Love this busy blog! Thanks for all the memories and comments yesterday, it'll be an interesting day. I don't think I mentioned that September 11th is child 2's birthday and after the programme in 2001 drove home to be jolly for her 8th birthday party. So yes, we are now deep into the 18th party plans which spreads over the whole weekend. It starts tonight with hundreds of teens descending on Mayo Mansions. We are not welcome and are under instructions to make ourselves scarce. Movie, friends, whatever. That's fine by me as I'll know I'll just walk around tut-tutting in a middle-aged way "I think that's your 13th beer sonny." "No you can't ring for pizzas." "No we don't have any Napoleon vintage brandy, try cider."
Think I'll booby-trap the trampoline and barricade upstairs. A day to clear up and then the family all arrive (must remember to de-fuse the trampoline by then as you know what the grandparents are like).
I'm looking forward to Monday already.
2 show Friday. To 5 Live for some movie talk with Mark and Michael Fassbender, star of the latest Jane Eyre adaptation (and pretty much everything else at the moment). Then to the mighty ARF so pick that ARFO with care and deliberation.
Have a splendid and intoxicating Friday, see you after 2 and 5.