2007
03.20

The Elephant’s child

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So, poor old Thomas has now learnt that headbutting skirting-boards doesn’t bring much joy.
bump on the head

He was climbing up and over his little chair, when it tipped, at a perfect distance for him to collide with the wall.
bump from the side
He stopped crying withing seconds though, and didn’t seem disorientated or anything, just looked like John Merrick in “The Elephant Man” for a bit, which was a bit heart-breaking. I checked out NHS Direct which has a section on “Head Injuries – Children” and followed it carefully, though Thomas signed “eating” when he saw the frozen peas that I tried to put on the bump, so at least I knew he wasn’t feeling sick. Other than that, there wasn’t much I could do. He is a bit under par with a cold anyway, so getting him to “sit quietly” for a while wasn’t too difficult.

One thing I wanted to blog about was our trip to the Guildford Spectrum “leisure pool”. It’s so great. Thomas absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to take him again, and it only costs £3.90 if you go during the day, which was a bargain. The only failure was taking him to lunch at the “Brewers Fayre” next door. The food borders on inedible at these places, it seems unbelievable that they ever get returning customers. Mind you, we were spoilt the weekend before with dinner at “The Guinea” in Bruton Place as a treat from Josep and Rosa who were visiting London.

That’s another thing I meant to blog about – Josep and Rosa, Rosa’s mum and aunt were on a quick trip to London, and we managed to meet up with them at the Tate Modern for lunch. Here are some great pictures from the lunch time, though dinner was for serious chin-wagging, so we didn’t get time to take pictures with all the catching-up we had to do! photos from Tate Modern

  1. poor old Thomas! hope he’s feeling better and hope you guys are all keeping really well? I’m thinking of you lots and looking forward to catching up with you at some point soon. just wanted to drop you a quick line so you didn;t think i’d forgotten you :o) biggest hugs, Sx