Ah, hello everyone, it’s been a bit warm, hasn’t it? I think we have eaten our own weight in ice-cream here. To call ourselves down a bit, I took the little ‘uns to Coram Fields just round the corner from Russell Square on Friday. Betsy and I used to go quite a bit before Arthur was born so it was nice to introduce Art to the park too. It’s a super little park, adults cannot enter unless accompanied by a child and it feels safe for the kids to run around and explore. The summer is a brilliant time to visit as there are plenty of trees for shade and sandpit with a water pump and a huge paddling pool.
When we got there the place was pretty much deserted, so while Arthur napped and fed, Betsy made a pretend birthday cake in the sandpit.
Once Arthur was ready to play he headed straight towards the pump. I think he’d still be there now if I hadn’t carried him off.
The place got really busy after a while as the kids who had been taking part in their sports day in the playing fields next door all came down to play in the paddling pool. Betsy and Arthur kept an eye on each other for the rest of the afternoon, following each other around, sitting next to each other whenever one sat down. It was really beautiful to watch actually, there wasn’t a huge amount of interaction between each other, just contentment with each other’s company.
*Insert all the heart emojis here*
Oh! And we spotted a cricket in the toilets. Bonus.