Nathaniel had his first violin lesson and came away with his hair grinning. "I don't think that there is any way that that could have been improved upon" was his first comment as we left the house!
The weekend involved more scampering around to choir and group recorder lessons. But it did give me the chance to sit outside choir for 10 minutes in the sun with my book, listening to their impressively pleasant voices and enjoying the view.
On Sunday we went to see Tommy Foggo for the second time! We saw it earlier in the year at Cycle Heaven (yes, a musical play starring a super-hero and his cello in a bicycle shop), but this year it had moved up to the Early Music Centre. It was just as good, if not better, the second time around. Definitely Nathaniel enjoyed it more now that he knew where the audience participation was and how to avoid it!
Then we headed out to explore a new wood, Hetchell, near Wetherby. It was a lovely warm afternoon, perfect for romping in the woods. We found old limestone quarries, and the kids (who are reading Pigeon Post) played mining until me and Ian got grumpy and insisted that we move on!
Then there were rope swings, streams to play on, crags to climb and lots of interesting berries.
Though what we somehow missed was Pompocali, the remains of Roman earthworks. we'll just have to go back........