|Dressing as urchins|
Yesterday we took Nanie to Upton House Country Park for their Pirate Activity Day. It was very cleverly done, with the different organisations tailoring their usual activities to a pirate theme. At the WWF stand the children had to correctly colour in and identify facts about specific birds and then were able to dip into the treasure chest and take home bird food "treasure". They walked the slack rope, dug for hidden turtles and listened to a jazz band playing sea shanties. By the time we got to the RSPB stand, where they were making peg parrots to sit on shoulders, they had run out of parrot outlines, so Jude happily made do with some puffins on her shoulder, and Grace sweet-talked one of the volunteers into drawing her a parrot!
|Jude with her shoulder puffins!|
|Grace and the volunteer who drew|
her shoulder parrot.
Today we went to see the Mini Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Pier Approach Stage. They were very good and wonderfully engaging, but the children were hot, tired and fed up, and the experience was actually pretty depressing. Luke did manage to get them to dance and smile a little, but on the whole, we think it probably would have been better on a cooler day.