|Olympic cast member|
Here is a clip of his section from YouTube - if you pay very close attention you will glimpse a few seconds of the children in blue between about 3 mins 30 and 4 mins!
I went to school to collect him at 11pm on Sunday evening. All the parents applauded the children as they came off the bus, still in full costume and make up, and all as high as kites. We thanked the teachers too, who had given up so much of their own time to chaperone the children these past few months.
|Home from the Closing Ceremony - demonstrating his moves|
The next day, he wore the sparkly blue tracksuit to walk round to our friends' house to feed their hens. I think this was done purely to embarass Olivia. Now he knows how much she dislikes the outfit, I'm sure he'll be wearing it more often (or perhaps threatening to...it is very bright...).
The Olympics are now over - but our summer still continues.
Right now I am drinking coffee and listening to the children potter about upstairs. Olivia is lying on her bed, reading new library books and a new copy of The Beano, whilst smoothing down her new fringe. Cam is lounging on some cushions on his bedroom floor, reading his Kindle and starting conversations with anyone who walks past about Minecraft. I am wearying of discussions about Minecraft.
The hens in the garden are stretched out, sunbathing, and ignoring next door's cat who is lying on top of the fence, glaring at them.
I've just hung out a load of washing, and my fingers smell of tomato leaves because I always run my hands through the leaves as I walk past the plants.
When I've written this blog post I will spend a couple of hours in the kitchen - making a batch of yogurt, baking some biscuits and making a chicken salad for the children to eat for lunch tomorrow while I spend a couple of hours at the hospital helping out with other people's lunchtime.
We are having an ordinary sort of week - quietly productive and very satisfying. I know that come September when the children are back at school and I am at University full-time there won't be any more weeks like this for a long time.
New haircut for Olivia