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Sometimes the best days can come from the most unpromising starts.

This weekend was FA Cup Weekend – otherwise known as that time of the year when everyone gets excited about a team they have never heard of because they got new brave boots for Christmas and somehow caught a premiership team napping. Being a loving wife, I agreed we could get a few jobs done and then spend lunch in the pub watching the football.

We went to a local pub of the sort that would have made my blood run cold pre-Alfie: It has an indoor soft play area.

This time the planets aligned and we had the most incredible day: 

We got a table right near the TV and ate a fantastic lunch. 

Alfie cleared his entire plate which was nothing short of frightening when you consider it was a proper child’s plateful and he is still a mere scrap. 

We went and played in the multicoloured room of plastic hell and I even kept up the tradition of soft play areas the country over and evicted some big kids who were just a little too hyped to play nice.

And then, just as I was thinking it was time to quit on a high and pack ourselves off home, our friends appeared out of the blue with Alfie’s buddy. 

And that, as they say, was the end of that. 

Alfie got to play, I had a chance to chat and Keith got to catch up with his friends AND watch the second game, which for once I was all behind for the two reasons: 

a) it was a local team and 
b) I had bet money on them winning – which they did.

Alfie even got to practice his solo locomotion – oh yeah did I forget to mention that? My boy is walking!

I’m excited from the point of view that it is SO sweet watching him stamp at the ground like a little toy soldier before setting off for a few paces and falling flat on his well cushioned backside. He doesn't do it very often - he would rather maraud around the place with one fingertip dragging behind him for balance - but he’s certainly on his way.

All that excitement took its toll, so yesterday we had a bit of a lazy day involving snuggling on the sofa together.

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