Anyhow, I got to go on a high speed train ride, at £1.50 for me and Toddler Boy it was much better value than First Capital Connect. It also had the added bonus of making me feel a bit dizzy when I got off, after going round and round in circles. Toddler Boy was impressed. However, the best was yet to come in the shape of one of the St Albans Fire Engines!
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the crew twice before. Once when a piece of raison toast caught fire at work. It wasn’t my fault, I was cornered by an elderly person wanting to tell me their life story. The second time was also at work, when a series of mysterious electrical surges across the galleries caused lights to blow in sequence. A bit like in Poltergeist and then the printer caught fire. That was a lovely drama, one of my more enjoyable days at work.
The local Firemen are all rather nice to talk to and to look at. So, me and Fifi didn’t mind it when Toddler Boy (AKA Fireman Sam) and they hubby wanted to climb aboard and spend hours looking at all the buttons and hoses. It was nice standing in the sunshine with Elvis to keep us entertained and a whole crew of Firemen to look at…
The day was a success, I know this because Toddler Boy had to be dragged away in tears. I quite like the idea of Community Days, keep them coming.