The downside to having children close together, is the rapidity in occurrence of significant birthdays.
Last year my five daughters and I celebrated #1's significant birthday at Stobo Castle Health Spa, and so with #2's significant birthday looming on the horizon a year later, we are repeating the bonding experience.
This meant a jaunt down to Stobo this morning to lighten my wallet by a considerable amount of money for the pleasure of the October donning of white towelling robes to seem like a family of polar bears.
His Lordship accompanied me and was persuaded to sit in the café for a coffee so long as he was allowed to turn his back on the resident inmates. He is a man of a somewhat nervous disposition when confronted by women en masse in white towelling robes.
Later, we had a short walk in the grounds of the Japanese garden where this blip was taken.