An unexpected mid winter swim
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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Our plan is to head down to Broadwater Park but it starts to rain on the way, so we turn around and head home. And on the way home it stops raining so we turn around and head back to Broadwater Park. Very good.
Woody rides his bike and has a good old leg stretch. Woody mentions he would like a swim in the lagoon. We tell him it is cold, he says he doesn't mind. We tell him we don’t have his swimmers, he says he will swim in his clothes
It is cold, and his skin turns pink almost immediately. He is not bothered. He has a ball running in and out of the water. Splashing and swimming and having fun whilst Noah and I watch on.
He is like an ice cube, but he has not complained once. He is just happy to be swimming. We eventually make him get out, dry him with my scarf, and put his clothes back on. He is frozen but true to his word, not one word of complaint from him.
Woody and I walk over the road to McDonalds and Noah meets us there with the car. We have coffees and raisin toast and Woody has lunch and gets the pirate captain toy from Ice Age 4. He is over the moon.
We grab the few bits we need to finish the jars and head home
Noah and I get to work on the jars. It is a mammoth job. Even washing all the jars is a pretty big task, let alone filling them.
I spend pretty much the whole afternoon filling jars, and Noah alternates between helping and playing with Woody.
I get two of the flavours done before dinner. We break and have chilli and corn chips for dinner. Needless to say, a popular dinner choice.
Woody goes to bed, Noah does a shop run, and I make a start on the last 20 jars. This involves massive bowls of m and m’s and chocolate chips. Much temptation. It is not a job you can hurry, but we get all the jars filled. And I think we are almost there.
And then I remember we have to stick labels on each jar, put ribbons on them, attach neck tags, and for the gingerbreads we need to add cookie cutters and sweets to decorate them. My word.
We get it all done but it takes us until 11pm, doing nothing else. We watch pride and prejudice, which I have never seen before. Noah is very confused because he thinks he is watching Bridget Jones. He has got his Mr Darcy’s mixed up.
And that is our day. We are very, very glad to have all those jars out of the way!
Good night. x