Yesterday was a lovely day here in North Lincolnshire and it was hubby’s day off work, so instead of the mundane tasks around the house that we had originally planned, instead we decided to take J to feed the ducks and have a picnic by the river.
Feeding ducks is one of J’s favourite activities and he loves to carry the bag of bread to the car and keeps hold of it all the way there. Recently we even discovered that ducks like sweetcorn! (We were going on the way home from Nanna’s and she had no bread so gave us some sweetcorn instead – who knew?!).
I packed up the lovely picnic basket (which I won for making these sausage rolls), grabbed the picnic blanket, grabbed some bread for J to give to the ducks and we headed off. We found a shady spot under a tree to sit down, not far from the river. It was lovely to just sit and have lunch outside as a family.
Once we’d finished, we packed the basket and car up and headed to find the ducks – they’d already been fed by two different lots of children and were currently being fed by another! J always shouts “quack quack” when he sees them and gets rather excited. There were some cute ducklings so we made sure he fed them first so they got something! We then went for a countryside drive in the sunshine with J looking at the sights out of his window.
A lovely family afternoon was had by all – one of those simple country activities that makes everybody happy.