So from a nightmare yesterday to a really lovely family trip out, what a difference a day makes. Despite an awful lot of walking, Wee Girl was smiles and sunshine, nary a grump to be seen. Little Man was less obliging, but after a long nap, he resurfaced in time for lunch in a much better mood.
We had some Nectar points to use up and some uniform to buy (plain white polo shirts and black trousers — simple, you might think? Nope, we managed to buy boys’ trousers. If the only difference is how they button up, then we’re keeping ’em.)
We also paid a visit to Deen City Farm, a small children’s farm in Merton. They’ve made some changes since we were last here, adding a small playground, and while Paul took Wee Girl off to play, I spent some time in the gardens snapping some photos and trying to justify why I need a DSLR.
After that, we had a long slow walk into Wimbledon town centre, marvelling at all the changes. This mainly involved pointing out restaurants that we hadn’t seen before and bribing Wee Girl with biscuits.
And lunch? We went to Nandos.
Wee Girl spent a lot of lunch giggling for no apparent reason. She does this in such an infectious way that soon you’re laughing yourself and have no idea why. She ate reasonably well, spent some time colouring, and generally was a delight.
By the time we were done, we were all pretty knackered. We wandered around the shops a bit more, but soon decided it was time to head home. Such a relief to have everyone back to their happy selves.