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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 โ„๏ธ🌨โ›„๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ™

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 werenโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™

Anyway, the weekend has already begun although we missed the opportunity to get a swim in before dinner tonight ๐Ÿ™ 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 donโ€™t have to walk ๐Ÿ™‚

Sherwood Forest

We have arrived in Sherwood Forest and got settled in – the lodge is lovely – we werenโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™

Anyway, the weekend has already begun although we missed the opportunity to get a swim in before dinner tonight ๐Ÿ™ 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 donโ€™t have to walk ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

We all nipped out for dinner at TGI Fridayโ€™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 ยฃ80 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 doesnโ€™t work. Following this, we are all heading down to Sherwood Forrest to spend the weekend in Centerparcs – even Hugo is invited.