In case you hadn't already spotted, 10-year old D loves reading. And reading. And reading. He has recently been reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, which he completely loves, and he has been busy explaining the story to me.
So you can imagine his delight when we were asked to get outside and play Capture the Flag in celebration of the latest Percy Jackson book - Trials of Apollo. The rules of Capture the Flag are pretty simple - two teams, lots of space, a base for each team (where you place your flag) and then lots of running around to try to capture the flag from the other team before they capture yours. Fans of Percy Jackson will know the game features in the story, with Camp Half-Blood playing once a week.
So that's what we did. Running around and having fun as a family. Miss T enjoyed the thrill of capturing the flag, and J loved the chance to run wildly. Here's some photos and a video of how we got on...
D was also thrilled to receive a package - a copy of the Lightning Thief and his own Camp Half-Blood t-shirt, thanks to the publisher.
Percy Jackson - Trials of Apollo is available now from all good bookshops.
We were sent a copy of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, and a Camp Half-Blood T-shirt and asked to play Capture the Flag in celebration of the release of Trials of Apollo. All opinions are our own.