We walked down the path to the left in the photograph and with the help of a ladle scooped gelatinous stuff out of the pond by the Wendy House.
They had come with their granddad SS in search of frogspawn, clutching two jars and a plastic box into which we put some spawn, water and a bit of weed from the pond - watercress.
Then we went on a tour of the garden, had a biscuit and a drink and a peer into my daughter's VW campervan which has been lodging with us for the winter.
Now to Tom and Bob - if you creep around the back of the church in Lindal-in-Furness at this time of year you can see snowdrops spelling out their names. These were put in many years ago - it was by J, I and E's great great grandfather - and the names are still legible.
It is surprising that they have not lost their shape after so long.
It is good to share the garden, especially with children, and try to answer their questions - try.