1999: The big day has arrived – the social engagement of the year – Matt and Lou’s wedding. I greeted mum at 7 by presenting her with a nappy full of poo. Only thing was as I went to show her a lump of it fell in her bed. We had a bath and got spruced up in our wedding clothes and set off mid-morning with Nanny and Pa. I stayed in the church for 2 whole minutes and then mum took me out. I don’t know why, I would have been quite happy to stay longer. I played “runaway, runaway” and mum wasn’t too pleased. Eventually we went for a walk down the road to get some sweeties and a drink from the shop. We got back to the church just as everyone was coming out and off we headed to the reception. There was music and I danced and pretended to play music with Pa and then went and shook hands with the musicians. At the table where there was a present waiting for me of books, pens and bubbles. I wandered off at one point, Pa followed and we wandered around. When we got back to the hall we discovered that everyone else was running around hysterically hunting for something (or someone!) I fell asleep at 9.45 following 5 whole tracks of dancing in mummy’s arms.
2019: Chilled day with Zof watching movies. Decided on Chinese for tea and, having spent £40 I did not want to pay £4 delivery so off we went to collect it. As I was driving, in my rear view mirror, I saw a horse and rider get knocked off behind me. I rapidly turned round and headed back to administer first aid and keep the 15 year old girl as calm and reassured as possible. Unfortunately, her horse had to be put down at the scene and fortunately there was an air ambulance in the skies. She was conscious but badly injured and am hoping that some of my actions helped reduce some of the impact. Got to Chinese 3 hours late but they now cooking us another one (Police said the constabulary could have paid for it if it hadn’t been £40 – think I deserve that much Chinese right now)
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