But a good form of punishment would be to leave it on his face all day.
And that is what we did.
He ate pancakes with his mascara war-paint on.
Truth be told, I just
Our day trip to the countryside took us to a 1,400 acre estate called Polesden Lacey which is situated on the North Downs in Surrey.
Now this is how I always imagined the English Countryside to be. Rolling green hills, big old trees scattered through open fields, patches of forest, the odd mound or two surrounded by a crop of trees which one is best advised to avoid, especially around the times of twilight and day-break in case one accidentally finds oneself transported to a different time and place altogether...
There was running down hills and rolling in the grass (well, some of us were able to do this...!)
(yes, I know dad, if we were living in New Zealand Luca would be shearing sheep at his age...)
The thing is, this English Countryside reminded me so much of typical Waikato Farmland it was almost painful.
MENTAL NOTE: don't visit the English countryside if you are feeling homesick and missing the wide open beautiful spaces of New Zealand. I mean, you might as well just give yourself a papercut and pour lemon juice on it while you're at it.
We then took a look around the extensive grounds of Polesden Lacey estate. Very impressive if I must say so myself! I couldn't imagine mowing all those lawns though... there'd have to be a LOT of cold beer waiting in the fridge for me if I was to take on that job!I'm sure you can only imagine our delighted surprise when we stumbled across a wee jazz band providing entertainment and helping to create a wonderfully relaxing and cosy 'Life Is Good' atmosphere to a perfect day out.