I am delighted to report that the grandchildren are now old enough to suffer or enjoy the family tradition. We joined my daughter, her husband and Millie and Benjamin for a holiday in Cornwall and I am delighted to say that they had chosen a cottage deep in the countryside with no beaches, traffic, entertainments or crowds for miles around. See how much fun can be found on a LCW! This is the Nature Trail at St Clether.
Grumpy is the first to spot The Stone of Confusion
Millie mounts the stone and forgets her name and which way to go
No-one may pass through a gate unless they can answer Millie's challenge. At this one we had to name five flowers that we had seen on the trail
Other walkers might think this is an old gate post but we know that it is really a quarrelsome witch, turned to stone by the rest of the coven who got tired of her grumbling
Mummy finds the Preacher's Stone and subjects us all to a lengthy sermon
We linger at the lake to watch the dozens of damsel flies and frolicking frogs. Grumpy adds excitement by surreptitiously throwing pebbles into the water and convincing the children there is a huge monster in the deep!
Two year-old legs get tired so Ben hitches a ride on Daddy's back. This is a good place for birdwatching and to see the river that lies ahead.
A great place for playing Pooh sticks but.... oh dear...
..... Millie throws her cup instead of her stick ....
.... and forever more this shall be known as The Bridge Where Daddy Risked Everything To Rescue Millie's Cup
Time to head for home and Millie takes the lead, having found the Stone of Clarification to counter the effects of the Stone of Confusion
But, no matter how hard you plead, he can't come with us!