Ahhh.....what a week. I had four school talks to do on Thursday and Friday which all had to be pitched at different ages...gaahhhh. I am still a bit of a novice at public speaking so felt a bit stressed and prepared like mad for it beforehand, but I think they all went swimmingly - and it was actually great fun brainstorming ideas for characters with 150 kids or so at a time. "God, you're brave," said one of the teachers to me afterwards. No - just foolish, I think, but we all had a laugh doing it. I tell you what, though, I was so knackered by the end of Friday afternoon, how do teachers do that all day, every day?
Before that, it was Lovely Partner's birthday (21 again) and we made him a surprise birthday cake - well, I say 'surprise' but you know what kids are like.
"Dad, we've made a surprise for you, I'll give you a clue, it begins with 'C' and you can eat it," eldest daughter said cryptically.
"And it's a cake," youngest daughter said, slightly less cryptically.
We've just had a weekend in Center Parcs as a birthday treat which was fab - I know people sans enfants probably think that would be hell on earth but it was great. Lots of screaming down waterslides by day, and way too much booze by night. I am now anticipating coming down with something vile, having accidentally swallowed loads of water while I was showing off to the kids doing handstands etc in the pool but never mind.
Right - am fit for nothing but reading the papers and watching Lost now. Night all...
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