She was thrilled.
"Mummy, come! I need to wet your toe-toes!"
She then spent ages transferring water from basin to bucket with a cup.
And later, it was very important that the seahorse had a drink.
She spent an hour and a half out there. Proof that the simplest of games are sometimes the very best.
And after her nap, we did it all over again!
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