Today started with the news of the controversial “LIV Golf Adelaide erupts in wild scenes after Chase Koepka’s stunning hole in one”.
Lachlan was celebrating by rolling about the room in the laundry basket having the time of his life.
Eloise was pumped that her travel mug matched Super Mum’s as we set off.
After a short drive, we arrived at Pollok Park, we were not here to visit the coos or His Majesty’s Collection this time. With cool skies, we thought today would be perfect to continue our National Trust rampage and visit Pollok House. As we approached, Eloise asked if the house was in a box, sadly not this one Eloise, but glad she is paying attention.
Turns out we were going to see coos today, there were coos hidden throughout the National Trust site, each of which had jigsaw pieces. The kids were up for the challenge.
Pollok House turned out to be much larger than we had anticipated, it was an interesting way to spend the morning, the kids enjoyed coo hunting. We are not sure if we would pay to visit but seeing as it was included in the National Trust membership it was worth the look.
They were setting up for a high tea, but Lachlan was not hanging around for that.
Eloise and Lachlan made quick work of the coo jigsaw puzzle and were happy to redeem their sticker pack.
We made our way outside, where the kids could have a bit more freedom away from the priceless antiques. Lachlan took one look at the hedge garden and he was off.
Pollok House, formerly the family seat of the Stirling-Maxwell family, is located at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The house, built in 1752 and originally thought to be designed by William Adam (but who may only have been consulted on the design), was subsequently extended by Rowand Anderson in the early 20th century. It was given to the City of Glasgow in 1966 by Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald, whose family had owned the estate for almost 700 years. It is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public… The house has an extensive garden, boasting a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons. The gardens behind the main house contain the Pollok Park Beech (Fagus sylvatical), which is thought to be 250 years old. This tree has an unusual form, with a swollen trunk (7 metres (23 ft) girth at grade and 10 metres (33 ft) girth at 10 metres (33 ft) height) and a gnarled mass of branches.
Lachlan was still on the run, zipping down the stairs before getting stuck in the crunchy leaves.
It was getting cooler, but Liam had promised Lachlan a bike ride earlier in the week. As Lachlan climbed into the Brompton, Eloise was devastated that she had forgotten all her babies and that there was no one to ride with her. After some quick thinking, she pulled off a large leaf, that will do for today.
Just as the drizzle started we arrived back at the car and headed home so Eloise could do unicorn ballet.
In the afternoon, at 15:00 exactly, every mobile phone in the United Kingdom that was switched on was supposed to sound an overriding loud alarm. This caused chaos throughout London West End shows and for drivers on the road who “were warned not to pick up their mobile phones during the test as it would still be illegal”. We guess you wouldn’t have any warning if they truly had to sound the alarm.
Super Mum was in hot form at Bounce Back to Netball tonight, bagging a few from down town.