October and November have been turbulent and travel-filled.
I returned last weekend from ten days in Uganda, where I was 'on duty' over half term with a group of Year 11 students. The trip itself was amazing, but the logistical arrangements to enable it to happen - over a period of holiday for the kids with Hearth-father working - were quite spectacular.
Shaded into the shared google-spreadsheet(!) were the swimming lessons, football club, Irish dancing workshops and nursery sessions with clear instructions about who was picking up whom and when. Secreted into last weekend with little discussion or preparation was a Halloween Party in fancy dress.
Above is what he pulled off! Most impressive was the make-up. Clearly my services were not required. Note to self: go away more often...
Eddie insisted on coming to meet me in his full 'bat' gear - which look slightly less devilish at 9am on a bright November morning.
But it was rapid change into the Ugandan away kit, so that the 'Uganda Boys' can continue to train this season:
And later that afternoon, Nano returned from her even more far-flung travels - with some pyjamas from Hong Kong:
So, my return had a rather theatrical feel to it all. I wonder where they get it from?
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