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Wednesday and we headed west to Mabie Farm Park for another active sunny day. It was a great value day out with loads of animals to see and pet, indoor and outdoor play areas and great carts and slides. Jack loved having a go on the quad bikes almost as much as his Granddad, while the girls and Arthur got to pet some of the cuter animals. There’s also a gorgeous peacock and cute calves (Belted Galloways and White Parks).

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We coud happily have stayed all day but needed to get back to light the bonfire and rescue Matt from his day of DIY. Progress is being made in the playroom with my dad constructing a window seat and Matt having undercoated and painted the woodwork and the walls above the picture rail. Hopefully, we’ll get some of the final colour on the walls tomorrow or start on some more of the DIY furniture plans (a dressing up rack and play table).

One bit of sad news is that when we were moving the stick pile to the bonfire we uncovered a bird’s next, probably that of a blackbird, with four eggs. Matt carefuly rebuilt a stick pile around it but birds seldome return to a disturbed nest. We’ll check tomorrow to see if there’s any sign of the birds returning but if not we’ll have to live with the guilt of mass murder!

 

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