First “proper” rain in weeks

Overnight there has been a deluge of rainwater fallen and it is simply lovely. The renewed smell of fresh as we opened the door this morning was quite lovely.

The garden definitely needed the water – the grass (as an example) has been clearly parched over the last couple of months and it quite yellow in many places – suspect that green colouring may well come back in the next day or so.

We have definitely been spoiled with lovely warm sunshine on and off for weeks now.

Waking at 1am to the unmistakeable sound of a dog about to vomit…

Great 🙁

1am last night and Simon was woken to the sound that any dog owner will instantly know and depending on the dog, will run to attempt to save some furniture / carpet…

Simon thought he had managed to get Fred outside quick enough despite having zero vision (no time to find glasses when on such a mission) and being half asleep.

Upon returning to the bedroom a couple of minutes later, Fred took one look at the bed that he had been lying in and walked away – now was the time to find the glasses…..

Yep, the vomit had escaped and RIGHT WHERE THE LITTLE SOD LAY !!!!

10 minutes later and all was cleaned up, only to find that Puggle now wouldn’t lie in the bed… He ended up sleeping downstairs as he clearly didn’t like the smell of the cleaned dog bed…

Great start to a day when sleep has been interrupted by that sound…..


Lee and Simon managed to squeeze in 9 holes of golf tonight – it was lovely to get out on the course and great to catch up with Lee 👌

There were a LOT of golfers on the course all playing in 2-balls and the course was in terrific shape considering the lack of rain over the last few months.

Hopefully we can get out again in the coming weeks 🤞

Escape Hunt…. at home…

This evening we bought Escape Hunt’s Murder at the Mansion – a play at home game for £14.99

It took a little while to setup as it was easier for us all to paw around printed materials rather than trying to move around the materials in the TV.

It took us a little over an hour to solve and we nailed it first time 👍

We really enjoyed it and had to work together to figure out who did it, where and with what weapon – kind of like Cluedo in a strange kind of way.

We are most definitely going to try the other ones – there are two others available and they are also £14.99 so a pretty cost effective evening’s entertainment.

HSBC win

When we finally got the boys setup with HSBC bank accounts last year, we couldn’t get a current account for Oliver because he was only 10.

Just last week we we’re talking about how painful it will be to get one arranged for him (as he is now at 11, old enough for the account ) given the measures in place due to Coronavirus.

All that was in vain as he got an email stating that his new debit card was on the way. It arrived this morning and lo they have automagically created an account for him and sent the card out to him. Brilliant automatic service that has him delighted and a small pressure off our to do list.