Silcoates Junior Graduation 2018

Last night we attended Elliot’s graduation from Silcoates Junior school.

Elliot and his class mates were treated to almost two hours of reminiscing over their last 6 years within the school with some lovely montages of photographs intertwined with little stories from Mr Boyer and of course presentation of awards for the children.

Their theme for the evening was the Oscars and so they were each introduced to the hall full of parents as they individually made their entrances. It was simply wonderful to see how mature they have all become and how they are all developing into wonderful people, each with their own fabulous personalities mixed with super senses of humour.

The awards were setup as film related, so either a specific film or an actor portraying a part in a film that sits in harmony with their personality and traits that they have developed individually while at the school. Elliot was introduced as the Tin Man as he has no rust on him but has a huge heart with nothing but kindness and good things to say about everything and everybody.

We are so incredibly proud of the young man he is so quickly becoming and while we are nervous that he is about to be joining the senior school, we are super excited for him as he embarks upon this next stage of his journey.

Big day at school….

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…

Ronnie collected – not resolved

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….

Waps

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….

Ronnie poorly and Penny spruced up

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….