Well, that was lots of fun. Heaven knows how it will come out on tv but we all enjoyed ourselves anyway and it was nice to see Katy and Becca too.
Film crew arrived at 9.30 (well actually 9.15 but i was still in my jamas so they had to wait!) and we spent the day with them. They’ve just all left.
I really hope it will be okay – we didn’t do anything we don’t normally and after feeling a bit weird initially, i have to say the day felt sort of paced fairly normally really, at least normally for a “not just had a baby” day. I didn’t feel we had to fake anything. The kiddies all played a lot, i read a just So story, we did a felt reptile collage all round the table, they filmed Fran doing her reading and writing practise (and promised that they wouldn’t only just use that bit! lol!) we used the DWN stuff for various reptiles (i copied the reptile-y pages and laminated them to make it easier!) and we managed to get the Africa map and some hama-beading in too! The weirdest bit was having a Katy/me interview in the kitchen and the various “set up” shots of Fran or whoever doing things, presumably for them to use as pictures to bits of conversation and so on. Fran and Maddy utterly revelled in it (rofl’ed to myself at Maddy acting up to the camera!) Amelie gave cuddles to the entire crew and there was one very funny moment when Katy and i walked away from the table while they were all drawing and the kids pulled this incredible “surely you must have set that up” perfect HE moment out of the bag! Oh how we laughed.
Anyway, all the kids were highly adorable, i was very proud. It remains, of course, to be seen what they actually make of us on camera but i doubt we will be more than a moments worth anyway. Becca and Katy are obviously in decent hands anyway, they were all nice people so far as i could tell. Oh, i now realize i need better lighting, the room looked much nicer with their big filming light in it!!!
Maddy and i are off for a one night jolly tonight- see ya tomorrow.