Last week we headed over to Verwood to spend some time with my sister. After a quick pit stop at my nan’s house for a cup of tea and a cheeky Bourbon, we drove to the park, unpacked the car and looked sheepishly at the grey and cloudy sky.
After dithering about it for 5 or so minutes, we decided to admit defeat and retreat to my sisters house to eat our picnic indoors. Blasted British weather!
However, after we’d finished stuffing our faces, there was a slight break in the clouds and after driving to the park for a second time and unpacking the car, we decided to brave it and go for it anyway.
We were rewarded for our bravery as the clouds parted and a wonderful blue filled the sky within five minutes of us setting off. Our first stop was the park at Potterne where Huxley was laid flat on one of those circular swing things and swung pretty high! He had a pretty big smile so I think he liked it.
Then we carried on walking for half an hour until we reached Moors Valley Country Park. Moors Valley is amazing. I never really appreciated how awesome it was when we were little but thinking about it now, we’re pretty lucky to have something so cool near us.
It’s a great big park in the middle of the forest all made of wood with a visitors centre, picnic area by a lake, noddy train, tree-top-trail and more recently, Go-Ape. My sister, Nick & I were like big kids at the sight of the big metal slide and zip line – I think we had more fun that Huxley.
I also got a brand new nephew this week! His name is Hadley and he was born on Thursday 20th March weighing 7lb 4oz. It’s going to be crazy this time next year when Huxley, Hadley and Elsie are all running around and causing trouble! (This picture is of Hux & Elsie watching In The Night Garden together – look at them holding hands – so cute!)
We also got the sad news that Nick’s lovely little doggie Milly passed away on Saturday morning. It was such a massive shock to us all. She was only 5 years old and hadn’t been ill. It’s so strange and quiet at their house now. I really miss her