New car ordered….gulp…

Vicky has been on the search for about 5 months now, and has been all over the place with regards to what sort of car she wants when the BMW comes up for renewal in a couple of months.

The decision ultimately came to needing 4×4 for those few days that the roads here in Flockton get a little challenging, but also a car that can house all four of us plus the hounds. Ultimately it came down to the deal, and we have secured a terrific deal on this beauty…

Hopefully she will arrive during May so that the transition over from the BMW will be pretty seamless – the BMW needs to return to BMW at the beginning of June.

Of course Simon is already worried that one of the key use cases (carrying the dogs) will be denied due to dog hair in the car, but let’s wait and see….


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 🙂

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 ❄️🌨⛄️

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… ☹️