On Saturday we went to the Eden Project, as they were offering free entry for teachers and home educators. As we are both, we could get enough free tickets to take Colin’s mum along too. It’s a nice place to visit, but we are not so fond of the journey. The first time we went was a nightmarish home-ed coach trip when Aaron and Tabitha spent the whole time being sick. I felt terrible and was very close to begging the driver just to let me off in the middle of nowhere! This visit was not much better, with multiple stops due to Tabitha and Esther being sick. But we got there in the end, not much the worse for wear.
We weren’t expecting to see much growing outdoors at this time of year, but actually there were lots of interesting shapes, colours and textures. I’m so glad that Aaron and Tabitha are happy to spend time just appreciating the beauty of nature. I think many children their age would have complained that they were bored as we wandered around.
I tried to get a decent photo of the three children together, but it just wasn’t happening!
Esther loved these little birds in the rainforest biome. They popped out of the undergrowth quite frequently and she would follow them for a little way, before waving “bye” and coming back to us.
After a late lunch, we found an amazing hollowed-out tree trunk which the children (and Colin) enjoyed playing in.
We took a very long route home so that we could stick to fast, straight roads. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop Esther throwing up repeatedly. She carried on being sick throughout the night, so it seems like she caught the virus that Colin had a week ago. She’s feeling much better today though.