This is not a natural state of affairs for any of us, but apparently, a good time was had by all, and it is to become a regular event.
And before you all start having a go at me and telling me I'm letting the side down, I had my reasons.
- If I'd gone, who would have stayed at home and kept four tribes of Virtual Villagers alive, bearing in mind that this lot are more concerned with solving puzzles and collecting awards than they are with providing food for the poor little cartoon people. Being an expert in providing food, I was the obvious choice.
- You know how they always say that you never forget how to ride a bike?
It's not true.
Anyway, the Father of This Lot seems to be making a real effort at cementing the cracks in his relationship with his children.
So much so, that one night while he was at work, I felt obliged to send him a text saying:
You've been a really good dad today.
And believe me, in the list of sentences I thought I'd never type, that one ranks right up there with 'I hope Liverpool win on Saturday'.