Saturday, 23 April 2011

Another unseasonably hot day

What another glorious day. The weather is more like June than April. Today we went to Waddesdon, a National Trust property nearby. The house is fairytale-beautiful.

The grounds and gardens are wonderful too. There is a woodland playground built on a hillside, with different areas as you go down the hill.

Betsy now likes to climb up the big kids slide and only needs a little help at the top. She is seen here modelling her new home made giraffe dress *woohoo!*

A particular plant was setting seed today. The air was thick with fluffy white floating seeds. You can see them here next to Freddie:

Then we got the land train back up the hill to the gardens behind the house. We found a tree to sit under for our picnic, and met up with some friends. I managed to get a smiley pic of Rob - he normally pulls odd faces at the camera.

By now we were all getting a bit hot and bothered, so the easter egg trail was something to get through as quickly as possible! The kids moaned, we ran low on water. It drives me crazy when something 'fun' is anything but. Once we'd completed the questions and picked up the eggs we went home to the cool and some telly.

Rob went up to the allotment to earth up the potatoes and water the seedlings. The kids played with the water snake again (it's a big hit here). I mooched about online - I've decided I'd like to knit a small shawl, after seeing some on Natural Mamas and Ravelry. I bought a pattern and some very special looking merino/silk blend sock yarn. Pics when it arrives.

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