Great weekend away

We got back this morning from a lovely weekend at the Sherwood Forest Centerparcs resort. It was an early start as we needed to get the boys to school by 8:30am – we wanted to maximise the weekend by not coming home on Sunday evening as that would mean packing just after lunchtime and hence eating into the weekend significantly.

The boys were at school by 8:10 so allxwas good – suspect that they will be super tired tonight however 🙁

The fireworks were good although we selected our viewing point badly – thankfully Vicky figured out a way to sort it so we soon moved to get the best possible view.

Earlier in the day the boys undertook the Cave Adventure – a man made caving experience – Olly loved it, Elliot enjoyed it and Simon managed to hold it together …. The saving grace be in the knowledge that worse come to worse, kicking the plastic would likely cause it to give way and hence getting stuck would not be an outcome 🙂

Table tennis was also fun – the boys both had a small paddy at different times so thankfully It was only 30 minutes or so – however overall, it was enjoyable 🏓

We hope to be able to do more such weekends as it really shows that more can be done with weekends and even better when Hugo can be involved 👍

Photos can be found here

Sherwood Forest

We have arrived in Sherwood Forest and got settled in – the lodge is lovely – we weren’t sure what to expect given we got Hugo with us but it is lovely.

We were late setting off as we needed to wait for a chap to show up to check out the shower that has been broken. He diagnosed that the remote unit was faulty and thankfully had a spare in his van so we now have a working setup. We do however need to look to relocate the aerial as the system is only 2.4ghz so it will struggle to communicate through the heated flooring 🙁

Anyway, the weekend has already begun although we missed the opportunity to get a swim in before dinner tonight 🙁 will take the puggle for a nice walk around the place instead – the boys will be OK with it as we brought their bikes so they don’t have to walk 🙂

Sherwood Forest

We have arrived in Sherwood Forest and got settled in – the lodge is lovely – we weren’t sure what to expect given we got Hugo with us but it is lovely.

We were late setting off as we needed to wait for a chap to show up to check out the shower that has been broken. He diagnosed that the remote unit was faulty and thankfully had a spare in his van so we now have a working setup. We do however need to look to relocate the aerial as the system is only 2.4ghz so it will struggle to communicate through the heated flooring 🙁

Anyway, the weekend has already begun although we missed the opportunity to get a swim in before dinner tonight 🙁 will take the puggle for a nice walk around the place instead – the boys will be OK with it as we brought their bikes so they don’t have to walk 🙂

Daytripping and chores

Yesterday, Elliot and Simon went on a little day trip to York, via the 232 bus to Huddersfield then a train to York. We enjoyed walking around the city, a cheeky Pizza Express and of course a Costa.

We were unable to get into the Jorvik centre as the queue was rather large and when we arrived at the Chocolate museum, it was sadly the same message 🙁

However, we had a fun time nonetheless and decided to get a taxi back from Huddersfield railway station as the bus is a 40 minute affair and I think Elliot had endured enough earlier in the day 🙂 however, the taxi driver was a few days past his last shower requirement so it was a pretty smell 20 minute journey instead – was almost the sort of smell that made your eyes hurt….

While Simon and Elliot were out, Oliver had school friend Joe over for the day and they played around the house, cycled in the garden and drove Vicky mad 🙂

We all nipped out for dinner at TGI Friday’s before dropping Joe at home on our way home.

Today had been about continuing leaf burning in the garden (it has been burning all week long) and sorting things such as household insurance. We managed to save £80 so that was a nice result 👍

Tomorrow, we have a chap coming round to check the Grohe shower unit and hopefully will figure out why it doesn’t work. Following this, we are all heading down to Sherwood Forrest to spend the weekend in Centerparcs – even Hugo is invited.

Lawn hoover and Rugby

The back garden had a huge amount of leaves that are amassing so daddy decided that it was time to rake them up in easiness for burning / composting. 20 minutes of raking was beginning to form blisters so daddy decided to see if the mower would collect the leaves quicker – lifting the cutting blades up so that they would not actually cut the grass and BOOM – a handy sit on leave vacuum cleaner 👍

25 minutes later and all the leaves were collected up and in a handy pile by the burning bin. 15 minutes later and the mower was away and the leaves bagged up ready for whatever will happen with them next 😀 RESULT

That was yesterday – today we took the boys down to the Huddersfield Rugby Club to checkout the junior squads. Oliver literally got stuck straight in with the under 9’s while Elliot was adamant that he was there just to watch this week – he has promised to get involved from next week onwards.

They have what looks like a great setup, so we are hoping that they really get involved and get a bit of fitness as well as enjoyment. The slight downside is that Hugo is not allowed near the pitches so we won’t be walking him at the same time as we had planned… ☹️