There is a beautiful meadow at the end of one of our walks in Biddulph Grange Country Park that I have always wanted to picnic in. It is a picture-perfect picnic spot, full of buttercups and lovely trees to sit under. Mark suggested we take our lunch there today, so we threw some things in our hamper, filled up the Thermos and off we went. The Podlings were slightly put off when we arrived to find a couple of cows grazing in the meadow. However, they were a long way off and not remotely interested in us, so we were able to persuade the children that the cows would not, in fact, come and try to eat our picnic!
We had a lovely picnic and the slight fear of the cows meant that the Podlings actually stayed on the blanket and ate a decent lunch before getting up to play! Probably not the best place to picnic for hayfever sufferers though. Mark's eyes were quite a shocking shade of red when we got home, poor thing!
Me in my dream picnic meadow!