Usually on the early May Bank Holiday we get together with Mum and Dad and some of the family to do something for my birthday, but this year (7th May), Mum and Dad were up at the Preston Temple for their two weeks in eight. I felt slightly abandoned (well, not really, but we've never been at a loose end for the bank holiday before!) Luckily our friends the Hirsts invited us to go out for a walk and picnic at the last minute.
It started raining as soon as we arrived at the bluebell wood we were going to picnic in!
We had fun though, and ended up going back to the Hirsts' to eat our picnics, and for dinner. The kids all got on well and went off and played, while the grown-ups enjoyed chatting.
Lots of sword fighting going on