In between today’s showers, we enjoyed a trip to Dunham Massey for a two mile walk and lunch in the cafe.
Before that our overnight visitor ventured briefly into Timperley’s suburbia on his scooter before attempting a smile and retreating to the comfort of his indoor toys.
By mid morning, Sue had long gone to work, and Kate and Jessica had wrestled their way past an M66 pile up to join us for a trip to Dunham.
Jacob was a little concerned at the black-headed gulls’ aggressive tactics, which seemed to be depriving the hungry stock of mallards, coots, moorhens, Canada geese and tufted ducks of their rightful share.
We were soon off on a two mile circuit of the park, including a lengthy very muddy section.
Pride comes before a fall, and so shortly after the following picture was taken, Jacob ploughed (encouraged by his mother) into a puddle. “You’ll be alright with the puddles” she had assured him “with your waterproof suit and new wellies.”
Unfortunately that advice didn’t quite work for a boy who found himself suddenly lying with a bloodied nose in six inches of water.
Later, after a bit of a clean up and some tasty lunch, he did admit to enjoying the visit despite his encounter with a ‘naughty puddle’. He loves his balance bike.