After a second brilliant night’s sleep by all, good work team, the morning started how most mornings do, a wild tussle for Bear. In the red corner, Eloise started strong with a resilient defence but was ultimately no match for a blistering Lachnado who unleashed fury to be reconnected with his beloved birthday Bear.
After succesfully reclaiming Bear, Lachnado was drunk on power and literally chomped down on Dad’s strawberry socks, no joke, it hurt. It was time to get out of the house.
It was a short drive across town to East Yonderton Farm and look who we just happened to bump into. Just kidding, Eloise has been looking forward to strawberry picking with Emma since we got back from Italy. The girls were ready, unfortunately, after a chomp of Liam’s strawberry sock, Lachlan was already strawberryed out, for now.
We were a little concerned, Emma and Jo were much better prepared for the unpredictable Scottish weather. Surely there cannot be any more rain in the sky this week. We picked up our wee baskets and soldiered on through the fields, making sure Lachnado did not dive off into the grass.
It was time to find the pick of the patch. Off went the girls, Emma was a strawberry picking machine, Eloise was learning quickly and Lachlan grabbed whatever he could.
The kids were having much more fun picking strawberries than on the historical walk through Liverpool’s Strawberry Fields.
After filling five buckets between us it was time to check out these so-called gooseberries, we had to give them a try. They looked like wee melons or stripey grapes. We tried a few which had various levels of sourness. Jo and Liam do not recommend the red ones, they are super duper sour. Not the biggest fan, we might stick to the strawberries.
For lunch it was, you guessed it.
Thank you Jo for all the clothes, as soon as we got home Eloise tore through them, trying them all on and walking about pretending to be Emma. After the fashion parade, we headed to Glasgow Fort to top up the kids’ arts and craft supply. Eloise was excited to pick up a plaster unicorn money box to paint next week.
This week we have been binge watching The Great British Sewing Bee, beats The Great British Bakeoff any day. Super Mum’s creative side has kicked into gear and there are big plans. First step, we had to pick up a sewing machine.
After devouring more delicious pork belly than we needed it was time for Super Mum’s new hobby to commence.
Full of enthusiasm and with a can-do attitude Super Mum was on a mission. We just had to set up the bobbin. It was a bit like that scene from Apollo 13.
At risk of overloading you all with our wild Sunday night, we had to make sure these shenanigans did not carry on too long as we had special guests visiting tomorrow. We will see you next week when you tune into our special episode of Sewing with Sophie.