It’s the small things that matter. Yesterday was Father’s Day and, even though Mark was not fussed about a present, it felt important to get him something from all three of the Burns Babies. So Holly and I went out and bought a photo frame, and I put a nice picture in it of Daniel and Holly together, with Campbell on their knee. It wasn’t expensive or fancy – but it mattered and Mark was really happy with it. It’s now sitting on our window sill, alongside a card from them all.
We decided to do something nice and get out in the fresh air so, with the Pockett family, we went out for a walk to Staunton Abbey. A friend recommended it recently – it has a garden centre, an aquatic centre, and some lovely walks. We spent all afternoon there, exploring and walking. I was very tempted to buy an aquarium, and the kids were fascinated by the fish. They also played on the small park and we pushed Campbell up the paths and byways in his buggy. Lots of fun. The highlight was when Charlie was hoisted up onto his Daddy’s shoulders, and then Chris discovered his boy had stepped in dog poo. Wet wipes are marvellous things, but there was a bit of retching to the side whilst it was cleaned up.
The kids were tired when we came home and Holly was a little tetchy. She was sent for a think about her behaviour to the bottom stair, and then up to her room. Campbell was asleep when the shrieking started, but woke up in time for the floor show. Luckily he is totally unfazed by it. Like Dan, he lets his sister’s antics wash over him. She can go off like a washing machine on spin cycle.
Nothing much planned for today, except to wait in for Richard Branson to come and sort out our tinternet. Please check out the “It’s for charity, baby…” page for a unique item to bid for. It’s a complete one-off and we hope it will raise lots of money for The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust.
Love Bekki and Mark xx