“There’s no such thing as the Gruffalo” he said.
But Lego dad had been wrong before.
Yesterday, wasn’t a noteworthy day, until the night went on and conflicting reports came in from Manchester. Manchester, my university city for four years, the people who welcomed me, and a place I called home, and very nearly stayed.
Today, I awoke to news of children targeted at a concert. Not random people in a country far away, but faces that don’t look too far from the same age as my daughter in a city I love.
So many questions, but what I do know is that there were more heroes involved than people responsible for what happened. I know that Manchester is a city that is facing this as one. And I know that events like this remind us to appreciate and show love to the ones around, and not to wait till tomorrow.
But to do it today.
Its a little complicated, and not a short story, but we brought a new bike from Halfords for the Little One today.
After the fun of choosing, racing around the store, and walking out Halfords with the new bike, we took it for a test drive down on the Exeter Canal. Double Locks was the obvious place for a
cider break rest place.
Please see Tales From The Toyshelf, if you’re confused about the Lego guys.