Monday, July 11, 2016

When WonderWoman met the Iron Man

Took two of the Swansea grandchildren to Surrey for GrandSon1's 5th birthday party. Checked first that Husband could find an hotel with a family room for us. He googled and muttered about the ridiculous price of most rooms then said, 'I suppose you wouldn't want to share a bathroom?'
'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.
'Not drive?'
'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.


MaryB said...

Sounds like a great party! (And I agree with hubby - glad you didn't have to share a bathroom.)

Trubes said...

Well done Gramma or rather Gramps of the of the year!
I laughed at the thought of you all sleeping in a dormitory style of room,
hope there were no pillow fights.
Our daughter Kirsten lives in a village in Surrey called Bramley, with hubby and
two children.
Glad the children enjoyed the party, it certainly looks as if a lot of effort
and planning went into it !
Isn't the weather dire, it humid and very wet here... Grrrr.

Love Di.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Have you thought of giving Granny classes ?

Liz Hinds said...

It was a great party, Mary!

We were lucky we had pillows at all, Di!

I can only be patient with my grand-children, sonata!