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Saturday, April 05, 2014

With just four months to go until Toby's birthday, Amelie's made him a card...

She wants us to send that in to Cbeebies, so that he can have his name read out on Birthday Time. It features all his favourite TV characters: Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos, plus Tree Fu Tom in the sky, and a nod to Shakin' Stevens on the left. The green door lifts up to reveal a photo of Toby. Or it will do, once Amelie finds out where I keep my photo paper.

Anyhoo, it's a good job someone in this family is organised. Amelie's never had a card featured on Cbeebies due to her parents leaving it far too late every year, and failing to get it in before the deadline, so I'm pleased that we can hand over full responsibility for Toby to his sister. I've given her a stamp, and she knows the way to the post box, so I just need to get another key cut for the front door, and we're laughing.

Yesterday was officially the first day of the Easter holidays, as Amelie had an inset day. Wikipedia claims that they're also known as Baker Days, but I suspect that edit was made by Kenneth himself. It meant that Lisa had the pleasure of spending all day with both our children, so by the time I got home from work, she was barricaded into the airing cupboard with a laptop, trying to book herself a one way ticket to Dignitas.

I'm joking of course. Toby's broken our laptop, so Lisa's going nowhere.

Fortunately I was able to give her a break by taking Amelie straight out to her weekly swimming lesson, where they handed me this certificate...

I think the extra 'A' is for effort. And she didn't mean to do a forward somersault, she just slipped on the soap in the shower.

Anyhoo, on the subject of sporting achievement, it's about time I did my bit to end world poverty by predicting the result of the Grand National. So for the benefit of anyone who could do with a few quid, here are the guaranteed winners of this afternoon's race...

1st. Prince de Beauchene at 25-1

2nd. Alvarado at 40-1

3rd. Chance du Roy at 40-1

4th. Burton Port at 20-1

5th. Big Shu at 20-1

I've also had two quid on Vintage Star at 100-1, so with just the teensiest bit of luck (which, to be honest, I probably won't need) I'm confident I can top my 2012 record.


David East said...

I don't follow these things, but I did catch on the news that a horse with 3 words in its faintly French name won at 25-1, so I assume you've got a big grin on your face this morning.