Monday 26 May 2008

Picnics and playparks

It may not be the warmest May but at least it's been quite dry. Sharon stepped up her training yesterday with a 19 mile tramp around Edinburgh so I took the boys down to Peebles for a picnic in the grounds of Kingsmeadows, a play there and a walk into town for ice-creams and more play-parks. They can't see past a play-park, really. When I think on it, the number and variety they have experienced both home and abroad is a huge increase on my own experience as a child. Brodie Park in Paisley and that was it, just about.

Sharon met Carol B for a picnic on Friday at Dalkeith Country Park, where they boys and Jenna got filthy in the adventure playground there. Saturday was the Pentland Spring Fayre so Sean was very excited as we all trooped down to the school. Cakes, ice-creams, bouncy castles and stalls: however the boys seemed to complain more about what they didn't get to do than enjoy what they did get to do. Rowan almost fell face first into a paddling pool going after some plastic ducks, but escaped with wet sleeves.

I enjoyed a pleasant, albeit chilly, visit to Grange Loan afterwards to watch Ferguslie chase down Carlton's 185 with some gusto. It was nice to have peace and quiet to watch some cricket rather than herd Rowan or having to keep turning down requests for telly/food/adjudication. My own cricket season has stuttered to start. Our opponents failed to show last week, so I've only managed one match so far. At least we got in some practice instead which was enjoyable enough.

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