Caro Well it's been nearly three years since I hung up the babyjogger but (assuming you have the type with three wheels), the trick is to try re-aligining the front wheel by trial and error. If it pulls to the left all the time, loosen the quick release on the front wheel and re-align it ever so slightly to point more to the right. Then try pushing the babyjogger along again (preferably do this on a flat path with no camber, rather than a pavement) and so on and so on. Some models have a way of making that adjustment permanent by means of a small screw at the back of where the front wheel goes into the front fork.
EF I think it depends on whether you trust the school/teachers or not. LB was in reception last year and the teacher he had has 15+ years experience of teaching 5 year-olds to read. Sure, there were time when I thought that the books he brought home seemed too easy for him. Or other times when he didn't seem to do much reading at school. However, I just had faith in the school and the teacher and, low and behold, his reading developed and continues to develop. Proof of the pudding and all that ... Sounds like Lou is doing well, so I wouldn't interefere (personally). Instead, I'd just make sure that she is reading plenty of stuff at home and then you can keep an eye on things.
MM Yes, I had Crystal Palace tickets and you'd still have been OK for five seats. From what I've read, the stadium will now be reconfigured to remove seating and prepare for West Ham moving in, then there's the rugby World Cup in 2015. So, I'm guessing that the Diamond League will revert to Crystal Palace again next year. If so, I suggest you get tickets for that as soon as you get your priority email (normally around February). It's much less frantic and more enjoyable overall.
I sneakily did the Olympic Stadium Anniversary 5 mile race last week which involved running round the Olympic Park and finishing in the stadium. The entry came with two spectator tickets so LB and Mrs B were in the stadium cheering me on. Despite being overweight, unfit and still not healthy, I almost won the MV55 category. There's no way of knowing who was who at the time but I was only 3 secs behind the first MV55.
The Copper Box venue has just opened to the public for things like badminton and basketball and the Velo Park is due to open next year (velodrome and BMX). Ditto the aquatics centre. Should be good.
Well the athletics was great again today. We went prepared for a downpour but it was roasting hot instead. So crowded, though, and the Usain Bolt hype is just silly - three hours of top class athletics and then, as soon as he come on to the track just to line up, everybody is on their feet taking pictures with their silly big iPad cameras.
Top tip is to get the DLR from Straford International afterwards - no queues.
It's not hard to get tickets for the London Diamond League MM. Just go on the UK Athletics e-mailing list and you get priority booking when the tickets go on sale in February.