It was another up at the crack of dawn start for Henry show number 501. This was a return visit to Martham Primary School in Norfolk - I have been visiting this school for a while, in fact so long that when I first used to visit it had a different name! It used to be West Flegg Junior, but due to an amalgamation or two and some re-organisation it has morphed into Martham. It is a lovely school, large, airy and with some really lovely friendly welcoming teachers. The children are pretty wonderful and special as well. The journey up was relatively painless, apart from having to listen to Sarah Kennedy again. To hear her twittering on about going to the Henley Regatta this weekend was enough to make you want to chew your own foot off. Well it certainly makes Alex Lester's Best Time of the Day Show before it sound absolutely wonderful, which it usually is anyway. Even Johnny Walker, sitting in for Terry Wogan, was an improvement.
We had a great morning - so many laughs. One of the teachers during the morning break thanked me for making the Friday so wonderful and said she couldn't remember laughing until she cried at school before. Bless her! It was almost unbearably hot again, but thankfully a slight improvement on the heat at Wandsworth the other day.
The afternoon was loud, wild and fun. The joust in particular was so loud I was waiting for the roof of the hall to blow off. It was a very closely fought joust with four fantastic teams battling away. Eventually, it was a gents team that surged to a close, but deserved victory! Some of the lovely kids helped me load my stuff into the car and I was on my way. The journey back was mostly good until I hit the A130 where I was stuck for about 45 minutes in slow moving traffic because of a crash. But I was soon at Amanda's place in Basildon and cuddling James, until he decided that playing Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii was more fun than me. Fair enough!
Back to Somerset this weekend.