Saturday, 30 June 2012

Solo summer surviving: Day One

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So, yesterday was Day One of the Summer Holidays, but I'm only patting myself on the back for the days when it's solo mum, due to PC keeping this thankfully-not-as-yet-leaking-in-the-rain roof over our heads.

We all went volunteering as is my wont on a Friday morning, then dumped a large thing at the Dump, then went to the Library to return non-overdue books (another pat on the back there, Mags), and then drove home through the rain for lunch.

Then a small friend came to play, so I took not two but three boys to the pool for a swim. If you can't beat the wet, join it. After an obligatory cafe stop we didn't visit a friend as planned and we didn't go to buy the balloons for Uncle William's fortieth birthday dinner that evening. Instead boys were delivered back home/to their father who was helping set up technical music things at the local community festival night, and I went to buy birthday balloons for Uncle William's fortieth birthday dinner that evening.

Did you know that there is a world helium shortage? There is, apparently, a world helium shortage. This is not good when both your mother and your newly forty year old brother's wife are expecting you to provide the fortieth birthday dinner balloons that evening. Oh well.

Then we went to Uncle William's forthieth birthday dinner, via the local community festival night. Then we came home late and went to bed. Where Mattman proudly read me bedtime tales from his P5 Writing Book. "Try not to start every sentence with Then". Maybe they'll make better photographers...


Angela said...

Re the World Helium Shortage - it is a very important thing for MRI scanners apparently.
So why are we still putting it into party balloons if we are running out of it? Sorry, Uncle William, all the brides and mothers of new babies - but somehow I feel that our world reserves of Helium should be reserved for medical usage and lifesaving stuff. Or am I being a party pooper?

I am sure that UWs party went well with or without the balloons.

love the glass ceiling in first photo!!

weekend blessings

Jane and Chris said... managed to find some helium?
Jane x

Pom Pom said...

Well, that's a busy day! No helium? Weird!
So, do you swim indoors or outdoors in the rain?

magsmcc said...

Angela, you are absolutely right. No, Jane, THEN we did not find one not any none. Pom Pom, this is Ireland!

Catherine said...

...meaning it's too cold to swim outdoors??!! ; ) A bit past the point now I know & of no use for the MRI bit BUT you can find an alternative balloon filling option here baking soda & vinegar does the trick apparently! I shall have to invite a grandson over & try it out...outside! I really liked the photos...all of them..Much love & happy holiday surviving. Catherine x0x0x