Whether you describe it as "brave" or "foolish", I took the McBaby and the McNephew to Lanhydrock yesterday.
If I thought running round after a lively 9 month old was exhausting, little did I know how tiring it would be to take his McCousin too, so we started with the adventure playground to try to wear them out.
After walking from the car park pushing a pushchair with one hand and trying to hold hands with McNephew who wanted to collect logs to throw for his dog, we finally arrived at the entrance and the offer of a buggy ride to the National Trust property itself was too good to miss. McNephew is a transport expert, so loved the buggy ride and the vintage fire engine and other vehicles at the end of it.
The boys got a reasonably-priced book each in the fabulous second hand bookshop and then a children's meal in the cafe, before we got the buggy back to the main gate again. There's simply no way we could have gone into the house - if we were in fact allowed, but we hope to return!
The Wigglys book for McBaby
McNephew about to run after another stick again - a miracle that he stood still for this pic:
Lanhydrock is a beautiful Victorian estate near Bodmin and was owned by the Robartes family.