On the opposite side of the road from beautiful Claythorpe Watermill
lies an Enchanted Forest.
While adults love the beauty and tranquillity of the watermill,
younger children love charging around this place...
..if they can find the courage to slip past the slightly scary blue wizard
who guards the entrance.
There are cute little cottages
of child-sized proportions
all set in pretty woodland.
There are several magic mushroom houses,
and even a toy shop!
A cute row of terraced houses for the three little pigs..
Luckily for the pigs I didn't spot the Big Bad Wolf
but they had better watch out for
these rather fierce-looking
The horse in the paddock didn't seem too perturbed, though.
Later that evening we went along to our village pub,
The Railway Tavern.
The field next door is home to some cows - including this beauty.
See the heart shape on her head?
I wonder whether she is called Valentina.
The barley field opposite the Tavern is fringed with beautiful poppies.
Ming Ming was unable to resist picking a few.
Their beauty, and our freedom to grow them,
is a source of never-ending delight
and wonder to her.