On Wednesday, I took James and Eleanor to see Father Christmas at the Magic Cave:
Thanks goodness for the drawing and reading books I took, a friendly mother next to me in the queue, and Simon for leaving work to come and take them out (to the free state museum across the road) for an hour, given ti was a 2-hour wait! Next year I'll take them out of school one day in early December and beat the crowds! Luckily it was worth the wait - they thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank goodness also for the revised Christmas Day forecast - instead of a stifling 37C, we're expecting a much more manageable 30C.