Elliot broken his foot :-(

Would you believe, not even two days in and the muppet has broken two bones in his foot falling up the stairs….

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In fairness he doesn’t appear that fussed about it although when he realises he won’t be swimming or paddling In the sea, we might have a different story to tell…

At the moment he apparently thinks it is quite funny – something tells me mummy isn’t feeling the same way about it…

The eagle has landed

They have arrived safely in San Francisco and Olly managed to get 5 hours sleep in AND has found his green blanket – was in his bag after all 🙂

Guess it have daddy something to focus on today 🙂 Thanks Olly 🙂

Mummy and Elliot did not manage to sleep so hopefully they will be able to stay awake until tonight (they are 8 hours behind us in England)…

They are off to SFO

It has been a long 24 hours but Vicky and the boys are now just under 3 hours from landing in San Francisco. On Friday night we had tears from Oliver as he realised that daddy wasn’t going to California with them, then this morning over breakfast Elliot was a little tearful, however they both soon got back onto the right track given their excitement levels 🙂

The hotel was very well located so we were able to sit in the sunshine yesterday evening (daddy with a nice cold beer) while Olly watched the planes landing nearby 🙂

We sort of managed to get some sleep (given the excitement levels in the boys) and then got over to the airport in good time.

Simon got a call from Vicky an hour or so after leaving them to find that Olly thinks he left his favourite green blanket at the hotel. Simon called the hotel and they said they would look for it and call later. The call did come about two hours later with no solid news and that they would call back later…. Simon decided to go back to the hotel in person to see if he could push it on…. Sadly the blanket has not shown up and we are now waiting to see if it got mixed up with the linens heading for the wash….

It has been a sad day for daddy really as he left the family at 7:50 this morning as they skipped into the security area of Heathrow’s terminal 2, then spent the day walking to the Westfield shopping centre from Ealing (and back again).

Daddy is now watching the flight online an looking forward to hearing that they all arrived safely and that their holiday has started 🙂

New Headset for Barbara

Simon ordered a Chris King Inset 3 headset for his mountain bike this week and paid for it over the telephone tonight. It a has been ordered from the old LBS (local bike shop) when we used to live in Los Gatos, CA. By buying from the LBS,cSimon has saved around £40 so he is sticking with this as his justification…

He will collect it enroute from the the airport to Rich and Clare’s place 🙂

Happy days – just needs to collect it and arrange for it to be fitted to Barbara when we get back to Blighty…

Bruce is back to full fitness just in time for the holidays

Finally,we have got a secured spare wheel back on Bruce. Simon located a decent eBay purchase from Stockport as the wheel replacement, Sam B sorted the new winch and Simon also secured an eBay purchase for additional security to wrap around the spare to prevent opportunists from being able to quickly snip the wheel off like last time…

So the car is now all set for the trip to Halifax to drop Pepsi off at Grannies and then the long trip down to Heathrow in the afternoon in readiness for Vicky and the boys heading over to California…