Dear Thomas and Katie,
Ruben’s 3rd birthday was on Monday, which was a Bank Holiday in England.
As it was a lovely warm sunny day, we went to a wood for a teddy bears’ picnic and a barbeque. Uncle Neil made chicken wings and sausages on his portable charcoal burner while Anais and Harvey were naughty! Not really; they were just being playful and jumping on me, but for their cheekiness they were sentenced to a spell on the Naughty Island.
The Naughty Island was a rock in the middle of the river that I could wade through and put the children on, but they could not get back to the bank on their own! Peace and quiet at last! A quick spell of two minutes on there and they were soon saying Sorry with a smile and surrendering to me! I win!!
Ruben had brought his red toy motorbike and raced around on that most of the time … even in the stream!
After a while, Daddy decided it was time for a pint (Daddy likes a pint) and we went on to a pub in Baslow with a children’s play area outside where we played hide and seek. Uncle Neil (likes a pint also) got the drinks in, and what with it being a hot day the children sank theirs in record time.
Back at Auntie Debbie’s house Nana had made a marzipan bear cake, and I played football and had a water-pistol fight with the children.
I do not have any photos of Monday so perhaps someone could put some up?