Ronnie poorly and Penny spruced up

Sadly, poor Ronnie was involved in a minor (yet irritating) accident on the way home from school last Friday. She is presently sat at Guy Salmon Landrover in Wakefield awaiting the required repairs – bumper needs re-painting and re-aligning. It has sadly taken quite a lot of our collective time since the accident on Friday and while it is not huge damage, it is highly frustrating with the car only being 3 weeks old at the time of the collision – the young lady that drove into Ronnie also managed to strike a BMW X1 at the same time so has collectively had a significant accident unfortunately.

In slightly more pleasing news, Penny has had a long overdue valet today and the guy who came to do it has done a really good job – see a quick pic of the results below…

She looks sensational both inside and out. Hopefully she will stay this way for some time to come….

Mummy’s weekend away and Daddy’s heading to Stockholm

Vicky has enjoyed a weekend away in Whitby with the girls although as with anything like it, it was over far too quickly 🙁

The boys have stayed home all weekend with Olly at Joe’s for his birthday party and Elly helped Simon put the final pieces from the garden party away and cut the grass.

Simon definitely overdid it yesterday so his toes were throbbing a bit last night and then again this morning – fingers crossed that further damage has not been inflicted.

Simon is now heading out to Stockholm as a kind of test for next weekend – next weekend is supposed to be a trip down under to Sydney and Auckland – need to know how easy it is to travel with BF’d toes 🙁

Friday morning is the follow up X-ray on the toes so we will know more then about how well (or not) they are healing.

The weather has been pretty good this weekend considering it began to worsen during the week. Fingers crossed for the travel and better weather….

Great party at the weekend although broken toes were involved….

The sun was shining on Sunday and we all enjoyed a fantastic day out in the garden with family and great friends.


As you can see we had a large (30 ft tall) bouncy slide for the kids for the day. They had a ball with it, including kind of turning it later in the day in to a water slide with the kids going crazy with water bombs.

Once Olly’s friends had head home, the bigger kids had a go – only a couple of slides and disaster…

That’s right, Simon ended up with two broken toes – muppet.

Now he is in for resting it, hoping that it fixes quickly – it is strapped up and we are hoping that it doesn’t need a cast – that will make travelling to Sweden and Australia v tricky.

Fingers crossed it will resolve soon…


Happy Rust Birthday

Today is a BIG day in the Rust family – THREE birthdays for the price of one 🙂

We have Oliver, Esther and Great Grandma’s birthday all to be celebrated today.

So, Happy 9th, 1st and 92nd birthdays 😀

Now, let’s hope that the sun shines outside all day – clearly it will inside regardless of the outdoor weather.

All our love, Simon, Vicky, Elliot, (Oliver), Hugo and Fred xx oo