Danny was meant to come too but when we got there it was clear that he was too tired to cope, so I had to bring him back home to Dave where instead he had a duvet day on the settee to get some much needed rest.
These pictures have quite an Autumnal feel about them. It is a pretty place but has been "chopped back" a fair bit recently delaying the signs of Spring.
One day my kids will have reached the age where we go out for a walk and they no longer pick up sticks. That makes me feel quite sad.
Sometimes after heavy rains we haven't been able to complete this walk as it has been so flooded. I was quite surprised that the path was clear on this occasion.
I think Rebecca was trying to camouflage herself or trying to tell me how she feels about me constantly taking photos of her!
The kids like to play amongst the old steps and ruins there. They usually pretend it is a house and do some pretend cooking. Sometimes they invent an adventure story and run around escaping the witch/dragon etc.
They also love to run along the top banks alongside the path, but I had to say no to this while the ground is still slippy and not secure.
Nanny's dog, Toby enjoyed the walk too.
There is a tree swing on this path, but the recent winds had caused it to wrap around the branch too many times, making it imposible to reach.
Love Carvings in the trees.
There are also benches to stop and have a rest on the way.
Ceri with Izzy and Rebecca.
This piece of land looked particularly boggy, so we reminded the kids to stick to the path...
Which resulted in Caitlyn going through the fence and over to the boggy bit as she wanted to fish! I showed her a spot further along where she could have reached her stick into the water to pretend to fish, but it was too late...one stuck welly.
As usual, I waded in to try and rescue it, but to no avail. I was at rick of getting stuck and losing my own wellies, I tried to pull it out with longer sticks but they kept snapping, so we gave up. Luckily, little sister Izzy was walking. Ceri lent Caitlyn a sock (a good reason to wear two pairs!) and she had a ride back in the buggy.
We then sat down for hot chocolate and snack that Rebecca had made at Nanny's.
Hot chocolate and fruit.
Izzy looked so cute drinking her hot chocolate.
Mum made me veggy sausage rolls. Yum. The perfect snack on a Sunday walk. We also had Welsh Cakes and Fairy Cakes decorated with Daffodils.
As we walked along to Lower Priory, the swans swam gracefully besides us in the pill below.
If it hadn't been for the Welly incident we would have continued the walk and took photos of ponies, but we can save that adventure for another day.
For now, I have to buy yet another pair of Wellies!