Today is Elliot’s first of a series of transition days in the Senior School to prepare him for his move into the big school from this September. Today he is not spending any time in the Junior School and is instead meeting his new form teacher and being introduced to all the goodness that the Senior School brings. It is likely that he will also be meeting some of the new pupils that will be joining the school from September as part of the 2018 Year 7 group – accordingly quite a large number of new intakes are in place this year.
Separately and perhaps more excitingly, Oliver is heading out to Waddow Hall in Lancashire for 2 nights away. He is going to be doing all sorts of cool things with his school friends such as archery, zip wire, orienteering and crate challenge. It will be super quiet in the house as Daddy is heading to London for two days so there will only be Mummy and Elliot in the house with the dogs for two nights…
So we have been to the dealership to collect Ronnie as we need two cars tomorrow and the insurance debacle is still not at a point of being approved to have the paint work done.
Frustrating of course but then the car is drivable and it will get sorted ultimately.
We also have news that Landrover are apparently accepting that the dashboard leather stitching is not correct and that they will replace the dash with the right item – we not heard this officially yet but hopefully by the end of the week, Simon will get the call….
Simon found a small (satsuma sized) wasps nest in the shed in the front garden 🙁
Thankfully it was only small and we already had a can of wasp foam….
So, we waited until tonight and deployed the foam – although maybe at two metres away, it was a little close….. the nest simply collapsed as the foam hit it….
Hopefully the issue will go away and the little flying lions move on for a better home elsewhere….
Sadly, poor Ronnie was involved in a minor (yet irritating) accident on the way home from school last Friday. She is presently sat at Guy Salmon Landrover in Wakefield awaiting the required repairs – bumper needs re-painting and re-aligning. It has sadly taken quite a lot of our collective time since the accident on Friday and while it is not huge damage, it is highly frustrating with the car only being 3 weeks old at the time of the collision – the young lady that drove into Ronnie also managed to strike a BMW X1 at the same time so has collectively had a significant accident unfortunately.
In slightly more pleasing news, Penny has had a long overdue valet today and the guy who came to do it has done a really good job – see a quick pic of the results below…
She looks sensational both inside and out. Hopefully she will stay this way for some time to come….
The sun was shining on Sunday and we all enjoyed a fantastic day out in the garden with family and great friends.
As you can see we had a large (30 ft tall) bouncy slide for the kids for the day. They had a ball with it, including kind of turning it later in the day in to a water slide with the kids going crazy with water bombs.
Once Olly’s friends had head home, the bigger kids had a go – only a couple of slides and disaster…
That’s right, Simon ended up with two broken toes – muppet.
Now he is in for resting it, hoping that it fixes quickly – it is strapped up and we are hoping that it doesn’t need a cast – that will make travelling to Sweden and Australia v tricky.
Fingers crossed it will resolve soon…