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After a fun start sorting out breakfast for 7 slightly hung over band members and seeing them off, the day took a downturn when Niamh was badly behaved (again) so wasn’t allowed to go swimming. I took Austin on his own instead and we had a great time, then headed back to the flat and watched a Fast & Furious film together. Nice to hang with my dude for a while, though a shame it was at the expense of his little sister. Hopefully she’ll learn one of these days.

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Another film one, though today was about more than just going to see the movie. Today was Hans’ last day in Glasgow, but it was fairly relaxed after a couple of days of trying to fit a ton of stuff in. Yesterday we caught a TV show recording, walked around the West End, interviewed a band, sampled some rather nice food (from “Kings” on Sauchiehall Street who aren’t on Google Maps) and went to a gig.

Today, we did some shopping, visited my work, enjoyed dinner with two of my colleagues and saw Spider-Man: Far From Home before heading to Buchanan Street to drop him off for his midnight bus to Birmingham.

I hope it’s not another six or seven years before I see him again…

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Finally got to see this only a couple of weeks after release, but as it already seems to be being withdrawn from cinemas. I went with a work colleague and The Boy, and all three of us loved it. Enjoying a film is one thing, but looking over to see your son literally gripping the armrests of his seat, eyes wide and laughing at the dialogue makes it even better.

I initially thought the three-hour runtime would be a struggle for him, but he was absolutely enraptured. As, I confess, was I. Long but not drawn out, a great story with three distinct acts and a superb ending which wrapped up Phase I perfectly. I wonder what the next decade has to bring from Marvel Studios?