P1030395A fantastic day had by all at Diggerland in Castleford today. Β The photo above is the “tame” (as denoted by Alicia) Groundshuttle ride – I think all of us were thrown from our seats not long after the tame comment was made πŸ™‚

The boys are now at the perfect age to be enjoying Diggerland as they are tall enough to ride on everything that is available – AND DRIVE most of it. Β Lissy even managed to get behind the wheel of a 4×4 Mitsubishi SUV πŸ™‚ Β None of the rest of us were allowed as we were either too old or not tall enough πŸ™

The bobcats were daddy’s favourite followed closely by the GroundShuttle above and the dizzy spinner – the latter two for sheer wow factor.

Typically the boys were most attracted to the dodgems that of course were pay per view – thankfully our Β£10 of tokens seemed to go a LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGG way πŸ™‚

We finished the day up with lunch at TGI Fridays in Xscape and then a little bouncing around on the trampolines for the bigger boys and bouncy castle slide for all the boys πŸ™‚

Thanks Granddad for a FANTASTIC day – we all really enjoyed ourselves πŸ˜€


Choo choo – look out, conductor Olly is on the prowl


Olly now a train guard of all of daddy’s old trains as well as Thomas, Toby and Percy – thankfully 90% of them still work – and the 10% that don’t simply need a Zero One chip removing – the 40 year old first version of today’s Hornby digital railway system :-). Still have it so you never know, it might just be worth a few quid πŸ™‚

Bank Holiday Weekend

All the boys went for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Grandma Cuckoo’s so that mummy and daddy could head down to Stamford, Lincolnshire for a night away.

We stayed in a beautiful B&B right in the town centre and spent all afternoon on Saturday in the pub enjoying a few cheeky beers. To really set it off, Simon found that the pub in question actually had San Francisco’s finest Anchor Steam beer on DRAFT !!! WOW. so four beers, two large glasses of wine later and Simon was ready for dinner….

Incredibly he managed a few more glasses of wine AND a couple of Kir Royale to end the evening :-). How he was still stood upright and NOT asleep is beyond any of our comprehension….. πŸ™‚

Incredibly, he did NOT have any form of hang over in the morning either πŸ™‚

Stamford is a beautiful little town steeped in history and great eating and drinking holes. A lot like the centre of York in many ways – no place for cars or gardens πŸ™‚

Before collecting the boys from Grannies we head out for a Sunday lunch with Grandma and Granddad at Heald Hall in Liversedge – a fantastic meal and at a great price – might just go there again but with the boys – see if they can behave πŸ™‚