Having failed to get to my great-niece’s birthday – so I still had the present – and as my niece has been talking about bringing her children to Old Sarum for over a year, we eventually planned that. The aim was to have a picnic there, with both of us providing different food. She sent me a text when she left (a bit later than planned) with an eta and surprisingly we arrived within 2 minutes of each other.
It seemed that I had told my niece that it is always windy on Old Sarum (it is!) so she brought 3 kites that she has had for some time and which hadn’t been used. So we found a large grassy area and put the kites together and then (attempted) to fly them.
Great-nephew was quite good, and improved; great-niece had more difficulty as she is smaller and started with the more difficult kite, but she did get the hang of it fairly soon and also improved with practice.
Once we were all tired out and starting to get hungry, we put the kites back in the car and fetched out the picnic. We went to a different part of the hill to eat it. Too busy eating to take photos……
We then went back to flying kites, but on the way the children were playing at being dogs (interesting as they, especially great-niece, are nervous around them). I think it was because there are so many dogs there – a very popular dog walking area. They were also…..
Boys always seem to show friendship by fighting and the boy is the oldest…..
The kites were flying very well by this time and the…..
I had a chance to fly the…..
The third kite was the small yellow, blue and red one in the corner above, but it didn’t seem to want to go very high and tended to spin and dance in circles and then go down.
When it was time to leave I passed the birthday present to my niece so it could be opened at home – LEGO on Old Sarum would not have been a good move! The present was apparently a success.
I had to be sent photos of the first things that had been built!
So was it a success? I think so! I enjoyed the kite flying – never having done it successfully before and the present seems to have gone down well, too.