Actually not really. But yesterday Sam did a full day workshop at a local theatre on a Hogwarts theme. While not the first time he has been away from me that long (he’s a scout who happily goes off camping) it was a new sort of set up for him. He was nervous in the morning I could tell and as such I spent all day hanging around Portsmouth as promised not to go far. He’s never really shown any interest in this sort of thing but he was going with a friend and that swung it.
He seems to have enjoyed it though, talked to people, was a bit miffed at getting sorted into Hufflepuff. I only got a vague outline of what he did but he did bring home this lovely wand.
I enjoyed the day less. Portsmouth is a really appalling place away from the Dockyard (although quite like Southsea seafront). For a city with the historical and cultural links (birthplace of Brunel and Dickens) it does have it, really doesn’t capitalise on them. Hey ho – managed to have the haircut I have been putting off since August and start a bit of Christmas shopping.