This week has been extremely tiring. Having spent Sunday to Wednesday evening in hospital with a poorly Pob we didn’t have much time for the outdoors this week.
However, the play facilities at Lister Hospital in Stevenage are fantastic and provided us with some outdoor time even in hospital.
By Tuesday afternoon The Pob was tired of being cooped up in a room with me and The Dog and was ready for a little exercise. Off to the playroom we trotted. What I didn’t expect was outside space. The weather was overcast and warm (not hot). So we took the opportunity to venture out.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the outdoor area, climbing frames, slides, ride ons, scooters, a seesaw, playhouses. But the best things we found were the guinea pigs and the huge rocks.
I was amazed that a hospital has guinea pigs but Marilyn the play worker has been determined to provide the children with varied experiences and even runs a guinea pig wash once a month. The guinea pigs were definitely a favourite and perked The Pob up no end.
By Wednesday morning The Pob was climbing the big rocks in the garden. I went to take a photo but didn’t have my phone. I did wonder if this could count towards his 50 things but thought perhaps the rocks weren’t quite big enough!
So here is a photo or two of him playing inside including meeting Bella the dog…