Birthday Party Tainted by Theft
Yesterday we went to a Family Fun Day, in a local park with my daughter and the grandkids. It all got a bit manic but was good fun none the less.
This is a picture of a massive snake in the reptile exhibition. Not sure what I feel about people being photographed with it. Seems like it might be a bit stressful for the snake!
There were 2 stages with live music, food and craft stalls, fairground rides etc. We spent a long time at Rugby Tots which both boys seemed to enjoy.
After a picnic lunch we went to the play area which was like something from animal farm with the older kids marauding around and not giving the little ones a look in. So we retired to the sand pit where a younger version of animal farm was taking place! 😂
On 2 occasions I had my spade nicked by different toddlers.
Having survived the event we went to a friend's 50th birthday party in a venue on the seafront in the evening.
All went well until, when we went to leave I discovered my hand bag had been stolen. It happened in the space of a couple of minutes and, it turns out, was captured on CCTV.
My phone was in the bag, along with my purse and house keys. So, having reported it last night I am now cancelling all my credit cards, blocking my phone and John is getting ready to change the locks. What a miserable way to spend a Sunday.
I wish I'd asked the Manager to show us footage from an outside camera as well as the inside one in case we could have seen which direction the thief went in. Maybe he abandoned my bag and just took the cash. Too late now though.
All in all I think I've lost about 300 quids worth of cash, credit notes and store card balances. Worse though is a few irreplaceable personal items that were in my purse. One from a friend who is now deceased. 😢
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