We took Teddy up to Virginia Water lake late morning, and spent ages tramping along a kind of hidden path away from all the crowds and bikes and children who aren’t too keen on sopping wet spaniels who desperately want to be their friend. We stopped plenty of times along our walk to take photos (well, duh!) and were lucky enough to come across that handsome little hedgehog! It was actually Ted who spotted him, and it took all our powers of coaxing and temptation to call that dog away from what he clearly thought was a brand new ball lying on the ground just for him. Yeeeesh. Oh, and I promise I didn’t get too close when taking the little guy’s photo, so as not to bother him.
We finished walking just as the hugest storm broke overhead, so took our lunch (a ginormous hot dog for me, breakfast roll for Jason, and hot chocolates for us both) back to the car for a carpark picnic, and sat and ate listening to the thunder roll. I don’t think there are many things in life more wonderful than a good storm, but sitting right in the middle of it with my love *and* a cup of hot chocolate? That’s pretty close to perfect.