Our youngest doesn’t go to nursery on a Wednesday and my wife usually looks after him, but not this week, she needed to in to work for a meeting and so this morning, I took our baby out for some fun at a Hemel Hempstead park. There was a chance for some photography whilst we were out, across the road from the park was a field full of daffodils, they were looking very pretty in the warm morning sunshine. There was another photographer working away, he didn’t talk or even acknowledge my presence, oh well. After a few shots of the flowers, I pushed our 20 month old along in his push chair and through the underpass to the park, after a 10 minute stroll we arrived at the children’s play area. He was very excited and enjoyed playing on the slides and climbing frames very much – it was his first visit to this park. We’re back home now and he’s gone for a well earned sleep! Where shall we go next time – mead open farm? Tring’s natural history museum or a bit of kite flying at Dunstable downs???
Today is the last day of half term for our eldest son and I’m looking after him and his younger brother, so the question was should we:
As you might guess, Mead Open Farm was the winner. So off we went via Edlesbrough (stopping for a quick picture of the church) and on to the object of the children’s desire! I’m new to this 1/2 term thing, I should have expected it, yes, every other parent from miles around decided that’s the place to take the kids today. I’ve never seen it so busy, the car park was full, as was the overflow. I decided that we wouldn’t brave the crowds, we headed back towards Berkhamsted and stopped at the Common. Both the boys were wearing their wellies and so they went for a walk and I followed them armed with my Canon EOS 5D. The youngest is still a toddler at 20 months old and isn’t too experienced at running through fields or the woods, he ended up on his bottom quite a lot but at least he was enjoying exploring all around him (even what was on the bottom of his boot!).
Now it’s time to go and feed the ducks down by the canal and no doubt William will want to go for a Bambinocino at one of the coffee shops after.