It was lovely when we got there, though. The weather was bright and cold, and there were hundreds of birds and other wild creatures. There were rabbits everywhere – the kids got very close to one particularly relaxed one.
Leo spotted newts in a pond.
We all enjoyed the views.
Pearlie got some great photos of spring blossom…
… and friendly cows.
I think we’ll go back, though we may investigate different methods of getting there. Paying £5.10 to travel on the bus for less than five minutes was a bit galling, so we may do that bit on foot next time.
Allie and the kids spent most of the day at home yesterday. They all collaborated on the First News crossword, and Allie made some yummy cheese scones. Pearlie went to play at the cousins’ house for a little while in the afternoon.
In the evening, they went swimming, while I made pasties for tea and today’s packed lunch. Swimming was eventful, as the relief lifeguard forgot to come up from the town centre pool, causing a delay to the start of the session and free swimming for everyone who was kept waiting. In an apparent epidemic of forgetfulness, Leo then discovered he hadn’t put his swimming trunks in his bag, and had to borrow some from the lost property at the pool.
He is quite distracted lately... This evening, Allie suggested that he go and wash his hands before tea. He went up to the bathroom and came back a few minutes later, then stopped and said "Oh! I brushed my teeth by mistake!"