Okay, well I've often said it's not boring here, and last night would confirm that!
So. Picture the scene. Ben in the back garden with half a dozen of his friends having a sleepover in the tent. We've set up the TV and DVD so they're all sitting eating pizza, chatting and chilling on the decking. Now, we've lived in this little house for 13 years, 2 months and 2 weeks (roughly!) and it's a quiet little corner of the town. Back to last night. Jeff and I are watching something on the box and hear a lot of noise outside. Look out window. Jeff "That's someone jumping the fences" The next 1.5 hours were like something from Road Wars! So, Jeff is at the front of the house, and he can see the 2 criminals in the garages. He's shouting to the police where they are and how to get to them. I think "S***, the kids" As I go into the house to tell them to come in, they all run in from the garden. One of them has shinnied our fence and come face to face with a bunch of 14 year olds. So, bit of calm. Jeff and me chatting to police. Kids stress, can hear sounds in the bushes. Jeff and a policeman in the garden. He shinnies over back fence. Caught about 2 gardens later by police and their dogs. Now, when you watch that on TV, it doesn't sound anywhere near as loud as in real life with the police shouting, dogs barking. More police. Police helicopters. Dog and handler now outside our house. They were around for another hour. Not sure if they caught number 2, so wasn't keen on kids sleeping out, so living room was heaving with mattresses, sleeping bags and bodies!
After the initial scare, the kids reckoned it was the best sleepover they'd ever been to! We aim to please LOL