Toy donation

We are midway through a pretty intense clear out from the boys rooms – there are loads of toys that have simply not been used in years so we found a car bootful to take to the tip (broken / lost parts etc) and then two bootfuls to go to a charity shop.

The Salvation Army in Batley seemed very pleased to be the recipients of the gear as they stated that they only had girls toys at the moment – we certainly managed to redress the balance.

Elliot and Oliver had a moment when they saw how pleased the small boys and girls were (that we visiting the store) when the items were taken into the shop. Simon asked them to try to remember that moment as it is such moments that makes us all such nice people – ie wanting to help others wherever we can and feel good to be positively helping somebody.

Hopefully we will not be hoarding as much stuff in the future…..

Big day today – the end of an Ossett era

Today is a big day for us – finally we have exchanged contracts on the sale of 3 Turner Close and we are expecting the cash transferring later today. It is a sad day in some respects as Turner Close is where we began our little family. but then it has been a long time in the actual selling process for one reason or another. Hopefully we will be celebrating later tonight.

The house is now emptied of all of our stuff, has been cleaned and is ready for a new family to make their own memories in the house.

 

Vertically challenged

Last week we noticed that the bushes to the garden shed were no longer high enough to walk under. It transpires that the wall between our garden and next door had collapsed… 🙁

The gardener removed the shrubbery so that we could inspect the damage and once it was removed, we saw…

It would appear that the neighbours have very recently been pruning back the bushes just over the other side of the wall – so it stands to reason that maybe somebody leant against the wall and….

However it happened, clearly it was not very stable and we need to get it rebuilt and strengthened…