I woke up this morning to a text from my friend Sarah. It said “God, this is tense isn’t it”. At first I thought that the school holidays was getting her down already. Then I thought the cat might have gone missing, or that she was rowing with her hubby. Then, it dawned on me. Of course! the ‘footie’. I switched on ESPN just in time to have missed the England game this morning, but I caught the goal and I guess that was all that mattered in the end, n’est pas?
Started to get ready for the days events: Swiming lessons x2, watching the Germany game at afriends house over lunch and a 6 year olds disco birthday party in the afternoon. Military precision was needed on the planning of the snack and food front – snacks for swimming, birthday cake alternative for the party etc and so we left the house at 10.30 armed with a bag of food containing Udi’s bagels with jam, Udi’s muffins (http://www.udisfood.com/glutenfree.php) and WholeFoods gluten free chocolate chip cookies, lots of fruit and some rice cakes, plus a birthday gift and a big bag of swim stuff.
At 11.12, I got a text from Martin to say that he’d just experienced a 5.5 earthquake in Toronto. What? How ironic that he’d left California and experienced a quake of that magnitude on the East coast. The first they’ve had in 15 years apparently. Crazy. (http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/23/tremors-felt-in-toronto-ottawa-reports/)
Germany won their game too. Will find myself divided this Sunday when England and Germany go head to head.
We survived the disco – in a church hall in Sausalito. (http://www.herecomestheguide.com/location/detail/campbell-hall-and-garden/) An idyllic setting. Quite breathtaking. The kids had a great time running around and I enjoyed taking in the view. After that, I decided that it was high time to go home and use the digital babysitter. I warmed up some hot dogs and put on a movie while I checked in online for our flight tomorrow. No time for gourmet gluten freeness today… London here we come!