As the sun shone lazily,
they ran for the hills.
To Batcombe Woods,
still bright with Bluebells,
and heady with wild garlic.
Peace and solitude ...
interspersed with playtime ... survival skills, footie and frisbee.
They picked wild herbs and Mr VJ cooked on his trusty gas stove.
Pitney sausages, little roasties, seared halloumi and a herb and wild garlic salad.
A perfect afternoon after days of grey skies and cold wind.
The next day was little man's 10th birthday!
It rained ... again ...all day ...
plans for a trip to Ham Hill with friends were scuppered.
So they made bird food instead and got VERY messy (thanks again Rose!).
They had pancakes and chocolate cake for lunch and fish and chips for tea!
Hmm ... five-a-day ... whoops!
They watched a movie whilst she cobbled together a 'pass the parcel' game.
Rain did not stop play and little man declared it one of his best birthdays!
PS: Devastation was wrought on the bathroom ...
She left six little people trying to wash very sticky hands, while she tidied the kitchen.
Towels were streaked with a lardy mess that extended
to every inch of the sink and spotted the walls!
Hey ho!! They had fun!