It’s been another wet and blustery one here!
We had a really nice bank holiday weekend, despite the weather being a bit iffy. You’ve already heard about our outings to the Devil’s Dyke and the Fitzwilliam Museum here. On Sunday we saw family and enjoyed looking around the Ely Food and Drink Festival. It was incredibly busy, and they’d run out of fancy scotch eggs, but we got to have some rather delicious salt beef and drippy-but-nice ice creams.
On bank holiday Monday, the boys went for a Lego-fest at their grandparents house and James and I went for a walk at Houghton. It’s really pretty there and the cream teas (the scones are freshly made with flour from the mill) are amazing too. I then persuaded James to drive another half an hour to take me to the Cath Kidston factory shop near St Neots. I’ve been wanting to go for a while and I picked up plenty of bargains – it was great!
On Tuesday it was back to school for the boys. After school Tom gave us all a nasty shock when he fell off the slide in our garden and cut his head open. It is was all very scary as there was a lot of blood, but it quickly became apparent that the cut was actually quite small. We had a panicky trip to the minor injuries unit where he had his head super-glued. There followed an anxious night of checking on him, but he was absolutely fine the next day. I’d only been saying the other day that we hadn’t had many accidents. Well, now we have – and it was scary. Minor injury units really are fantastic and we are very grateful for ours which is five minutes away.
Unfortunately on Wednesday night, poor Gabriel had a nasty bout of sickness. What is the best solution to duvets and pillows that get soaked in sick twice in one hour? I’m yet to find it. A mad dash to Tesco’s to buy new ones at midnight ensued. Of course, the next day I remembered we had some spares hidden away in a blanket box. Oh well, at least they’ll be some new spares in place for next time (if I remember). No school for 48 hours, so there was lots of Bovril on toast and Lego-building. I was particularly impressed with this castle that the invalid made in about 15 minutes…
Then on Thursday, it was Election Day. I managed to get out to vote on my own and decided to follow my heart rather than my head. I think we were all a bit surprised this morning, weren’t we? I really did think it would be a messy, close-cut thing. It all seemed a bit sad, actually – even if you don’t agree with someone, it’s never nice to see them losing their seats after many years. Three party leaders resigning in one day is pretty unusual too, isn’t it? All a bit unsettling, but life goes on…
Hopefully we’ll have an uneventful weekend now and be back on top form for Monday!