Decluttering and being productive are never my main priorities during summer holidays. Good job really.

I’ve been looking for a family activity which would particularly appeal to my 14 year old. I thought I may have hit gold with the Escape Rooms, a hidden puzzle game based near London Bridge. We chose Room 33. When you enter the building it doesn’t seem particularly inspiring but don’t let this put you off. The puzzles are challenging but fun. We love puzzles so we may have been arrogant in thinking we’d finish the room quite easily. In reality we even had some difficulty working out what were puzzles and what was decor. They say the puzzles are suitable for 12 years +  but my 10 year old was able to enjoy a lot of them too.

We spent two weeks in Avalon and were generally lucky with the weather, although only the dog felt it was warm enough to swim outside.

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We visited Cotswold Country Park and Beach and it wasn’t bad. We’re lucky it’s 5 minutes from Avalon so we don’t have to plan our visits in advance. I’m not sure I’d find it the most interesting day trip if I had to travel though. We also explored Swindon and Cirencester. When I say explored of course I mean went shopping, although one discovery in Cirencester was He Said She Waffles with their slightly unusal waffle dogs.

I did try vlogging our holiday but got bored of it after the second day.

I’m finishing David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done‘ and Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying‘ which has inspired me to start a productivity series in September. I am, however, spending an unnecessary amount of time trying to work out why the UK dropped ‘up’ from Kondo’s title. Which isn’t the most productive use of my time.