'With the children?'
'No. Other people.'
At last he said, 'Okay, I've found one.'
'With our own bathroom?'
Got through the journey without too much grumbling - from the children that is: Husband moaned a bit about other drivers - and arrived at the house of Elder Son and family just in time to change.
Then Elder Son said we were going to walk to the hall for the party.
'It's not far and there's nowhere to park.'
Egham is a remarkable place. You'd think that WonderGranny walking down the street accompanied by mini Spiderman, Superman and WonderGirl would at least raise a few eyebrows but the locals took it all in their stride.
It was a great party. Elder Son and Daughter-in-law had worked so hard and continued to do so throughout the traditional party, with crafts and games and party tea.
|Made by Elder Son|
|Amazing backdrop made by Daughter-in-law|
|Elder Son who started a new job this week came as Iron Man on his day off|
Everyone enjoyed the party although GrandDaughter1 and GrandSon2 were a little shy with so many children they didn't know. They soon came into their own though when we got back to their cousins' house and could all play together. I wouldn't like to tell you exactly what they ate during the day/weekend but sugar figured prominently.
Then it was back to the hotel to sleep. The room was ... fine. It was clean. Four single beds in a row and a bathroom of our own with shower, toilet and sink - but no plug. Understandable: they're easily stolen. And of course no bedside lamps or hair-dryers.
One big factor in favour of the hotel as far as GrandSon2 was concerned was the aeroplanes. You get a good close-up view as they zoom over when your hotel is at the end of a runway at Heathrow.
But we all got home safe and sound after a fab weekend and I slept like a log last night.