|Jack, Sierra and Tom|
We then bought some winter flowers for our hanging baskets (only just realised that winter hanging baskets were a thing!) I did a quick circuit of Booths whilst the boys went to the train station to watch a special diesel go through the station. We then met up at Pat and Bob's to pick up our bounty from Unilever. Next stop was Escape bike shop for a special nut and for Matt to get bike envy and lastly Country Harvest to buy some bread flour (they have stopped doing onion bread flour which is a disaster!!!!!) Then back home, for tea and bed.
We motored on through the city and out the other side (Lancaster is a very small city) into the salt marsh and along to Glasson Dock. It didn't take all that long, the kids were on good form, especially Jack who is only 6 - he's a machine, once he starts going, he doesn't stop!
|Eye on the ball as always|
Thursday - Sam came round to babysit, whilst Matt and I went out to watch Bohemian Rhapsody in Kendal. Was good fun, not completely accurate, but the actors playing Freddie and Brian looked and sounded exactly like their name sakes. I very much enjoyed it.
Friday Tom had cricket at QES in the evening - they are doing one session a month so the kids keep their eye in. It was really good, loads turned up (in the past it has just been Tom and Emma and maybe Luca), lots of enthusiasm and a good fun match at the end.
Saturday we were back to football training again. There should have been a tournament in Grassington, but it was cancelled on Friday due to a waterlogged pitch. As it was another grey day, we headed to Staveley to Hawkshead Brewery for lunch. Tom had a very rich macaroni cheese which he couldn't finish, I had broccoli and Stilton soup which was overloaded with cream and Matt had loaded chips. It was good, but we all suffered from dairy overload for the rest of the day and didn't really get that much more done. We went to Windermere for a look around Lakeland, but we didn't find anything and left empty handed.
|Bowland from Twistleton|
Sunday was Remembrance Day - I got the iron out and ironed Tom's Cub's jumper and necker, whilst Tom cleaned and polished his shoes. We got to the church at 10, when Tom was shown what to do - he was carrying the Cub's flag. We sang a few hymns, listened to the preacher, ignored most of what we were supposed to chant etc. The kids were all great. We then all went outside, listened to the list of names of the fallen and then observed 2 minutes silence all in the pouring rain. The kids got soaked, but once again, all the children were brilliant - even the Beavers who are very young at 6 and 7. We went back to church, sang a bit more, listened to more sermons etc. Tom received his flag back and walked back through the church and that was that.
Here's a video of Tom carrying the Cubs flag: https://youtu.be/Zfz91SaAz4Y
|Autumn leaves in Ingleton|
We headed to the Mannings afterwards, to eat freshly baked cake and pick up Tom, then back home for lamb henry and bed.