The weather's been so awful recently I was worried bluebell season would pass us by, so even though rain clouds were gathering, yesterday we wrapped up in wellies, waterproofs, hoods and hats and headed to Prior's Wood. Z had an absolute whale of time, sliding in mud, splashing in puddles, pretending to fall over and getting mucky. In total contrast, E declared she hated mud and burst into tears when a tiny splash landed on her finger. She insisted on holding J or my hand for the entire walk in case she fell over. V pottered around asking to be carried most of the way, as it was so slippery. We managed to stop off for a picnic lunch just before a total downpour and I had to improvise a story about a mud monster to keep spirits up.
We headed back to the car mud-splattered and sodden. Z was desperate to go back, E said she never wanted to go there again and V had fallen asleep in my arms but the time we left.
Maybe I should have held out for sunshine.
Hooray! The Whispering Wood Folk are back this month with another performance in Leigh Woods. I've raved about them before here and here, but this time I'm do a bit of a preview so you have a chance to buy tickets if you want to come too. The show is The Holly King and will take us on a journey through the dark hinterland of Winter before emerging vibrant and full of vitality into Spring. There will be storytelling, music, fireside tales and aerial performances, all taking place in a beautiful woodland setting. Tickets are £7.00 for adults, £4.00 for over 5s and there are also performances taking place in Glastonbury and Stourhead Estate.
There will be tea, cake and chocolate truffles to picnic on before the performance starts so do arrive a little early if this appeals!