Pile central

We got back from Devon on Saturday at about 11:15 after a super early start to avoid the Bank Holiday traffic – it worked 👍

We enjoyed a lovel day at Beaulieu even though it took just under 3 hours to make the 72mile journey πŸ™ a lovely sunny day and Hugo was allowed in all the grounds – just not inside the buildings – no skin off his nose as there was so much to sniff outside….

We finally managed to find a sandy beach that both the boys were happy with and that Hugo was allowed on – it was called the Dawlish Warren beach and it was perfect – we spent all afternoon there on Thursday – the only downside was that we were not permitted to BBQ in any of the area so we had to take all the BBQ stuff back to the cottage and grill there instead. Either way, Thursday was also a tip top day ev n without sunshine. Mummy also showed us of her expertise when it comes to kits flying πŸ™‚ she was v pleased with herself and flew the little kite for almost an hour !!

Friday was a day at the cottage with a dog walk thrown in – although Elliot and Oliver complained pretty much the whole walk so at 1.5km we abandoned the walk and head back to the cottage.

We enjoyed another lovely meal at the Tuckers Arms before wandering home to pack before the long trip back to Flockton in the morning.

Now, since Sunday, Simon had been experiencing a little pain around his back door so under the assumption that maybe a cheeky little pile was up for showing itself, we went to the local Boots for advice – came out with some cream and a handy tube to insert…. nice

A day passed and things were not getting better to we returned to boots and picked up a pack of suppositories – an even worse “nice” situation – those little suckers were determined to test Simon…. let’s say no more.

By Friday things were not improving enough so the rest day was the plan.

Walking was beginning to get testing and sitting down was almost impossible except strangely enough in the car.

When we got home Simon emptied the car and then promptly cleaned and vacuumed the inside before cutting the front lawn. Not long after the anger of the bottom kicked in and Simon took a long hot bath and then hid out in bed.

On Sunday morning the anger had not subsided and the what was a small lump the size of a small marble had increased in size ever so slightly but more important was now red with anger and for some reason has decided to piss off his right butt cheek as well πŸ™

A trip to the drop in centre gave penicillin and advice on the continuation of Ibruprofen. Thankfully it was confirmed as being a pile and not something more serious (although at the time Simon was struggling get to walk / sit / stand or anything really. The pile was considered as having been infected and hence why it was red and annoyed.

Anyway, 24 hours later and things are a little better – the penicillin and / or continued use of suppositories has been doing a pretty good job – although at 9pm last night this was definitely not the case.

Here’s hoping for a relatively speedy and painfree recovery – Happy Bank Holiday Monday folks 🔥

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