After 18 years of being together I really should know better than to listen to one of Pete's "great" ideas. But no last night I had to listen to him and even go along with him. So in the pitch black on New Years Night we got togged out with warm clothes, torches and our GPS and went geo-caching. We managed to find 2 caches, a scratched hand, a bashed shin, a huge puddle which resulted in a soaking wet sock and trainer, a terrified son and a large, muddy, slippy slope - I'll leave the result of that to your imagination! It would help if our wonderful children had the first idea about how to use a torch and that it is better if you shine them at the ground rather than in your parents faces at every opportunity. It would also help if the GPS would switch on quickly as that would prevent us from doing a mile round walk across the said muddy slopes, through woods and brambles and across ditches to find out that we had parked the car 20 feet away from the bloody cache in the first place. So from now on Pete's night time activities are going to be seriously curtailed.
I must add here that it was actually great fun - but I still won't be doing it again at night.