One luxury of being at home is the Daily Telegraph's Saturday general knowledge crossword. I never buy papers, but there's always a Saturday edition at my parents' house and they're not terribly interested in crosswords so it's all mine. I've never managed to complete a whole one, and rarely know more than half the answers, but I've always enjoyed filling in the answers I know in a leisurely manner over a coffee or two.
|Saturday morning crossword - a rare luxury in our house; crosswords require quiet concentration!
My parents have had chickens for several years. The chickens have free rein of the garden, and watching them is always entertaining. Being able to collect fresh eggs every day is definitely a bonus. A glut of eggs often means bonus cake!
My mum's birthday fell just before we arrived, but hadn't yet been celebrated with a cake, so my dad and son took it upon themselves to bake a chocolate birthday cake. As you can tell from the quantity of Smarties, my son had heavy involvement in the decorating; when you're three, more is more!
|Granny's birthday cake, courtesy of the chickens, my three year old and Grandad
|Day out at the West Somerset Railway
|Watching the animals at Bristol Zoo. Who doesn't love a meerkat?!