Last week I told you we’d been celebrating H’s birthday, but because he was at school on the day, those celebrations carried onto into the weekend. We’d saved up his Pokemon birthday cake for when his friend, and fellow fan, came round to play. I took H out for a Chinese (his choice). The only downside was the fact that we forgot his homework until Sunday evening and it proved a bit stressful fitting it in at the last minute.
Over the weekend we also staged an Easter Egg Hunt and we had a lot of fun creating an Easter egg trail and hiding eggs around the garden. Later in the week there were Easter bonnets to be made before school broke up on Friday.
There were toys to test out from the new Guardians of the Galaxy film.
One evening we had Western Power Distribution turn up and plonk some temporary traffic lights outside our house. They started digging up the pavement in front of our neighbour’s drive, but didn’t bother knocking on doors and telling people what was going on (although they might have told our neighbour as they were effectively trapping their cars in) . They were still working when I went to bed after 10, but as it was low-level background noise I fell asleep ok. What I didn’t find so easy to sleep through was the digger backfilling the trench at 3am. Couldn’t believe they thought it acceptable to do that on a residential road. I did complain and they said it was an emergency as some people were without power, but you know a bit of courtesy and consideration wouldn’t go amiss. I got the impression though that they wouldn’t change their behaviour for the future and would just deal with the complaints as they came in.