Well, it has taken a few weeks to get the details in place but we have finally managed to get our home up with an estate agent and is now officially for sale.
We hope to be moving over to our new house in Flockton within the next 4 to 6 weeks (we are somewhat dependant on the solicitors getting their acts into gear and finalizing the agreements) and so it would be wonderful if we can get the Ossett house moving on to its next owner and occupier.
We have enjoyed 13 years in Ossett but have decided to move on to a dream house, a house that has 400 years worth of character and 399 years of challenges to work on over the years that we will live there. It will mean a longer commute to school for the kids and overall slightly shorter (albeit probably a little more expensive for daddy) and a little shorter for mummy but it will be worth it.
Wow – just where have the last 10 years gone?? Our little boy is growing up FAST !!!!
Happy Birthday Elliot – we hope you enjoy a super fun day and are spoiled just a little 🙂
All our love, Mummy and Daddy
Last weekend, daddy and Lee were treated by their families to have a day playing out at the Bedford Autodrome with 40 other guys and gals to race various cars around a multitude of different circuits. The weather had been glorious for several weeks so of course Saturday was the day that the heavens opened for the majority of the day!!!
We started with a lovely full english breakfast and were promptly put into our teams of around 12 and given the plan as to which vehicles we would be driving first. Our team (team Rosberg) were going to be going straight onto the Formula 3000’s – the only cars that did NOT have an instructor sat with you and of course a 3 litre V6 engine with little weight and of course RAIN – oh my this was to be fun. We loved it of course and managed to put in what we felt were pretty impressive times – when we look at the video that they shot of us, it really doesn’t look that impressive – take a look.
From here we went onto the Caterham’s in a race against another car that was sat on a mirror of the track that we were on – it was like driving on ICE!!! Then the Landrover Defender experience which just reminds you as to how impressive cars can be with hills and streams and all that.
Next up was the Ariel Atom – an explosively quick machine that simply had daddy’s head exploding – he was seeming unable to get his head around breaking BEFORE cornering and NOT during cornering. The brakes are lethal and once they bite hard, there is nothing stopping the car – so one spin in it at the end of the main straight under braking and a small 30 foot field trip on an early corner where I simply locked up and went straight forward…. 🙁
Lunch was served – a beautiful steak with the trimmings – then back out to the BMW M4 GTP – holy crap these things are FUN. Daddy managed to get the quickest lap of ALL 42 people on this so managed to bag a prize later in the day 🙂
On to Caterhams again but this time in a circuit environment and it was at this point of the day when the heaviest rain came down – that car was the MOST fun of all of the cars but also the most crazy – it didn’t warrant anything really to push the rear end out into insanity 🙂
Finally, we finished the day in the two seater Jaguar race car (same as the F3000 but with a different body and two seats) which was just awesome and then lastly the g0-karts which on we tracks are just great fun.
A truly wonderful experience that was made possible by Vicky and Caroline – happy days and great fun.
A quarter of a century has passed since dad departed our world – while we don’t think of him everyday, we know his wisdom lives on in all of us. My boys recognise his picture instantly, although they never knew him nor will they ever understand why he is not with us all.
We have been reading some of the wonderful messages from various friends and families who had differing levels of touch with him over the years – it is truly wonderful to read these messages and for such vivid images and recollections to still be available to people is truly touching.
It all gives perspective to our usual and ordinary lives in a special way.
Dad, it goes without saying that we all miss you (even my own boys who never met you) and we will continue to do our best to use the wisdom and skills that you gave to us and of course pass it on to the best of our ability to those around us.
See you again soon 🙂
We have a pretty big week ahead of us – three estate agents coming to review and value ForkHall in readiness for putting the place up for sale.
Then we have the meeting with the bank to arrange the mortgage for the new pad…
Gulp – we hope it all works out just fine – much to do and not enough time…