We ended up going through little paths we've never taken before and seeing different parts of our village (I genuinely thought we'd been everywhere in our village!) For Eric it was an adventure of the imagination - "We're exploring the Wild Interior", "Look, a cat, it's on the roof, it's jumped into that pot" (there was no real-life cat!), "Look, some stepping stones".
We saw a real cat and Eric followed it as it ran across the path in front of us before disappearing through a hole in a gate. Eric went to peek through to see where it had gone.
We rescued a worm that was getting baked on the pavement in the sun and we stopped to look at bees and a beetle with yellow knees.
If I was leading the adventure I would have chosen to go out of the village and into the countryside, so it was really interesting. I thought I was quite a child-led parent but it was actually more difficult than I thought not to choose where we were going, so it has made me realise I have some way to go. We'll definitely go on another Eric-led adventure soon.