The most cheering news of the day for me was that my passport, complete with visa, is in the post and I should receive it tomorrow. Wink was going up to London today to fetch hers in person. So we're on track. I still haven't sorted out my transport to Heathrow or my insurance mind you, but that's because I've been having far too much fun today.
Weeza had an appointment locally this afternoon, so she brought the children over for us to look after them. It was a beautiful day, really hot and I took them to a local playground, not the one in the village but about five miles away. I thought an Emergency Russian would be a good idea, so packed a hot cross bun - not that it was hot, you understand, but 'cross bun' doesn't make sense. Anyway, as soon as Zerlina heard about it she decided she was hungry, so I shared large pieces for her and small pieces for Gus. Then they went on the swings - z had a go first, then I put Gus in the swing and she pushed him, then she went on the adjoining swing and I pushed both of them, then I received a phone call so spoke to a friend and kept pushing both swings. Oh, how I multi-tasked.
Later at home, I gave Gus some tea and had just cooked boiled eggs and toast soldiers for z when Weeza arrived back, so I made a pot of Earl Grey fumé to drink while z ate. Weeza was pleased to hear about the park and Gus's first experiences of bun and swing.
This evening, I went to the high school's Spring Concert, which was absolutely brilliant. The huge enjoyment of music shown by the students is lovely and the standard is very impressive. My ears are slightly numbed by the rock bands, but they're very good indeed and extremely dedicated. I wonder if some of the musicians have much time for the rest of their school work, actually. But maybe they are good at multi-tasking too.