Rest in Peace, Mrs Buttoo – live on in our hearts forever

Over 25 years ago we met the Buttoo family over in Halifax, who lived a short distance from our home, ran a family clothing business in the town and a little sweet shop nearby – of course this was how we met – just the right message from a dentist’s son :-s . At the time we had no idea what impact this family would have on our own due to circumstances that we could never have predicted within our own family.

Two short years later we lost our father and it was at this time that the Buttoo’s somehow became more prevalent within our family unit. The boys (Neesh and Dimps) were there for us at a time that we needed (at the time we hadn’t realised how much) and whether this was to take us out bowling in Leeds or just listen to good old Derek and Clive (still have the CD’s to this day) in their VW transporter van on the town moor, the boys were simply there. ย Their kindness and compassion was second to none and as a result we formed fantastic friendships that last to this day despite out living many 1,000’s of miles apart.

I believe that all of us form our personalities and traits from our parents and grand-parents, setting us up for our own lives and this could not be truer in the sense of Manju, Sanjiv, Jagesh or Haneesh. They were taught from the most thoughtful, compassionate and simply incredible set of parents I have certainly had the fortune to meet.

I am under no illusion today that it was Mrs B who (together with Mr B of course) ensured that her boys were there for the Rust’s in their hour(s) of need and helped us through that time without any sense of expecting anything in return for their kindness and help. I am also saddened that I did not fully realise this until much later in life and have not had the opportunity to thank her personally for what her wonderful family did for ours – I do however look forward to meeting up once again in the future to take that opportunity, although I am pretty sure she already knew what a great family she had built ๐Ÿ™‚

Rest in Peace Mrs B and thank you for all you have done, you and your family helped guide oursย from a time we needed it most of all.

Mr B, Manju, Sanjiv, Jagesh, Haneesh, we are thinking of you at this time and know that your family strength will continue to lead you through this very difficult time.

All our love and best wishes, the Rust’s. ย XX

Pig Racing at Silcoates

Last night was the annual Silcoates Parents Association Pig Racing night – from 7 to 9pm, although as it happened it was more like 7 to 10pm as some key requirements did not make it on time – the pigs !!

What a great night – the kids loved the freedom to run around and blow off the stream from the week and then were on fire shouting for their pigs when the 6 races were actually on.

We didn’t go last year because we thought Olly was probably a little too young and would have been super tired – he definitely was super tired this year although thankfully he made it to the end ๐Ÿ™‚

We hope that there was a good amount of cash raised from the night and look forward to doing it all again next year ๐Ÿ™‚


Netflix has arrived in ForkHall

Last week daddy decided to trail NetFlix in the household – don’t think it will be quite as easy to remove it from the household as it was to install….. ๐Ÿ™‚

The kids LOVE it and despite needing to change the logon name Simon to Daddy (apparently Olly finds daddy’s real name hilarious – pronounced Si ย mon apparently – 40 years and it seems that Simon has actually been pronouncing his name incorrectly… ๐Ÿ™ ) they are beginning to use it instead of YouTube – that being said, they had YouTube removed from their iPads since they were beginning to watch inappropriate things again ๐Ÿ™ ย Elliot has renewed his love for the Power Rangers (Samurai of course) and Olly just watches all of the animated stuff over and over…

Vicky has also been watching a few of the TV shows that are available on it. In fact, we found the first series of “Death in Paradise”, a BBC show that we picked up from the beginning of the second series, and so this last few nights we have been catching up on it.

For ยฃ6.99 a month, so far it seesm to be a total winner and works really nicely on the TV’s with the Google ChromeCast installed into them, and like the XBMC solution, we can pause the show on one TV and resume it straight away on another – AWESOME.

Obv question, why did we not go for it earlier…..

While the sun shines…

Yesterday was a truly awesome day where the weather was concerned so after swimming lessons in the morning we decided that it was to be a BBQ day ๐Ÿ™‚ Mummy nipped out to grab some provisions and came back with the most impressive filets as well as a nice selection of sausages ๐Ÿ™‚

The boys played outside in the garden (24 degree heat) most of the afternoon on an off with potato guns (yet, we found them – they have only been sat in the garage for 12 months awaiting usage :-() and then the younger Rust’s decided that they were upgrading to water pistols – yep Daddy apparently the main target for a while ๐Ÿ™

BBQ fired up first time and was ready for service 25 minutes later – makes a change from the last time it was out on the birthday weekend – 2 hours later and it STILL was not up for the challenge of cooking…. grrr.

The steaks were sensational and we even managed to eat under the gazebo before the sun went down. Great way to finish a half term holiday ๐Ÿ™‚