We headed over to Hertfordshire to see my mum and one of my brothers the day after POD’s (un)birthday celebrations. It was another glorious day and POD insisted on wearing a party dress, ladybird wings and deeley boppers. Mum’s garden backs onto the 190 acre Cassiobury Park in Watford so we headed there for a picnic.
Having had a look around (let herself into the play area) we found a nice spot for a picnic. POD made herself comfortable almost as soon as the blanket was down with Daddy creating additional shade with a shopping trolley. Mum brought a great spread that included sausages, sandwiches, crisps, cheese and treats. Someone couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
POD was given a mini golf set by Grandma so she spent a time playing with Daddy although this mostly involved chasing after him with the clubs. She was then treated to a Twix shortbread which I suspect she rather enjoyed!
Having lined the stomachs, we headed over to the miniature railway for a train ride. It’s a pretty little route and great fun too – POD was grinning from ear to ear throughout.
Next stop were the paddling pools (POD tested all of them) before getting changed and enjoying an ice-cream. The ladybird wings were back in place before long and the climbing skills were put to good use.
The nature reserve we visited next was so peaceful, hardly a soul around – such a contrast to the play area. Wonderful for us and for POD who got to explore and chat to a few ducks. We saw a dragonfly too but Mummy was too slow to photograph it.
POD spent a while trying to convince her uncle there was something in the hole of this tree. It’s like history repeating itself. I remember being told the wombles lived in our garden by the previous owner of a house we moved into. I was only five at the time and spent years calling for Orinoco…we didn’t even live in Wimbledon!