Elliot Rust – Deputy Head Commendation

Today, we were notified that Elliot has received a Deputy Head Commendation aware for his performance in the recent examinations at school. A great result acknowledging his determination and resilience through the last few months – a really impressive result.

Now, he needs to build on this for year 9 and onto his GCSE’s 🙂

Great start to the week….

Vicky managed to get a socially distant vet appointment for Fred since his left rear leg is not getting any better.

A 5 minute checkup gave the wonderful news 🙁 Accordingly he has torn a ligament in his knee and it sadly won’t repair itself. In fact it likely will get worse as it rips completely and in a strange turn it will be less painful once it tears fully. However he will become totally lame in that leg at that time.

His option really is about an operation that essentially will remove the ligament and fix the knee to have a replacement architected “joint” that will repair the knee, allowing near full operation and remove the pain. The great news is that it is super likely that the other knee on his rear right leg will do the same in a couple years – oh and the not so great news – £3,000 a knee !!!! Nice 👍 

First “proper” rain in weeks

Overnight there has been a deluge of rainwater fallen and it is simply lovely. The renewed smell of fresh as we opened the door this morning was quite lovely.

The garden definitely needed the water – the grass (as an example) has been clearly parched over the last couple of months and it quite yellow in many places – suspect that green colouring may well come back in the next day or so.

We have definitely been spoiled with lovely warm sunshine on and off for weeks now.