Sunday, 18 October 2009

Swing Birdge visit

Craig and Hermione visited Newcastle Swing Bridge with a group of other home edders this week. This has to be the first time Craig has taken an active role in Hermione's education.

Hearing from other mums later and seeing the photographs perhaps I now know why he was keen to go. Apparently he was like 'a kid in a sweet shop'. I only hope he let the kids have a turn when they were offered the chance to turn buttons and twiddle knobs!

I'm pleased he went. I'm a little peeved that he can never take time off work to do anything else I ask him - such as collecting me from hospital when I had his first child, hence the need for a home birth second time round, but it's a start I guess. I'll not put his name down for textiles or cookery sessions just yet though!

Hermione blowing the horn.


Looking down from the top of the bridge.


Craig turning a knob with enthusiasm and gusto.


Complex looking workings.

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I don't know that Hermione understood a lot about the mechanics and from what I can gather Craig was much too busy getting stuck in to explain things to her. I still think it was a good experience for her though - one which wouldn't be possible on a usual run of the mill day.

1 comment:

A. said...

blokes!! *rolls eyes*