Saturday, 5 October 2013

What Superman does on his day off


This little man and I dropped everyone off at football and golf this morning, then had a wander round the golf club.  We found some autumn colour.



And a view of the river.



And at the start of the small golf course the first thing I noticed was this fantastic apple tree.



It was huge, and covered with apples.  Underneath there were literally hundreds of windfalls.  Me and Superman filled a couple of carrier bags.  Well, no-one else seemed to want any.  The golfers are all too busy concentrating on being in the zone and comparing their equipment to notice free fruit lying about the place.

On our way back again to pick up the golfer Superman managed a little mischief.


Not only did he climb into a buggy, he managed (at the top of a slope which leads down to the car park) to take off the brake.  They're surprisingly heavy, so once he'd leapt clear, out of the way of any possible attachment of guilt, I struggled to hold it at the top of the slope.  So I climbed on.  It wasn't immediately obvious whether there was a handbrake.  After a moment it was clear there wasn't.  I slammed on the footbrake and spent about five minutes sat there saying things like, "I don't know how to stop this running away" and "Is there an off button?"  No-one came and helped.  In the end I worked it out myself.  I did keep checking it as we nonchalantly walked away.  Last I saw, it hadn't moved...

After lunch Superman headed for the coast for climbing and cycling.


I'm sure it does, but we didn't have any.  Not today anyway.




Scanning the horizon for enemies of superheroes and pirates.



Superman's having a lie down now.  It's hard work being a superhero.  Total breeze being a superhero mum though...

35 comments:

  1. Your superman like as mine. I love the pinkish- red leaves. But the apple tree really make me jealous, cause I can't plant it here.
    Have a nice weekend

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    1. I don't think I could have a tree as big as that either, it was wonderful.

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  2. Oh that superman. We still have days in costumes, but nothing so grand as an actual outing with Superman! and he has a fabulous SuperMum as a sidekick to boot. What a sweet day and what marvelous captures. xo

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    1. Sometimes it's easier to go out with Superman than to get him to change his clothes!

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  3. Sounds like you ended up being the superhero today ;-) ! Lovely photographs as always!!

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  4. Oh my, those views - breathtaking. Although not quite as breathtaking as a runaway golf buggy, lol. Well done, SuperMum !

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    1. I was a bit shaken there for a while. There are some expensive cars in that car park...

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  5. It's nice to see Superman having some time off from saving the world. Good apple tree find too. Are those pictures of Clevedon?

    Leanne xx

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    1. It is Clevedon Leanne, well spotted. We like to zoom along the front.

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  6. What a delightful post. Superman, and his Supermum, obviously had great fun, much better than football or golf. Flighty xx

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  7. This was such a sweet post. I think you're both pretty super. :)

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  8. What a lovely day out with a super hero. The golf cart sounded scary so good you found the break!

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    1. It really is, they're quite hard to hold with your hands!

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  9. Sounds like a busy day for a superhero! Love all the photos, especially superman looking out for other heroes and pirates!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, I liked that one too.

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  10. Awww, you've brought back so many memories, being out with a Superhero. Well done with the golf trolley, I think I'd have had to leave it and hope it didn't cause any damage.

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    1. I think it would have taken a couple of cars and maybe even a golfer or two if I'd left it! I like to think someone would have helped me if it had started going really fast...

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  11. Behind every superhero there is a Supermum (to pick up the pieces)..

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  12. This is so cute! How fun to follow Superman around on his adventures:) Looks like a wonderful day finding autumn color and glad the golf cart didn't run away:)

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    1. Thank you Kari, we did have a lovely day, it was one to remember.

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  13. Your pictures made me smile - my son used to dress up as superman too at that age, Glad superman and Supermum had such fun and glad your golf buggy adventure ended without mishap!
    Sarah x

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    1. It must be nice to go out in costume I think. I've a feeling people would stare if I did it though.

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  14. Oh my gosh! This is so darling! I love the title, the sentiment, everything... He looks like he is in heaven and I imagine you were as well with all the beautiful scenery surrounding you.

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    1. Thanks Devon. He did have a good day, he is usually so full of joy for everything.

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  15. Scary moment with the golf buggy ... but super hero's Mums are totally super heroes themselves!

    I find myself wishing my lot were still that small ;)

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    1. It was a bit scary there for a moment! I know I will miss the Superman phase and the littleness when it has passed. Am enjoying it while I can.

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  16. Beautiful photography and storytelling! I love that your boy goes out as superman - my boys would do the same!

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    this guy makes huge candles filled with sea and waves, it's beautiful!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ToddBorka

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