...was easier than I expected. Especially considering that almost half of that number were children under 10.
On Saturday, a big bunch of us went to Brighton on a day trip. It was pretty chilled out. We didn't lose anyone, it didn't rain and grumpiness was at a minimum. Toys were shared in good spirit, with all the boys (except Jake, who was the youngest there apart from a 7 month old baby) reverting to type and gathering in a group and shooting at each other at regular intervals throughout the day. Jake wasn't quite old enough to be brainwashed by the arcade on the pier so we took a ride on the little Volks railway to the Marina and back, just for the heck of it.
However, it was somehow still exhausting. I'm still recovering!