This Keep Britain Tidy poster spotted at the country park made us all giggle when we saw it on Thursday.
We had a day in on Wednesday waiting for T's new bed to be delivered and then me attempting to put it together, so we were ready for a little trip out the next day.
The country park had once been the site of a military hospital and they had a self guided trail to show how many different jobs there would have been during this time. My mum joined us and together we shared a picnic, did the trail and enjoyed an ice cream.
Our pass to Manor Farm is due to run out within the next few days so with G being off with us on Friday we decided to pop out there for a couple of hours in the afternoon. T didn't want to come with us so we took a friend of S's and the girls had fun feeding the chickens.
G has bought a new point and shoot camera which he took with him. He was taking random photos to just get used to the settings and he took one of me stood by one of the farm fences. Back home with the photos downloaded I asked him (vainly!) how the photo of me turned out, 'Good' he replied and this is the one he showed me.
No wonder this sow was sound asleep these are her babies and she is probably exhausted by them.
Beautiful golden sunflower in the cottage garden.
The girls weren't that fussed about looking round the farmhouse so I nipped in quickly, it was busy so no photos except this one, a pretty wicker basket full of laundry.
Our plan for today was for a day trip to Southsea for various activities going on down there but due to various sleepyheads unable leave their beds we had to abandon that idea.
What to do, a day at home or not?
Out came the box of leaflets with ideas for places to go. We picked a local-ish walk and just over an hour later we were on the train to Totton.
It's a five minute train journey from the main station in town and then a ten minute walk, past loads of very nearly ripe blackberries, from the station the other end to start the 2 mile walk.
We walked past the Eling Tide Mill and over the toll bridge and very soon found ourselves in a lovely open green space with cows to the right
and a very different view to the left, the container terminal at the docks.
This has to be one of my favourite photos ever of S. You can't see them but she has a mini cuddly toy stashed in each pocket of her hoodie, so sweet.
From the field we took a path up by the side of the church, through the churchyard
and round to the front of the church where a wedding party was gathering.
Love this dolls house looking home situated exactly opposite the church.
The end of our stroll took us across a boardwalk through reeds
over a wooden bridge
and then along by the rivers edge back to the mill.