Bea rang just as we were heading home - she'd wanted to know if i would book Enormous Au Pair a riding lesson (Bea has enrolled EAP on Weight Watchers, booked five weeks of aqua aerobics and bought a stairmaster - more to follow) to see if the horse could "gallop some of the weight off her". I advised Bea that the stables were closed today as they were all at a horsey event in Gloucestershire but that I'd do it on Monday. Bea seemed quite miffed at this "but what am I going to do with her, she's eaten four crumpets and half a pound of butter for breakfast". I left my sister gnashing her perfect teeth in leafy Dulwich and tuned into the conversation that Mac and Amelia were having behind me. "Granny has never seen Titanic mummy!". I expressed minor disbelief at this. "She hasn't seen Finding Nemo either mummy!" he added but this time with a hopeful note in his voice. Amelia, slightly miffed that her role as film buff was being attacked, retreated into a sulky huff.
"After dinner mummy, can we watch Finding Meno (my baby still gets that wrong sometimes) and then Tanic (sometimes that too)?" After a glance at David, I agreed we could. Mac then proceeded to summarise both films : "Meno gets lost and meets a shark and big fish called Doris (it's actually Dory) and a lady and man kiss - yuck - and it sinks". Amelia said she was looking forward to them both and would buy the popcorn. I made David stop at Sainsburys before she could change her mind.