Nine o'clock on Friday evening, Ben bounced out of his second session at scouts announcing that he had signed up for the bicycle orienteering competition next Saturday!
Amid my panicked thoughts on "Ben? Map reading? In the forest?" was the realisation that Ben hadn't been on his bike since July. Up until then he'd been out every week - but then as things with Al's parents got really difficult, we just hadn't had the chance.
So today - back on the bikes for a lovely spin around the park....
.... the sun was out, the pond was nearly overflowing from all the rain in the week -
it was quite glorious :)