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On the hunt for a trampoline...
On the hunt for a trampoline...
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I managed to avoid all things football over the weekend which was quite a feat considering there was the Scottish final and the other half was rooting for Crystal Palace.

I packed the kids up and took them to see Zootropolis at the Adam Smith Theatre where, funnily enough, many other mums looked like they’d had the same idea. Fantastic film by the way - especially the spoof Godfather scene.

By way of recompense, said other half (still reeling at the football result) spent one hour on a gloriously sunny Sunday tracking down the very last 8ft trampoline at Asda.

You read the reviews online and people say: “Great product. It only took one hour to build - thoroughly recommend it.”

Next one: “Yeah, fantastic. Practically popped out of the box, instructions were really easy to understand. Built it in no time,” etc etc.”

Sold. Got the thing home and one hour later the kids chorus: “Is the trampoline ready yet?” No.

Two hours and two bored faces later: “ No, it’s still not ready. I told you not to run away with the screws. Everybody LOOK FOR THE SCREWS!”

Three hours later it was up. Hurrah!

It’s proving popular - I even had lunch on it Bhudda style on Monday.

And changing the subject slightly, did anybody watch Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown?

Despite being a huge fan of his, I haven’t managed to yet but I read a review on Sunday morning saying he hadn’t quite pulled it off, especially when he (shock horror) rattled through the “Now is the winter of our discontent” line.

I don’t believe it. I refuse to believe it. Benedict is perfect and that’s that.