As I’ve written so many times, my two are outdoor children. Known for mud angels (why wait for snow?), puddle jumping and generally embracing outdoor life they are happiest and most relaxed outside.
It took us nearly an hour to get out the house that day – they were tired, irritable and wanting to remain firmly glued to the sofa. However, such was their mood, we knew that if we didn’t get out things were only going to get more fractious – so I (bravely) decided to take them somewhere new and offered them the chance to test the wellington boots that they had decorated ready for school.