Takes a long time to get a house moving in the morning when there's five people to get through the bathroom (and chaos when two different people feed the dogs. They love it. And are capable of eating their entire feed and then looking half starved by the time the next person enters the room, thereby getting the second feed.) and Sherlock begs for pancakes, because it's pancake day [Shrove Tuesday] Mycroft!I'd almost forgotten you could do that. Don't. Pancake day, Shrove Tuesday - everyone knows what I mean! [It's plebeian] And? I'm a pleb! Stop it. Anyway, yeah, so Sherlock manages to negotiate pancakes for everyone for breakfast, using logic to defeat all my arguments, and begging to defeat the ones logic failed on. And enlisting Mary on his side as a final blow to any objections I had.
John got a phonecall, and it was so late it was decided we should head to the park to let the dogs run off their mammoth breakfasts. Sherlock climbed trees, the dogs somehow ran about without being sick, Deimos completely destroyed one of their tennis balls by catching it mid-air with such a hard bite it disintegrated. He looked surprised.
And then...we went to the cafe, for a sort of lunch-ish snack, given most people had eaten ther bodyweight in pancakes not long before, and, as John's phonecall earlier had worked out...in walked Mrs Holmes and Mary's mum.
Danger's face looked a bit like this, but even more smiley:
That was him the other week, in the hotel. Hence the hotel-brown wall behind him, and low lighting. And smile.
Obviously Mary was delighted, and there were hugs and a few tears and a lot of tea as they caught up a bit. And the boys were glad to see their Mum, and I've no idea how, but Sherlock managed to drink an entire milkshake, despite there being no possible way he could fit anything else in his body, unless he's been fitted with a tardis as a stomach.
So...Mary's leaving us today, which is kind of sad, as she's been a brilliant houseguest. But it'll be nice for Mycroft to get his room back, too, given he doesn't get much time alone nowadays, as he shares a room at school.
And now Sherlock, Mycroft and John are compiling a list of things we cannot have panc...Shrove Tuesday without. So far it's maple syrup, sugar, lemons, Nutella, Jam, bananas, blueberries, icing sugar... and this all for a day where you're supposed to be using up the last of your rich food for lent. Riiiiiiiiiiight.