Two kids were keen to come out to work with me today, especially since the sun was shining and it was a lovely 16° C.
My first call was to a very pretty village, just outside Stamford, called Easton-on-the-Hill…
…where the kids noticed a tempting patch of grass to run around on.
They quickly found a likely looking pond and spent a good while ‘pondering’ the chances of finding frogspawn in there.
Hannah thought (new boy) Greg should jump in and go right to the bottom and have a good look,
but Greg has been a new boy before and he wasn’t falling for that one again. Then they spotted something else that looked like a little stone cottage, just the right size for them.
It was a memorial to the Polish paratroopers who were stationed in the village during the war and who had flown from here to take part in the Battle of Arnhem in Holland.
And then they spotted a tree they could climb 🙂 What took them so long ?
The blossom was just opening up and smelled lovely.
Next we drove through Stamford but didn’t have time to stop. Hannah chose the perfect moment to photobomb my attempt to take a picture of the George Hotel while waiting at the traffic lights..
The next place we came to was another picturesque village called Bainton….with a KEEP OUT ! sign. We had to stop.
They weren’t sure why they had to KEEP OUT ! of this tiny but interesting area so they needed a better look. They might not really need to KEEP OUT ! , maybe ? 🙂
It looked like a hole with a cage in it. Was there a big bear down there ?
Ah, mystery solved.
Mum likes wool and that comes from sheep, doesn’t it, so we should tell Mum all about this when we get back to the car.
And they did, and all about how hard it was to climb all those fences and trees today and how nice it was to find a bench that belonged to the Queen…..and it had been quite hard to climb up on that too..
..and how sleepy they were now, back in the warm car, in the late afternoon sunshine.
And then they both went very quiet for the rest of the journey home 🙂