Last Saturday we had a lovely day trip out with our former neighbours. We went to Wroxeter Roman Town which was very interesting. H got to dress up as a Roman man in a toga and we went round their replica Roman house. After our visit we went to a lovely pub on the banks of the River Severn for lunch and to drink in the view. After that we visited a nearby winery looking at the different types of vine they have growing and looking out for signs of animal life. There was definitely evidence that rabbits lived there and something bigger had been making holes and tunnels too. I’m not sure how you tell the difference between a badger’s hole and a fox’s.
On Sunday we went to a local annual event in a park close by. It’s a very relaxed, non-commercial event really, certainly compared to the ones that the council tends to run: no noisy fairground rides. The park is run by a community trust and most of the stalls are for charities or local organisations. Local musicians come to play and people can either go for a while or stay all day with a picnic. H persuaded Grandma to buy him an ice lolly and this picture was taken shortly afterwards with his mouth coloured bright red from the strawberry split. We tend to just drop in to browse around, support the trust and see who we bump into. As ever the Hook a Duck stall proved irresistable to H and he was thrilled by his prize of some sweets.
It’s been quite a busy week. We’ve been doing some preparations for the next school year (largely so we can forget about it during the holidays), so H now has a new, bigger book bag more suited to his junior status. Yes, he’s going into juniors in September and I can’t believe 3 years have gone so quick. We invested in some new school jumpers: we’d had the last ones for three years, so I can’t really complain about how expensive they are (£16 each). There’s a lot of change at H’s school at the moment: a new head, a new deputy, changing to an academy group status and the lollipop man is retiring too. It will be interesting to see how it all beds down in the new year.