We came down to earth last Thursday when Ian was up not long after 5am to make his trip down to London. Not too much later Chris and I were off to Alder Hey for a routine appointment, it was unremarkable though pretty long, (9am till after 1pm) mostly just sitting round waiting for things to happen... we shared some birthday cake with Ethan and his nan (Ethan, who is at exactly the same point in the same regimen as Chris was turning 3 years old the following day!)
Friday was more fun, just after midday David and I met up with Moth, Fledge and Jamie in Chester. We all walked down to the park together and then David went off to do his own thing, while the rest of us settled in the park to have a picnic. We followed that up with a walk and icecream down by the River Dee - all very pleasant! Later we headed back to town to meet up with Chris (Moth's friend), we had coffee and sat in the gardens outside the cathedral until it was time for me to go and catch the train home!
A few pics: