Would you like to see what we got up to ? I'm glad you said yes as I'm going to show you anyhow chuckle. Hub was off the first four days but this just happened to coincide with a cricket match which he went to every day , although he did take Milo a couple of times.
We did actually have a couple of very hot sunny days which I'm glad we made the most of as the last two days have been really quite chilly and as I'm writing this it's raining.
We went for a walk along the river to see the poppy fields , the river was right out , the furthest I think I've ever seen it .
We did quite a bit of ' Springwatching' as we walked along spotting a pair of oystercatchers and several heron.
A bit of a disappointment at the poppy fields though ...... no poppies ! I thought maybe we were too early but there weren't hardly any buds either . The past few years the field has been full so I wonder why not this year ?
Didn't seem to bother the boys though , they were too busy doing their farmer impressions ( again ).
I don't think they found one of these on Springwatch though and I've really thought about it , honestly I have , but I have no idea , none , zilch, nada as to how this car got here. There are woods on one side and field and trees on the other - completely puzzled .
By the time we got to this hill we were all sweating but the sight of a little Yellowhammer cheered us up - well it cheered me up . By this point the boys were moaning and groaning and the bickering had started.
On another day we went tree climbing in the park . Even though our old park has re-opened we went to the other one. It might sound odd or even a little bit selfish but when I go for walks or just out I don't like there to be loads of people and at the minute our original park is heaving and I just need for it to calm down a bit .
Going back to the tree climbing , I'm a bad mam ...... Sitting on the grass and the boys were play fighting with sticks so I asked them to stop it . Milo , full of cheek , asked ' what they were supposed to do instead' so I said ' go climb a tree'. At this point Milo had the biggest smile and said ' can we, can we really climb a tree, I've never climbed a tree before '.
When I was younger I was always climbing trees and falling and getting scraped and I can't believe the boys haven't done it before . Is this a bad thing, it made me feel bad?
But one thing I really hope they don't do when they get older is fight alligators , tree alligators are fine but not real ones .... you hear me boys , not real ones ok.
Now this next little bit is something I am so envious of , my friends allotment or Mr Gregs Nursery as Gabe was calling it after a certain children's programme on television.
It still needs a lot of work but oh I do so wish it were mine - sigh.
And lastly a little something I found today , well maybe not so little . It's a huge fungi called a Dryads Saddle and it's a beauty.
So it's 9pm , I have wine in hand and P.S I Love You the film is just about to start so I'll bid you adieu until we meet again ....