This afternoon we borrowed the two daughters (aged 7 and 5) of some friends of ours. Antidote Theatre were putting on a new show for younger children - theoretically 3-6 but older ones were there too. It was in a tent on the stage, with benches and cushions, and a sort of animated show of drawings as a backdrop to a story. Only about half an hour long, and it worked very well. Richard helped them with the video animation, and decided to film the show so we could send a copy to Daniel, and offered to take our friends' daughters.
St Helena's Church had their Christingle service in the evening. So we brought the girls home for an hour or so, for a bite to eat and time to play with our cats, then went to the church - which was packed! It was good to hear Tim, now confident in his role as organist. It was a lovely service, all the more enjoyable with a small girl on my lap, even if I was slightly nervous about so many candles, which seemed a little precarious in the oranges! I had to hold mine to the side, while ensuring that none of the children in my vicinity accidentally scorched anyone else's hair!