Turns out the weather forecasters weren't joking about it being windy outside - I cycled 8 miles this morning but it felt more like 20! Normally I would have given it a miss but I haven't been out on the bike since Saturday due to punctures and other commitments so needed to get out, even if it was only for a short while.

So, the long weekend did feel rather long in the end, what with watching the boats on the Thames (on TV, that is - not mad enough to drag two kids to go and stand by the river in the rain!), a street party on Tuesday (interrupted by the rain, naturally), and most importantly as far as Nicky was concerned, going to see Thomas the Tank Engine at Colne Valley Railway on Monday. We were lucky as far as the weather went, with just the one shower, and the kids enjoyed it. We got to ride on Thomas:

We also got to ride on Daisy:

We also got treated to a story re-enactment, where naughty Mavis the Diesel knocked over some cans because she wasn't listening, and Thomas had to come and get the Troublesome Trucks...

Nicky also got to have his face painted, and Nicky and Kitty were both fascinated by the model railways. There was also a miniature railway that we could ride on. Overall the day provided good value for money and the kids both had a good time. There are some more pictures here.

This weekend has gone quite quickly, which is good on one hand but on the other I have lots of work to catch up on and could do with more time!

Keane Ingram

A father of three and husband of one. I enjoy spending time with my family, staying active (especially cycling, running and capoeira) and playing video games. I also enjoy reading and watching films.

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