Yesterday Ben asked if I could take him into school rather than taking him up to Lenault catch the bus. Simon had got back from a 3 week trip to the UK late the night before and besides a very bleary "Hi Dad" at 11pm Ben hadn't had time to catch up with him. Taking him to school would give an extra 20 minutes of Dad Time.
Therefore yesterday at the end of the front drive Ben and I turned right to go down the hill through the trees rather the left to go up the road through the farmland. The road down to the valley bottom is possibly one of our favourite routes in this area winding through woodland and past steep meadows whilst almost never failing to show us some flora or fauna. Yesterday was no exception.