Day one of the challenge and things are already not going to plan.
I was going to head back to the field of our previous misadventure (Planning ahead for #30DaysWild), this time with just one child and no pushchair, but rain stopped play before it even started.
With Luke sporting a Gruffalo top and me putting on a flowery tunic just in case that was as good as it was going to get today, we headed towards the Diddy Disco at the Lincoln Drill Hall instead for some indoor energy-sapping fun.
He immediately made a beeline for the face painting queue and requested a lion. Lions are wild aren’t they? This counts, doesn’t it?
It certainly counts in the happy-making stakes because he spent the rest of the day exchanging roars with any other fellow big cat fan.
We might have been in the centre of town but Lincoln is a pretty, not gritty, city and we are very lucky to not have to look far at any point to enjoy natural views – and the swans certainly seem to like it here too.
And it also meant I had the chance to pop in to Waterstones in the High Street to see what resources they had to offer and I was certainly not disappointed when greeted with this fabulous display of nature themed books and items such as binoculars and bug hunting kits.
Both scenes are definitely preferable to the one that was trying to pass for “countryside” in my husband’s office today. If you have to label it…
But he was also greeted by the colourful display currently outside our house when we returned home and it was nice to see some bees enjoying it too.
Whilst not to plan already, perhaps we didn’t do too badly for Day One of #30DaysWild after all.