Amy had 3 friends sleep over Friday night. It was a last minute request. They'd been to school to see their Year 11 friends off to the prom and I think they were feeling a bit deflated at being left behind and wanted to do something fun themselves. They soon came round after a film, a takeaway and a bit of a pamper party. They were happy to crash on the floor but we got the blow up bed down for them and left them to fight over that, the settee and the chair. I don't know what it is about camp beds but I could hear them all rolling around on it giggling. I'm surprised it stayed up with 4 of them bouncing up and down on it.
When I came down in the morning I found Amy flat out and adopted daughter writing on her forehead. The old jokes are the best aren't they.
Amy and adopted daughter have completed their first day of work experience. It's at the local cats home and they started at 9am and finished at 2.30pm. Tea was at 5pm and afterwards they went straight upstairs and promptly fell asleep. I don't know, the kids these days have no staying power.
It's been housework for me again today. I get very little satisfaction from cleaning these days. In a way it was better when Amy and Thomas were little and made a mess. A quick tidy up of anything primary coloured and a good hoover up of wotsits and biscuit crumbs and it felt like a show home. Now it always looks the same whether I clean it or not.
I do get satisfaction from this though. I've not done any over the weekend but I've managed a little bit of the ship this afternoon, inbetween bobbing in and out to watch Wimbledon.
The best news of the day at Number 38 is there are flowers in the garden. The hanging baskets came into their own over the weekend and we finally have colour in the garden.
I've even got two red strawberries. I wonder what the chances are of being able to pick a bowlful for the tennis finals in 2 weeks.
Which reminds me, we've still not been strawberry picking yet. But before we do that, we're off on another outing tomorrow. We're going to West Yorkshire to Oakworth where they filmed The Railway Children. All aboard!