So, instead of taking L to school today, he came round first thing to spend the day with me - and what a day we had. Simple - but fun.
Firstly L helped me bake a cake in between playing on the WII and his DSI - the cake won.
However after much foraging, we found nothing - deciding that it was too early in the season so will have to go back another day.
Then, we went to another area where we could do some blackberry picking -
I had taken a couple of boxes with me just in case.
This time we were a lot luckier with our foraging
We met a few four legged animals on the way much to L's delight
And he even managed to find a fox / badger's hole - not sure which?
and this pretty butterfly
A well deserved reward for all his hard work this morning
Back home we turned out the blackberries which weighed approx 1kg
And by this time, the cake had cooled down
Well, thanks to that silly non pupil day, L and I had an excellent time and have vowed that we are going to go back to the blackberry bushes that were not quite ripe and also to look for more autumnal bits. Looking forward to making a yummy blackberry and apple pie, but L has now informed me that (1) he doesn't like blackberries and (2) he's allergic to apples !! - so all the more for me and his grandad then.
L has asked me to tell you that he helped write this post and hopes that you enjoyed our walk today.
See you again soon