5:25 arrive BA56, Fi's parents came and picked us up at 7am and went back to their house for breakfast, we all walked to Beaconsfield shops to organise insurance for the car so Fi & I could drive. Anne and dean came over 12:30pm for lunch, nice people, I was so tired I slept from 2pm - 6pm. Fi woke me for dinner then we showed her parents our photos of Sth Africa before falling asleep again.
Packed and headed to Bath for the night via Reading & Marlborough. Lunch at Hungerford at The John O'Gaunt Inn.
Walked around the historic stones at Ayebury, very beautiful countryside then to the Red Lion for a bourbon. Then to Bath were we got a room at the Kings Arm, great place, very friendly, they fixed our door, we had a laugh in the morning as we locked ourselves out.
Jumina Indian for dinner which had a view of Bath Abbey, Pig & Fiddle for a drink, Cadillac nightclub with Andrew & Mike.
Caught 10:39am train to Baker Street to the 'Nanny Service' 9 Paddington St London for interview then on the Tube to Knightsbridge to the 'Regency Nanny Service' 50 Hanscourt next door to 'Harrods' lush shop.
Then Tube to Earl's Court, couldn't find anything there then to Convent Garden, lunch at The White Lion, drinks at Punch & Judy and Coal Hole with Leroy & Dave (boys from Brixton).
We had dinner in the centre if London 'Convent Garden' outside under a field of 'Hot Mushrooms', lovely and quite pissed now.
We caught the Tube and train home blind drunk and we made it.
6:15 am start, 4 boys Charlie, Laurie, George & Harry dressed and breakfast and left home 8:20am to take Charlie & Laurie to school, then back home, granny minded the younger ones while I took the car Ford RV for a drive to find where I was taking them in the afternoon. A bit of a test drive, any excuse for a cigarette.
12:30pm George's swimming lesson, Harry and I sat and watched, I slept with my head on the table while Harry had his lunch. Took the boys to the park after swim but too cold, collected Charlie & Laurie from school 3pm, home, bath, dinner; spag bol, lovely.
6:45am start, got boys dressed & breakfast, made lunches for Charlie & Laurie & George and drove them to school & pre-school, then Harry and I drove to Stratford and Evesham to look around, quaint little towns not much to see, came home 10:30am had morning tea put Harry to bed. I wrote in log book.
Woke Harry, collected George from pre-school 12:30pm, came home watched Batman Returns, collect Charlie & Laurie 3pm, took Laurie swimming 3:45pm, then home for dinner, baked potatoes with bolognese sauce. I had a bath and bed 7pm.
7:10am start, breakfast done, washing sorted, neighbour came to fix blocked kitchen sink. We went to Tesco for groceries then to Stratford to feed the ducks, then home for lunch.
3pm Carolyn came over with Ian 7, Sarah 5 & Kieran 2 for a play date and pizza, pork sausages and chicken nuggets, fun afternoon.
Fi phoned, she thought I was a pom, being hanging out with enough of them maybe my accent has changed. She started work in home care £4.60/hr shit money in England, never mind it's about average. She will be here 3pm Wednesday to collect me.
7am start, breakfast of pancakes and cereal, got kids dressed, took them to Shire Horse Centre again, Sandy left us there while she did some shopping in Stratford, we were there for 2.5 hrs. We went on the slides again and patted horses, goats, sheep and pigs, some more baby animals were born since last time we were here, how cute, came home 2pm had lunch, Sandy made lasagna & pudding lush!
8am start, Charlie & George were sick last night, vomiting in bed, Sandy got up for them I stayed in bed, lucky me.
Catherine & Andrew Greenway came home 9am, nice to meet the parents of the kids I've been minding all week. I did all the washing, sheets, doona covers etc from last nights vomiting match, no worries, Fi Fi picked me up at 3pm, we drove home, had a huge spliff in the car, Fi's parents went away to Bognor for a few days with Matthew & Dean (Fi's nephews) so the house is ours, we hired a video The Truth About Cats & Dogs, good movie, had shepherds pie, rhubarb yogurt & red wine, relaxing night at home bed by 11pm.
Stayed in bed til 10:30am, relaxing morning, Fi came home from work around 12pm then she went back to work at 1pm, then we went to Beaconsfield, parked at Waitrose, we to post office, posted aerogram to Jane Walker-Lear & postcard to Uncle David, Aunty Judy.
Then to Barclays Bank to inquire about bank account, returned video, The Royal Saracens Head Pub for lunch, jacket potatoes and scotch, then we drove to Wycombe to John Lewis to buy presents for Sarah & Helen as it's their birthday.
Came home hired a video Dead Man Walking had pasta & beans for dinner, french manicure for Fi bed by 11:30pm.
Fi worked in morning, went to Waitrose bought some wine to replace Margaret & John's that we drank while they were away. I ate heaps of cheese on the promo stand, Fi got pissed off with me, returned the video, came home, I got showered and dressed for a night in London (Islington).
Fi worked another hour, went for my 3pm interview at Generations, went well, got on with them, in my plastic party pants, that was cool, came home, Fi got ready, we left 4:30pm, Anne, Margaret, John & boys arrived from their holiday in Bognor.
We were driving 15 mins, Fi forgot her coat, we returned to pick it up then headed off again. We got to Hillingdon Station 6pm and Angel 7pm, 1 hour late, Helen & Kevin were waiting for us, pub crawl, Indian dinner then back to Helen's for party, we crashed there the night.