We passed a major milestone a few weeks ago – Alex hit double digits! Somehow I’ve been a parent for an entire decade!We marked this momentous event with a thoroughly lovely weekend of celebrations. His birthday was luckily just a couple of days before the government brought in the ‘rule of six’ for gatherings, so we were able to go ahead with his little party.
We spent a brilliant afternoon with his gang of friends (all in the same school Covid-19 bubble!) at the fabulous Herne Hill Velodrome. We’re so lucky to have such a brilliant venue within a short walk of our house. It was built as a Victorian facility and hosted the 1948 Olympics. Refurbished in 2005, we’ve been regular visitors ever since.
Here’s the gang outside the club house ready to and get kitted out with their track bikes:were set up with proper fixed-wheel track bikes: the session, the coach coordinated a kind of pursuit/elimination race. They all cycled so hard, determined to win and completely exhausting themselves. The final three in the race kept going for ages, and we were so proud when Alex managed to win!
So we cycled up to London together on a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon, stopping for Greek food and enormous ice creams in Covent Garden en route.
Happy birthday Alex! Here’s our boy on all of his birthdays!