Thursday, 27 August 2009

Second childhood

The last time we went to Didcot Railway Centre to look at steam trains on GWR, Katie was a toddler and Thomas the Tank Engine was visiting. We paid a return trip today, ostensibly to take photos of the locos and see Tornado in steam. But actually, it was just an excuse to get down and dirty, walk the tracks and play at being engine drivers like a couple of kids...

The second childhood theme recurred later in the afternoon, when we visited Basildon House for a bit of grown up culture, then envied the kids enjoying some sort of treasure hunt/trail, which involved peering into dark corners with torches provided by the NT and posting answers in special boxes, secreted around the grounds. They were having a fantastic time; we were SO tempted to join in...

The sun shone, the home-made cakes were delicious, we had plenty of fresh air and exercise - a good boost to Steve's immune system, fingers crossed!

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