On Saturday Matthew learned to ride his bike! He's been having a go on his pedal bike periodically since June, and was feeling a lot better balanced when holding him recently, so on Saturday we tried letting go for more than a brief second, and he was off! He had several goes on the way to the park and on the way back he happily rode several hundred metres all by himself. Absolutely brilliant.
And on Sunday Mike and I went to an *actual gig*. Terrorvision at Koko in Camden. This involved Matthew's first time with a babysitter - which was in the form of a sleepover at his former childminders, and being dropped off at home afterwards. We had an absolutely brilliant time - they played the whole of the Regular Urban Survivors album (it was a 25th anniversary tour) and then another set with loads of favourites, including Pretend Best Friend, Alice What's the Matter, and finished with Oblivion. Despite a dodgy knee I bounced my socks (well, tartan tights) off. And they finished 5 minutes before my alarm for the "We must go now or we'll miss the train", which was just perfect timing really. Tax the Heat as support were pretty good too, and we arrived before they started, so all in all it couldn't have gone much better. And despite tears when we left him Matthew had a lovely time at Hania's too - so it's all good.