We had leisurely start to the day, Teen Two sat in the sun whittling away at a stick he had found yesterday, whilst I pottered with laundry, washing up, and packing up a picnic.
We then headed off to Dovedale
The weather was perfect and the sound of the rippling river Dove as we walked through was music to my ears...there is something about the sound of water isn't there?
The stepping stones were fun and reminded us of Tarr Steps in Devon
Teen Two has always loved water and asked if he could get his trainers wet as he wanted to try and bring something in from the river...
...to my mind, wet clothes/shoes are worth half an hours fun!
He was pleased with his catch!
Teen One and I sat on this "money tree" which was the only thing nearby to rest our weary feet...it was comfortable to start with, but eventually the pennies start to dig in!
We had set out on this walk for Hubby to take a particular picture ( to follow!)
and having found it, had lunch and generally taken in the peaceful scenery, it was time to head back.
The stepping stones had attracted a lot of visitors by this time and Teen Two took the "short cut!"
Back home our farmers dog Poppy came to play with Teen Two...both enjoyed the afternoon sun together and I enjoyed watching them.
We then decided to have a games fest...starting with Rummikub, moving on to Jenga
then a game our US friends taught us called "Big Boss Little Boss"
Its probably the Teens favourite game at the moment and we spent over an hour playing it.
The evening was relaxing in front of the
TV window, taking in all the beautiful hills, cattle and sheep...as well as bunnies and ducks!
I had taken a break from granny squares to make a quick tea pot cover.
A teapot looks rather bare without one don't you think...especially in a cottage in the country!
I will leave this here for future visitors.
Whilst we relaxed, our hosts sadly were hard at work trying to tackle a wasps nest we had spotted in our roof!