We skipped the blankets and bundled on the little man's bed instead with our bread rolls, scotch eggs, cocktail sausages and the picnic staple - strawberries.
We enjoyed the fresh air and Dylan's cousins made the most of all the toys that the children's ward have on offer. My little superstar did not even moan when he saw the motorbikes, wendy houses and trampoline, instead finding a police helicopter and an ambulance that he could play with on the bed. Archie loved the activity centres and the freedom as he is now rolling around all over the place
The fresh air certainly worked it's magic and bed time was much simpler and faster than usual, with the littles settling early enough for me to enjoy the garden again with my laptop and some choccy treats.
We may be missing most of the summer, so we are really making the most of every bit that we get!