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…..
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.
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…
Happy Birthday Elliot – we hope you have a fantastic day – all our love, mum, dad, Oliver, Hugo and Eddie xx
Elliot’s iPhone 6 is dead in that it no longer works as a phone – the phone part is simply BF’d 🙁
So, for his birthday, we agreed to upgrade his phone so he is now the proud owner of a shiny new Apple iPhone 8 in red.
The deal with 3 was really rather good so for £50 down and £42 a month we have all you can eat everything – feels like it makes a mockery of Simon’s SIM only £30 a month….
He is of course busy sorting all the apps that he needs.
Olly is similarly pleased as it has effectively supplied him with an upgrade from the old iPhone 4S to an iPhone 6.
Also, Simon has an appointment for next weekend to have a new battery installed by Apple in his phone so that should give it an extra lease of life until the new phones are available 😉