12.57am on Tuersday morning and we awere all woken up (like the rest of the country) by the shaking and rumbling of an earthquake. Very frightening, especially when your bed is under the chimney. I should imagine that we would have been more frightened if it had been daylight and we could see the bed and furniture bouncing about. Sarah was very worried, Jamie asked what it was and then went back to sleep. Sue and I slept restlessly for the rest of the night until 4.00am when there was a nother minor tremor and then something large fell over in the loft with a bang. There was no damage to the house. I decided to be rather naughty and my class wrote about their experience and composed some delightful poetry about earthquakes (shame, no literacy hour).
The rest of the oak doors I ordered arrived on Thursday, so I celebrated by dropping one on my foot when moving them into the house.
On Friday Sue and I went to see a film called ‘Only’. It was set in Ireland and about the music industry. Very entertaining, I can recommend it.
Charlotte came with Lucas on Saturday, Suraj was having a Poker week-end with his friends. I went to coach the colts against a Northampton side. Stupidly I demonstrated to our kicker how to kick a goal into the wind and my foot exploded in pain (Yes, it serves me right). In the evening Sue and I went to a fancy dress party in aid of a friends 60th birthday. Because, of my foot I couldn’t dance, but I did have to run down the room and pass a ball to the birthday boy to demonstrate how I gave him a pass that led to him scoring a try on his 50th birthday (very painful!!!). Sarah had a swimming Gala, she swam in the adults and came first in a couple of races. Afterwards, Charlotte and Sarah spent the night doing their nails and cleaning up the sick from a quite poorly Lucas (I think I know who had the better night!)
Mothers Day: Charlotte, Jamie and Sarah gave Sue some lovely presents and did the washing up, though Sue insisted on making Sunday dinner. I planted some gladiola, Jamie washed his car, Lucas and Charlotte fell asleep on the settee, Sarah went on the internet and Sue read the paper.