad you had a good vacation time and that LilMan got his glasses back. I remember when my daughter noticed at the airport that she left her stuffed fluffy whale at the hotel. She was totally devastated …at that time she was almost 19 but it was a present from her boyfriend and meant the world to her. The people at the hotel in Boston had found the toy and they were so lovely and even sent it to Europe.

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  6. John Holton
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 19:00:09

    My mom would kill me if I lost my glasses. I got them when I was in 4th grade, but didn’t need them all the time, so I was forever leaving them at home or at school. Finally I started wearing them all the time, and it was no longer an issue.

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  7. dearanonymousfriend
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 17:41:51

    so glad you didn’t have to add that to the back to school lists…. glad you got away too! Now, hope you are resting from your rest!

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  8. scr4pl80
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 17:27:35

    Great that you got the glasses back! Those things can be very expensive. Great SoCS!

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  9. Invisibly Me
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 16:52:52

    I’m glad you had a lovely time, and it’s positive to hear WiFi now covers all areas (in this day and age it’s so noticeable when wifi is poor or absent!) What a nightmare with the glasses but such a relief I’m sure when they called back to say they had them and will post them back – phew! 🙂
    Caz xx

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  10. willowdot21
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 16:34:11

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourselves …and a nightmare dash to get new glasses was averted. 😉💜💜

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  11. Shivangi
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 16:17:57

    So great you got it back…! Wonderful!

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  12. Sandra J. Jackson
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 16:17:26

    Happy to hear you got those glasses back. 🙂

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  13. Laura
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 16:15:58

    Well, that was lucky! So glad to hear you won’t have to add new glasses to the school shopping — the list can be long enough already.

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  14. Jennie
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 14:07:11

    Whew! That was good news for sure. A lucky break. I like how you incorporated this into the SoCS story. Glad you had a good R&R with the family. I start school on Monday. How about you?

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  15. ellenbest24
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 14:01:25

    Phew! good job he noticed hehehe! Your break sounded fun next time come to the Thetford one only a few miles from us we could meet for a cuppa and teary commiserations for not winning the badge competition … or in our case celebrate that we were joint worst and therefore share the prize of not having to see our efforts every week for a year. 😀😂😃😄 such fun was it all.

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  16. manyofus1980
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 13:57:05

    Glad you had a good trip yay about the glasses being found too that’s a bonus! ❤

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  17. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 25, 2018 @ 13:44:53

    Looks like you had a great break, Ritu. We are also having a mini-break and it is refreshing even if I did have to take about 1 million phone calls yesterday [slight exaggeration – grin!]

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