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… ☹️

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… ☹️

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… ☹️

Spot of tarmacing

We have several potholes that have appeared on the Lane outside the front garden so Simon bought a bag of instant repair to see how easy it is to use and how effective.

Sadly the tamper he also bought has not arrived due to not actually being in stock (grrr) so he made one out of wood – it was reasonably effective and so the main hole is now filled and is “drying” – so far so good.

After the holidays Simon will buy another 25kg bag (approx 15ukp) and complete the task of filling the remaining holes – will wait for the tamper though as it will invariably make it easier overall.

Turner Close

Well, Turner Close is empty once again so we head down on Sunday to check out what work we need to do in order to put our best foot forward when it comes to selling the place.

We also took the brown leather bed back down there as it is simply too big for Elliot’s bedroom. We brought the cheap sofa bed back for him to try out although we suggested that he should use the spare room to sleep and then leave toys etc in his actual bedroom – he really did not want to do this. His first night on his new “bed” was last night and he said that the bed was comfortable but that it has a soft side and a hard side… 😂

Simon returned to TC this morning on the way back from the school run in order to sand down the filled holes (from photographs etc) and collect Vicky’s cardigan that she left yesterday.

It is now all ready for a lick of paint – we believe that we have all the right paints in the garage, just that we aren’t entirely sure which paints are for which rooms….

The deck has been deemed unsightly so it is going to get a fresh coat of grey paint in the next couple of weeks and we need to find a window doctor who can repair the conservatory window sill from when Hugo had a little chewing session 🙁

Otherwise, the house is in great shape and just waiting for the right family looking for a great house in the middle of a great location for families 🙂

Fingers crossed.

PC Support

Vicky noticed an £8.00 charge on the credit card a couple of months ago and simply assumed it was something that Simon had bought, questioned him about it and he didn’t recall what it was. It didn’t come up during filling in monthly expenses and so got forgotten about.

Then a couple of days ago Vicky noticed another such charge on the credit card so googled the company and it transpires it is a regular issue with people buying hardware from Curry’s or PC World. 

It seems that they have an extra technical support option available on many of the things that they sell in store and that apparently they offer this support to unsuspecting punters at the time of tranascting the purchase. 

When Simon rang the company today it became quickly obvious that this was for a DELL laptop that was purchased in advance of Christmas last year and that the charges started roughly one month later. Accordingly they give one month free of charge and because they have your payment details from the otiginal purchase, they can easily just crack on taking monthly payments from you. There is no official contract and it appears that often the sales guys in the tills simply automatically enroll customers in to this service without mentioning it – I guess they receive a nice little commission each time they “sell” the cover.

Well a ten minute call and we should be expecting the £40 back in 10 to 14 days and the “contract” is now cancelled.

Handy little earner that 🙁

Think we might never buy from Curry’s / PC World again !!!