The girls and I had been once before many years ago but I had forgotten how lovely it is. It's rather pricey to get in but there are lots of activities for little ones and a beautiful lake to walk round. I took a few snaps en route:
The picnic before the wasps descended!
A grebe which entertained us with its diving skills:
Numerous pond skaters:
A small farm. The girls were debating whether or not they were too old for this but I had spotted a donkey and was through the gate before you could say 'second childhood'!
There was an enchanted forest:
An impressive collection of dinosaurs:
...... and a crazy golf course. R, E and I drew, with L coming a very close 4th!
Despite missing the house and the Wellington collection in the stables (apparently, his funeral carriage is there, made from 10 tonnes of bronze cannon captured at Waterloo), we had a fantastic afternoon and plan to make a return trip next April to see the rest.
Other happies this week:
I was missing my lunchtime gazpacho that I enjoyed in Barcelona, so made some using this recipe from Jamie Oliver. It was delicious, although it tastes much better in the hot Spanish sunshine!
My cheap supermarket flowers - enough for 2 vases downstairs and a small bedside posy:
Enjoying the September sunshine after a week of rain:
Still loving my breakfast smoothies, although I think I may want something a little warmer when the cold weather sets in - can you have a warm smoothie?!
You can tell it's autumn when the jigsaw puzzles come out:
The finished article. 1000 pieces in 3 days - we would have been quicker except Hamish kept sitting on it!
Well, that's all for this week. Term starts again on Thursday and, despite having 2 months off, E is doing the homework that she discovered in her bag a few days ago! Enjoy the rest of the week.
Toodle Pip for now. x