Bank Holiday Monday – 30th May 2011

With the weather forecast suggesting that the Bank Holiday would be something of a wash-out, we decided against any great plans for going out anywhere for the day.

Emily enjoying a swing in the park

Instead, we settled with a short visit over to the park in Cookham followed by coffee at Mum’s house.

Emily and Sarah

Rebekah and Holly in the silver birch

The vegetable plot showing signs of growth

One of the French beans in the vegetable plot


This afternoon the girls helped Sarah to make cakes while I listened to the unfolding drama at Wembley as Reading took on Swansea in the Championship play-off.

It started promisingly but within the space of a couple of minutes, Reading were 2-0 down and then Swansea scored a third before half-time.

After the interval, Reading emerged as a new team and pulled the score back to 3-2 before Swansea scored their second penalty to make it 4-2 to the Welsh team.

Even as Swansea were celebrating, strange things were happening in Cardiff, where England were taking on Sri Lanka in the First Test.

After scoring 400 in their first innings, England replied with an impressive total of 496/5. Sri Lanka then simply fell apart in their second innings, garnering a mere 82 runs for their ten wickets giving England a stunning victory by an innings and 14 runs.

In the evening we decided to take the girls out for their first visit to Pizza Express.  They all seemed to enjoy it and we had a good evening.

What had seemed like a wash-out Bank Holiday at the start of the day ended up being a busy and fun day spent with the family, tarnished only by the defeat of Reading.

Rebekah's impressive dessert at Pizza Express

Sarah and Emily

This entry was posted by philhbray.

2 thoughts on “Bank Holiday Monday – 30th May 2011

  1. Don’t mention the football! 😦 The width of a post away from an amazing comeback. So close. And I won’t talk about the horrific standard of refereeing!

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