Saturday morning I bounced with T on the trampoline, something I haven't done for ages and that certainly made us laugh. When S came out to join us in the garden I set up a mini obstacle course for them. Nothing strenuous, just hit a beanbag up in the air 3 times with a badminton racket, throw a ball into a bucket, balance a tennis ball on a spade, do star jumps and a few of other things. T insisted I have a go too and we took turns timing each other. Stopping for a quick biscuity break of course.
In the afternoon we picked up my mum and the 4 of us spent an hour at a garden fete. The children got to hook ducks, throw wet sponges and eat ice creams. Me and mum had a rummage through the bric-a-brac. My two best buys were the tiny perfume bottle for 10p and the glasses case for 30p.
A 5 minute walk away from the fete is a little wooded area. Now owned and (not so) maintained by the council, it was once the garden of a large family house. We hadn't been there for ages and so wandered along. We found that the swings had been removed but the helicopter climbing frame is still there. So along with a bit of scramble over that the children also played with some marbles my mum had bought for T and the bubble wand S had won on the tombola. We were there ages just running around, laughing and larking about. It felt so good to be out in the sunshine being silly. There is a huge tree in the middle of the grounds which would be perfect for picnicing under. A plan for the summer holidays I reckon.
Thank you all for the ladder loving comments. Whilst watering the plants on Saturday evening I noticed this white rose had begun to bloom so on Father's day I snipped one off to bring indoors