This is how it went.
I returned home from walking the dogs to find the rest of the family watching TV. Biggest Loser had just started.
I took off my coat, got a drink, chatted a bit, watched a bit of the show.
The kids started giggling.
What's wrong with you lot?
More giggles, becoming increasingly uncontrollable. My daughter had tears in her eyes.
I failed to see what was funny.
I cleared the table and set up some soldiers for a solo game to try out some new rules.
Bed time arrived and the kids headed up stairs.
Mrs RC asked if my game was finished yet.
You can leave it there over night and finish tomorrow if you like.
I joined her on the sofa.
We watched TV for another hour.
"You're not very observant are you?"
"Not usually." I answered quickly looking around to see what I had missed - new hair style, outfit, furniture, pictures.... Nothing new that I could see.
Finally, seeing my helplessness, Mrs RC pointed at....
THE NEW TV!
Yes, our little old one that we were using until we decided what new one to get had been replaced while I was out with the dogs! They guy next door had just bought himself a new 50" jobbie and gave us his old one. Cool! Takes the pressure for a new one off until after Christmas, at least!
But how did I not notice?