The weather was also less than favourable as it poured down non stop throughout the visit, so the arboretum and children's playground was a non starter. Benedict had a crashing hypo after having only walked a short distance, so an emergency trip to the cafe was in order to stabilise him, so more money spent, *sigh.*
There was however a nice moment in between all the chaos, when a teacher from a school party came up to me and commented on Benedict's thoughtfulness at holding the door open for him and the other children. Not bad considering he was majorally hypo at the time!
Once home I did review the Jodrell Bank site and noticed that, there were plenty of interesting activities running during the summer solely for kids but I'm not sure I would want to pay the pricey admission fees. I did manage to take some pictures of our visit so here they are:
Letting off steam.
Feeling ghastly with a hypo!
An inside page.
Since I was busy elsewhere, Benedict and Dave were involved with a civil engineering construction at the bottom end of the garden. Phase one is complete and consists of a raised timber decking underneath the lilac and damson trees. Phase two consists of a lower platform on the left hand side, rope ladders, fencing and a roof structure swung between the trees. Even though the structure is not yet complete, the kids have had fun playing in their new den area and have improvised a fenced area with the newly painted compost bin slats!
... and quiet!
In short, another good week!