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The Hare and the Tortoise
With clear blue skies and a weekend free of birthday parties it was time for us to get out on the bike. After a few minutes of cycling we were out onto quiet country lanes. Orla loves to spot animals in the fields as we cycle along and her seat being in front of me makes it really easy to point things out to her and talk to her as we go.
Reuben is also a big fan of going out cycling and has been going out with me since he was 18 months. Last year he outgrew his bike seat and progressed to his very own 'aeroplane'. I was a little worried about him going straight to a tag-along bike and was really pleased to find the 'wee-hoo' that lets him join in with the pedalling whilst still being strapped into a sturdy seat. At first he missed being able to talk to me as we cycled but a set of walkie-talkies soon fixed that.
As we cycled downhill to cross the River Dane, Reuben excitedly joined in with the pedalling to make us go faster, but decided he needed a rest as we started to climb the 1:10 hill on the other side.
Our ride took us to a small local village where we discovered a lavender and sunflower meadow. Unfortunately we didn't have time to stay and run around in the flowers but we'll certainly be back soon.
On the way home I talked about the hare and the tortoise with Reuben after Lianne sped past shouting "so long, losers" and disappeared into the distance. In the end the tortoise won through as we passed her on the way up the hill with Reuben shouting "you're the hare Mummy".