The Oak King has relinquished his hold and the Holly King now reins, slowly bringing in the longer and darker nights.
It has been a lovely day, tempered with a little sadness. Today was the last day for one of minded children, such a shame when he'd settled so well, but his parents have decided to put him in nursery. So, I tried to make his last day a fun filled one. Obviously, I can't show photos of the minded children, but here's Rye doing the same craft. We started out in the garden, but it was a bit too windy and the suns kept flying off, lol.
By half past five, the last of the minded children left, and Rye and I went out on the bikes, initially just to the garage to pick up some kindling and marshmellows for a fire to celebrate Litha. Alas, the garage doesn't sell marshmellows so we ended up cycling to a wee corner shop near the recreation grounds. This meant a much longer bike ride, but Rye didn't mind in the least. We stopped at the park near me and I showed Rye how to use his brakes. Up to now he's just been putting his feet down to slow himself, but this does mean he wobbles a lot, which contributes a lot to him falling off. He did really well with the brakes, and a wee bit more practise and I think he'll have the hang of breaking gently and then we'll be able to do more cycling, as he'll be able to stop more quickly when I need him to.