… one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
Some how our children have passed by the lord of the rings. We did try reading the hobbit a while back to sb, but she wasn’t keen, so dropped it. However, today was bright and sunny, and I am making the most of the time off, so after a morning with M-I-L [F-I-L's progress v v slow post op, he has been in for a week, and I estimate a further week to go] we were to go out after lunch. I say a morning with M-I-L, but sb was singularly unable to get up! this was unfortunate, as although we had made DH presents previously, we hadn’t done cards, and she was allegedly getting up early to do them!! BB mostly finished making all her lego, and did a short piano prac. When SB did get up, we both made cards for DH, and M-I-L most appreciative SB finished her theory book as well.
A bit after after lunch [as it were!] we set off to west stow for their ring quest. It was only £8 for the whole family!! bargain there was a fab orc [the elf wore jeans!!!] the trail was fun and well thought out and we could flip between lord of the ring trail and anglo saxon easily as it was nearly empty, so we could make believe. [this is where the lord of the rings thing earlier was going too!] Had to do some telling the girls the back story, and after getting into giggles with DH, I took over [i may have read the book far more times ] SH enjoyed pretending to be aeolderman, sitting in the chair in the main hall BB was intermittantly wolfhound or warg – you decide which best fits her personality SB was in charge of runes and clues, and myself for daydreaming saxon or LOTR depending on what was called for We v much enjoyed it. Both the village – tho see might be better with re-enactors, it would also be busier – and the romping walk. Both girls did it at a fast trot, so obviously runes searching is better than geocaching for BB!! Def a good afternoon out.
this evening DH chose takeaway pizza for tea and we had yummy birthday cake made by SB of sweetspice victoria sponge with vanilla buttercream and home made jam – yummy . the girls happily watched the first dvd of LOTR extended version set. Not frightened was the verdict. we will see as we go along then .M-I-L says F-I-L a bit perkier, which is good, but no nearer walking – not so! planning another eventful day tomorrow as last of my annual leave. Think i have done the best with it