Next week the two girls are doing 'own a pony for a week' at our local stables. They go there all day every day and care for the ponies, muck them out, ride them, groom them. The week after that they go somewhere else and my son comes home. This is what it's like when you are a parent, you embed youself in a network of other parents and spend the summer shuttling youngsters around, so that they don't get bored and you can continue to hold down a job. Phew.
Yesterday H and I went for a cycle in the Peak District. Then we went to a party to celebrate gfk88 getting his PhD in Very Hard Sums. His girlfriend had hired a hall, and hung it with fairy lights and cut-out numbers. Mucho food and drink and lots of happy smiling faces. Had a great time.