Merry Christmas to all 🍾🎉🎁

We hope that you have all notes a terrific day and look forward to catching up soon.

This year was mainly about Virtual Reality (VR) in the Rust household with Oculus Quest being the main attraction – however, mum and dad had a little fun at the boys’ expense when it came to finding them on Christmas morning. Their boxes contained a rather nice cardboard VR headset for use with a mobile phone together with a clue from Elfis (that’s right, the cheeky little elf came back to mess with the boys 😁) When they finally found their real VR gifts after following Elfis’ clues, they were delighted – then spent pretty much the rest of their day as can be seen in the image below – in their own little VR worlds with the odd shout of displeasure from the youngest when things weren’t working in his favour – no change at the inn then it seems.

The four legged boys were in with the fun too as they wore their Christmas jumpers for most of the day, as you can see Puggle as Santa Paws and Fred being only there for the food – as with the kids, no change there then 😂

Lunch itself was glorious and we all enjoyed it in the Christmas dining hall (the lounge) again this year.

Thank you to all for your gifts and time for joining us – as always we truly enjoyed it and appreciated your time being shared with us on such a precious day.

Biggest thanks of course to Vicky for enabling us all to enjoy such a fabulous meal in such great company – every course seemed to be better than the one it followed. 👌

Fibre to the Premises….

We have just this morning been able to place an order for upgraded internet connectivity here at home πŸ™‚

OpenReach have been working in Floxkton for the last few months to enable the whole village to be able to take advantage of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) which will effectively enable the households to have up to 1gb/s download speeds.

With BT, we have been able to order Fibre 250 which will give us up to 330mb down and 50mb up – this will be a HUGE difference to our current setup we hope πŸ™‚

It will be installed on Jan 3rd hopefully and on the 4th, we should be taking advantage of the new power πŸ™‚

The second best but is that it is actually cheaper each month than our current setup with BT 👌

Yesterday Oliver was hung like a horse…..

We (Mum and Dad) we’re understandably stunned and immediately asked him to repeat what he said….

He did so the next question was, what do you mean, stifling our laughter as we did.

Oliver explained that he was so hungry that he could eat a horse – hence he was hung like a horse…..


He is now fully aware of what hung like a horse really means – embarrassed doesn’t quite cut how he was for the next few minutes….

A funny moment for us, that is for sure.

The Lurgy Visits….

This last week has been no fun in the household – poor Elliot started with headaches, fever and overall body aches last weekend – he still has a cough (came last) but has otherwise cleared it away it seems.

Simon picked it up next and started with it on Thursday and is just in the back end of it now.

Vicky collected it sadly over the weekend and is now nursing a rather uncomfortable cold that is only just beginning.

Olly is hoping for a pass on this one – it does seem to be gaining in power as it mutates onwards πŸ™