Today was a day of many firsts, being in charge or any children, particularly more than one, and in an environment with many potential risks is not something I am used to. So it was with some trepidation I took on a "responsible adult" role, again, not something I have to do on a regular basis. To paint a picture of the type of day out imagine an eccentric millionaire, robots singing ABBA songs, antique slot machines some of which having highly dubious material for children (What the Butler Saw??) and a strangely impressive patriotic dancing fountain show with sing along sheets for the National Anthem and automated Union Jacks. Coupled with far too much sugar and artificial colouring thanks you may think this was a recipe for disaster. However, thankfully for all concerned the day passed off successfully with only a few children soaked from the fountains or covered in ice cream and none lost permanently which seemed to me, although no expert in such matters, a reasonable success.
So now its time to get back to real life for me...this means a busy day tomorrow of organising a film shoot in all major European languages, planning training, booking flights then finally topping it off with a 7 hour drive back coast to coast of the UK.