I came home after a full day at work to be greeted by a very tired and fed-up Peter. Fed-up because he had just spent an hour and a half on the phone to BT telling them our internet was down, again! After being passed from pillar to post he was told that there was a local problem and we should get the service back in 24 hours. I wasn't too happy with the prospect of no blogging, shopping, jigsaw or any of the other myriad things I do on the internet but then surprise, surprise it's back again.
My day at school went fairly well, not too many dramas with the kids, just a couple of bumped heads at playtime which developed into noticeable bumps. I gave the boys cool-packs and left them in the capable care of a member of staff who has the pediatric first-aid qualification. Before that incident I'd dealt with a wailing child who had fallen and grazed her knee. We had another drama at home-time when a boy in my class had put his finger into the button loop on his coat, twisted it round a few times and then tried to put his arm into the sleeve. The result was one hysterical child with a finger turning red and rapidly swelling up. Swift measures had to be taken and the loop was cut to release the poor finger. We had it under the cold tap when dad turned up to collect the child but the finger was still looking rather swollen (the child could bend his fingers) so I suggested they went to their doctor or the hospital if it didn't settle down. That's about a normal day in terms of injuries for a class.
It's been a dry and often sunny day. Coming home this evening after a shopping trip to Lidl's the evening sky was streaked with subtle shades of grey.