Well, what a weekend! The kids were really into the royal wedding, studying the map and layout of the abbey in Friday's Age, and staying up til 10:30 to watch it all!
Saturday we all headed over to Thornbury to have a look at the Made in Thornbury market. We also picked up some bargain books (a Star Wars movie book, the "big,big,big book of Tashie") and a cool board game "castle keep".
The books and game came in very handy when we tried to go home again for lunch at 1:30 and were stopped in our street by the police, who wouldn't let us go home. There was a "situation" with one of the tennants in the house next to us, and there were a gazillion police officers all over the place! (Including in our back yard, as we discovered once we were finally allowed back home. They had used one of the kids's chairs to stand on and look over the side fence!). A friend and neighbour further up the street sent a message at 6:30pm to say they had finally all left. We thanked our lovely friends who had come home to take us in for a few hours and feed us cups of tea and chocolate biscuits while we waited; and finally headed home.
5 hours of limbo, not knowing what was going on, or even if we were going to get home at all that night! One police officer told my husband that we may need to consider sleeping somewhere else that night, which was actually what we had planned - to go to the in-laws on the other side of town, because my H was in the Great Train Race 9:30 Sunday morning, and we were catching up with my neice for her/our birthday last week too! But of course we needed to get home first to pack our bags, feed the chooks, set the timer to record the new episode of Dr Who (all the important stuff!) etc.
But it all worked out ok, we got the the in-laws for a late dinner at 8pm, got up at 7:30 the next morning, and made it to the race - and he even managed to beat the 2nd train and run a better time than he had thought he would!
So that is why we were late to school today - we let the kids sleep in til 8:30 'cos we were all quite buggered after all that! Tigerboy walked in the school gate saying "if the teacher asks why I'm late I'll just tell her about the police seige and the train race"!
See you at craft group tonight!