The day started off reasonably well and our trip for the day was The Dean Forest Railway as featured above. We also had an extra visitor accompanying us since Uncle Andrew decided to stay on an extra day:-) The kids were over the moon at that piece of news! Our journey began at Norchard to Lydney Junction and back again with the view to finishing the circuit of Norchard to Parkend after lunch.
Lovely Uncle Mike, who hosted us for lunch at his house yesterday and undertook all the driving today, a two hour round trip accompanied by an interesting commentary on the local area.
Sadly we did not manage to complete the round trip as Pip suddenly spiked a temperature and complained of pain in her back and widespread bone aches and a headache. She had been restless in the night and had complained of a sore throat upon awakening. Our priority was Pip so we cut the visit short and made the return journey home, it was definitely the best decision as she has been in bed since 4pm this afternoon and asleep for most of that time.
Peter Rabbit looking after a Poorly Rabbit.
I cannot remember the last time we actually had to use any analgesics, it has been a long while, however we have a journey home to make on Friday and so these are on standby to help should she still be unwell at that point. I am hoping that a good night's sleep will be just the medicine she needs :-)
Flowers outside the back kitchen door.
As I type Benedict is actually asleep, despite insisting that he was not tired!! It has been a long while since he has been asleep by 9pm, just hope he isn't sickening for something!
Despite Pip being unwell we still had a lovely day.