Saturday, 12 April 2008
While the cat's away... party!
Beth's "Up North" for a surrogacy conference this weekend, so I'm looking after the children. It's Saturday lunchtime now, and I'm hoping to get this blog entry uploaded before I put the pizzas on to cook!
One of the activities the children wanted to enjoy this weekend was to have a 'bubble disco' out on the green at the front of our house. I dug out my old Hitachi TRK3D88 boombox (quite possibly the first thing I ever bought with the proceeds from my first summer job at Sainsbury's, and I think it still holds its own as one of the best portable stereos I've heard!) - fortunately we had eight D-cell batteries, and it was a simple case of uploading some of their favourite tunes to the MP3 player, connecting them together and taking the whole thing outside!
Since the ring road's constant traffic noise was so loud, even when we had the sound right up, the neighbours weren't disturbed by the music, although I'm sure we had some strange looks, as bubbles drifted to their windows...
Funnily enough, a couple of small police cars turned up a few doors down, as a small collection of officers investigated one of the bungalows, but clearly we weren't being a nuisance (despite it being Saturday morning!), so maybe we'll do it again.
I'm sure we'll have more fun this afternoon - depending on whether the children want to go out, and if the rain that's promised arrives, and then David from Jude is coming over this evening to work on some of the demo tracks that we recorded last year(!) and still haven't mixed down.
For now, though, here are some photos from this morning - they're in the gallery, so please feel free to click them for a bigger version.
Posted by james at April 12, 2008 12:56 PM