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Few weeks ago I won a buspass and it said that I can go to anywhere in the SW. I carefully planned everything not wanting to waste the chance to go around SW. I decided to use it during half term. The first 2 days was raining but Wednesday came and its sunny so I decided to use my prize.
We planned on going to Bristol (then Wells, then Taunton and some more Bristol trip!!!).

Only to be turned away as the bus driver said my bus pass is INVALID! You have to realized how down I was to be turned away with my son.
My son thought that I am awesome because I won this bus pass but here we are walking home because I won an invalid bus pass.
He probably thought that his Mum is not so awesome anymore? I was trying to be upbeat while walking home but I think I am smiling and crying at the same time.

Arriving home I feel so bad for the both of us. In the afternoon (after crying buckets & feeling bad the whole morning) I told him that we just need to get out to have some fresh air and would both feel better. And where would we go? Seafront of course.

And we found out that the Waterpark is now free to go in as its no longer tourist season!!!!!!
Its so empty. If you want to see how busy it was click here please.

And he started smiling again. Sweetest smile. Just running around an almost empty playpark gave him his happy spirit back.
And seeing him smile made me feel better!

And we found a ladybird. We just looked at this little beauty for the longest time.

I think she got bored with us so she flew away =P

I feel so cold but look at hime playing without extra layers on?
And he looks so grown up in this photo too.

Sucks, sucks to be poor but this place, where we are... is always saving my ass.
Always providing places where we can go and enjoy the day, even on days when the world seems to be against us.

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( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Kim Carberry
Oct. 28th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. That's such a shame about the bus pass...
It sounds like you still managed to have a great day without it x
Oct. 28th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
How annoying Merlinda, I hope you contacted the company who sent it so that it can be sorted out for you. But glad to hear the water park is free for a few mnths now :-)
Oct. 28th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
Whoops, forgot to sign my name, Christine @afamilyday
Oct. 29th, 2016 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh, that is such a bummer about the bus pass :(. I'm glad you got a chance to enjoy an outing to the park. I'm always amazed at how much good fresh air does. #countrykids
Potty Adventures
Oct. 29th, 2016 06:14 am (UTC)
David - Potty Adventures
Ah I'm glad everything worked out in the end. It sure is a right pain when things like that mess with your plans and emotions but it's great that you have such a great escape close by and in mind should things change. Lovely photos.
David - Potty Adventures
Oct. 29th, 2016 08:29 am (UTC)
The bus pass for a week sounds like a wonderful prize. I can understand why you were looking forward to using it.I'm sure First Group will sort it out. Wonderful that the park is now free. There is always a silver lining and you look like you had a good time. #CountryKids
Oct. 29th, 2016 09:03 am (UTC)
Great fun!
GORGEOUS PHOTOS... I love the first one especially. You can do a lot with your bus pass huh? :) Coming over from #CountryKids x
Oct. 29th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
It's such a shame about your bus pass, I hope you can talk to First about getting a replacement that will be accepted! It's fab you managed to turn your day around and enjoy playing at the park with your son, sometimes the little things you do on a day out are just as fun. I bet you can't wait to make the most of the waterpark whilst it's free to use too!

Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids
Oct. 29th, 2016 04:54 pm (UTC)
I honestly think that the things that make our kids the happiest don't involve spending money. You live right by the sea, that's a world of playtime all year round. Yesterday monkey spent ages just tipping homemade paper confetti over my head again and again. It cost nothing and he laughed so much.

Rubbish about the bus pass - I hope you are going to speak to them about it x #CountryKids
Oct. 29th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
It looks like you had a lovely day in the end, but that sucks I know how happy you were to win that, it must have been horrid. Did you ever find out why the bus pass was invalid? I would have been at the main office demanding a valid one? #CountryKids
Oct. 30th, 2016 12:06 pm (UTC)
How annoying about the bus pass. Hope the company sorted it out for you. How great that you managed to turn your day around and have fun. Good to see your little one smiling.

Elaine Livingstone
Oct. 30th, 2016 12:27 pm (UTC)
I would be challenging the bus pas if I was you. But looks like you had a nice day out despite this.
How lovely the water park is free out of season. Does it stay open all year for you?
Great pic of the ladybird with the open wings ready to fly away. #countrykids
Oct. 30th, 2016 10:02 pm (UTC)
What a shame about the bus pass but looks like a fun day in the end x
Oct. 30th, 2016 11:36 pm (UTC)
That ounds really rubbish that the pass wasn't working. Really rubbish. Glad you managed to turn it around though and still have a nice day! #countrykids
Oct. 31st, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
How annoying is that? I hope you got in touch with whomever you won the competition from? They should get that sorted out. Anyway, glad you and Sebastian still managed to have good time in spite that experience. xx #countrykids
Nov. 1st, 2016 12:06 pm (UTC)
Oh that's such a shame about the buspass, I hope you have contacted them about it!
I am glad to see that you had a great day out - and how wonderful that it is free! #CountryKids
Louise George
Nov. 2nd, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh no, what a shame about the bus pass and how disappointing for you. So glad that you had such a lovely time at the playpark - I love that photo of your son on the slide and that capture of the ladybird about to fly away is amazing. #countrykids
Nov. 4th, 2016 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh, how annoying is that. Did you get it sorted with the bus company? I am glad you managed to turn it into a lovely day in the end. Sebastian has grown a lot on his latest photos. I hope, you both are well. <3

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