Everywhere we went there were proud students in gowns posing for photographs with even prouder parents and siblings. We couldn't help but get a little glow for the sheer joy of their occasion in the beautiful (but bitterly cold) sunshine.
After the usual dog walk followed by some serious menu planning, I left himself building shelves and set off in pursuit of the nearest supermarket ready for some serious cooking for the family this weekend.
Another very scenic walk to the shops, but this time via architecture rather than lakes and country parks.
We had a quick planning meeting this pm and have sort of decided that we will stay here 'til around Tuesday (things planned with grandson in Birmingham on Sunday & Monday), then return to Soho to collect the rest of the wood and then head off to Dudley. Our ultimate plans for returning to Braunston & rejoining Caxton are dependent on the re-opening of the Lapworth flight. Keeping a careful eye on Gypsy Rover's blog as they are our 'men on the ground'. No need to make a decision as to which way we go for at least 8 or 9 days. Lots of fun to be had with Dainion over half term first. Yesterday's snow has nearly gone, but there's still too much ice around to let Daisy out without supervision. Poor Daisy.