This is a bit of a belated post - these pictures are actually from last Sunday, but I'm working on the 'better late than never' principle here'
Check out the dog 'refreshment facilities'.
I just love this little shop, which is really no more than a tin shed, but it's been decorated so beautifully and has such an amazing selection of things for sale, that it's a sheer delight to visit. It's right next to a canal just down the road from us and it caters for passing canal boats as well as walkers so it has everything those two groups of people could possibly need from diesel to fridge magnets (shaped like canal boats, of course) to maps. Unfortunately it also sells sweets, which the kids get very excited about, and homemade cake, which Mr N and I get very excited about. (I'm not sure how a slab of coffee cake fits in with my 'oh god, I've still got half a stone of post-baby weight to lose' diet, but what the heck - I loved every mouthful.) They also have adverts in the window for canal boats that are for sale. Mr N and I have spent many a happy moment fantasising about being footloose and
child responsibility free and living a simple existence on one of these - not sure if Ocado would deliver to a boat though, which could be a problem.
Can you believe all five of us were up, dressed and ready for action by half past nine? In the morning? On a Sunday? Unheard of. I got into one of my 'right, let's get out and about and do something' moods and so we loaded the car with all the essentials - the boys' bikes, hot chocolate, chocolate biscuits (there's a theme emerging...) and wellies and headed off for some fresh air slash high-calorie action.
Look at this lovely little thing, with a chunk taken out of its wing - I wonder what caused that?
This is the ideal spot to sit and eat chocolate biscuits (or a dried fruit bar in baby n's case, poor girl, she doesn't know what she's missing):
We forgot her coat (oops), but she completely rocked the 'I'm wearing my older brother's jumper' look:
I have to say, I think it works really well with the Gruffalo wellies. x