This photo was taken by me hiding inside the house. You see they've got balloons.
Yes. If there is one thing in this world that sends me into a cold sweat its being in the presence of balloons.
Children's birthday parties are a trial, always had been. I remember once being at a work chrissy thing and there were hundreds of balloons suspended in nets from the ceiling, ready to be dropped at any moment. I left early. I couldn't bear it. And everyone kept asking why I kept staring fixedly upwards.