Just a shorty, yeah right, to catch up over last weekend.
Friday we went off to London, meeting up with friends on the train, to go on Duck Tours with a small group of home edders. We booked the whole 'boat' which was lovely. Anyone not knowing what Duck Tours are about can check the picture below. It's a WWII 'duck' which was using in the D-Day landings and has been modified by putting in seats, a roof and roll down plastic windows. The tour starts off on land and then enters the River Thames by the side of MI6, travels up to the Houses of Parliment, comes back down and then re enters the road. Tour lasted about 1.5hrs and Callum loved it, especially the River Thames bit.
Callum next to Desdemona our 'duck'
Our guide was lovely and very funny. And we didn't just get facts and figures, but some extra information such as the reason 10 Downing Street, most railings in London and London cabs are black dates from when Queen Victoria was in mourning for Prince Albert and they were painted black our of respect.
Saturday Callum spent the day at home whilst I had a girlie day out in wet and windy Margate visiting the Turner Gallery and the Museum. May take Callum there another time if there was an exhibition on he may be interested in, but to be honest I think he would prefer the larger galleries in London where there is more to see.
Sunday was a lazy day.
Today, we had a doctor's appointment to see if we can get some Occupational Therapy sessions for Callum as he is now saying that it hurts his collar and shoulder to write. We remembered last week, after discussing his pain, that he had fallen from a swing whilst on holiday when he was about 4 and had suffered a suspected cracked collar bone. We are being referred to CAS(?) where they will have a look at him, discuss his problems and take it from there as to whether he will need OT or Physiotherapy.
After that we came home, had some lunch and wrote up our Duck Tours. Then maths! Estimating weights and measures today; bit easy, but I could tell Callum wasn't really in the mood. Went well.....
Whilst sitting and having a cuppa a bit later the electrics kept shorting out! Hmmmm, went around switching everything off, rebooted electrics and then switched back on what was necessary. No, shorted again. No reason that we could think off; nothing had suddenly been switched on or off and TV and computer wasn't doing anything silly with updates. On Phil's return we went through everything individually having had the electrics short out twice more. Discovered that the plug socket that the washing machine was plugged into was full of water...eeeek! Wall wasn't damp, so couldn't understand where water had come from until we realised that the iron was on top of the worktop laying down. Oooops, Callum had forgotten to stand it up again after his weighing session and the water had leaked out from the steam reservoir, gone over the worktop, down the gap by the wall and into the socket. Oh well, lesson learnt about the fuse box, water and electricity no mixing and about being a little more careful about putting things away. Could have been worse. All fixed now!