London Trip

This morning, Elliot went off on a school trip with his year 6 pals for three days to London Town.

They have an action packed few days on plan although travelling by coach, so will take a while to get there and back.

Olly claims he won’t miss Elliot but that has already happened – although obviously Olly won’t agree to that 🙂

We hope Elliot has a ball and enjoys his time away. He took a camera to record his memories…

Kinda quiet in the house tonight….

Stitches are OUT

Which of course is GREAT news BUT….. he still has a bandage on his right paw as it is really not in a good way – we have a further appointment on Tuesday so it is cutting it really fine for the birthday holiday… I.e. we fly on Wednesday morning….

In other news it has actually snowed this morning – probably enough for a snowman in the garden – might try to persuade the boys to nip out later ❄️🌨⛄️

Jingle Balls

On Monday of this week, Hugo had an early appointment at Palmer and Duncan’s for a small de-balling operation – we also elected to have his rear dew claws removed at the same time since he would be anaesthetised, it made sense for the two jobs to be done together. His claws have been I growing on both legs and he hates having the clippers used to cut them back. We thought that would be a quick and relatively easy job…. sadly, we all know what thought did….

Anyway, we are now almost one week later and he has been back for rebandaging of his legs (his plums are healing beautifully and in honesty we think he hasn’t yet noticed the missing spuds due to his leg bandages) twice now. It seems that the cost for a single bandage on a leg is approximately £25 and Hugo really doesn’t like it – whatever paste they pop onto the bandage to help with the healing process (we assume) causes the little monkey a reasonable amount of pain for a few minutes. He can remove said bandage in under 3 minutes so we have had to keep an eye on him all week long – the nights are particularly painful as we need to sleep but listen out for that all too obvious licking noise that preempts bandage removal.

He has another appointment on Boxing Day so we are hopeful that this does not incur double charges – prob should have checked that when accepting said booking…

Anyway, Merry Christmas from Los, we hope the fat fella brings all that you wished for and that fun is had by all 🎉💃🕺🍾

Christmas trees….

We got the tree out of the garage last week and Vicky got it out of the box during the week. Sadly the top section was causing the built in lights to fail 🙁 The tree came from Costco 3 years ago so a quick call to Costco and boom, take it back for a full r fund they said 👍

So, we head out this morning with the trailer and three in tow, stopped at the Seed Room in Middlestown for breakfast with Grandma and Grandad and then on to the co of the cost.

The r turn took all of 5 minutes with a full refund placed back onto Vicky’s debit card – the icing on the cake being that they have the new version of the same tree in the Leeds branch so we popped one in the trolley – at a total cost of £15 – since the new one is that much more expensive than the previous one.

We also bought a real tree while we were there since we bought one last year and it was the best real tree that we have ever had – this one looks just as good although we are leaving it a few days before dressing so that it acclimatises to hate room 🙂

So there you have it – a total result all around it seems – take a look at the Disney tree in the snug – in fairness the snug has become the Disney room but is it too hard to capture this in a photo.

< he lounge setup is still work in progress while the tree acclimatises….