Al fresco dining hasn’t worked out well for me.
In an attempt at surprising my husband on his birthday one year, I packed up a lunch, and whisked us to some grass and trees.
A second attempt with children in tow, ended in a mad dash to the car chased by a gang of murderous bees.
Despite my sad record with outdoor meals, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic, a popular children’s song that I’d somehow never heard of until Spotify coughed it up a few months back, is camping out in my mind.
It follows me around, keeping me company as I try to avoid Omicron. I find myself humming the tune, the lyrics running through my mind as I go about my Covid-boring days.
If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you'd better go in disguise…
The song has been recorded many times over the years, Ann Murray’s version being perhaps the most well known…
But my personal favourite rendition is the one I heard first, the one Spotify dropped into my life all those months ago…
You’re humming it now too, aren’t you?