I spent the afternoon listening to the men’s Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and Bangladesh while scanning a set of prints from a trip to Sherwood Forest on 31st October 1999.
Jessica was a great fungi forager. I think she must have been carrying her trug for the purpose.
Emily enjoyed exploring the forest and its tree forms;
Until a later encounter Oliver was largely satisfied with his own bow and arrow.
He clutched them as Jessica helped him into a tree cave.
Bright sunshine set the forest alight.
Louisa took a turn at carrying Alice in a sling.
Here she leads the group with Michael.
Following Heidi, I also carried the sling for a while.
Different groupings wandered freely.
Here Michael and Emily take the lead.
Eventually the speculation about whether or not we would meet Robin Hood was satisfied by a lone archer whose bows Oliver was allowed to grasp.
Finally we met a cow masquerading as a tree trunk.
This evening we dined on toothsome Tai Fish cakes; creamy potatoes, butternut squash, and swede mash medley; crunchy carrots; tender runner beans; and succulent ratatouille, with which Jackie drank Blue Moon and I drank more of the Galodoro.