This post could otherwise be entitled “why I love having a car”. We don’t often go out in the evenings, because by the time Colin gets home from work we are all feeling too tired to go far. But today we jumped into the car and drove across to the allotment.
Here is the view down the allotment from the shed. My dad has put in a lot of hard work to get it looking so good.
And this is the view back up the allotment towards the shed, which is painted forget-me-not blue and will eventually have a rainbow mural painted on the back!
Once all the watering and hoeing was done, we headed off to our favourite fish and chip shop for some well-earned dinner. We very rarely go there, because it is the other side of town and previously the food would have been stone cold before we walked home. But today we drove down to the quay and ate by the waterside, watching cormorants catching fish and a family of swans. Afterwards the children spent ages throwing stones into the water. It was a beautiful evening and a real treat to spend time out together as a family during the week.