So the day has come and it seems that Elliot has managed to keep his teeth cleaning in good shape – the orthodontist has given the green light for fixed braces to be applied to BOTH upper and lower jaw AND she has fitted the rascals….
Fun commences now in the Rust household – all the toffees and Pepsi max are going away for 18 months <SHOCK> as Elliot’s teeth are slowly pulled into a better placement…..
On Saturday afternoon, we drove up to Newby Hall to attend the 2021 Firework Champions.
We attended the same event two years ago with Rob, April and Isabel and had a fantastic time, so when we realised that the event was on once again this last weekend and that we had already booked and paid for tickets, we were absolutely delighted.
We pitched up the gazebo and enjoyed some wonderful food with great company…
There were ultimately thousands of visitors so having selected a gazebo pitch was a super smart move, to ensure that we could enjoy the show with plenty of space for us all. The following picture was taken v early on, before most people had settled in…
This year, we were to enjoy some aerial fireworks that were delivered from two planes that were also performing some incredible acrobatics to boot, before the main event as the skies darkened sufficiently.
Finally, we settled in to enjoy the three companies that were competing and we hope that we will be able to secure tickets for next years event…
This morning we headed out early to collect Toshiko – Oliver’s new Axolotl – he is only about 3 or so inches long and is about three months old.
He has been waiting on the little fellas arrival for weeks now – however we have been unable to properly cycle the water in the new tank so we are in the process of ‘tubbing’ – essentially we have two small plastic tubs and we need to change the water daily in it as the little chap can’t stay swimming in its own waste for more than a day at a time.
Thankfully, the guy that we collected Toshiko from was super helpful and gave us a piece of his sponge filter to help kick start the cycle in our larger tank. Hopefully it will work and we will be able to run a cycle or two before introducing Toshiko to his real home.
The boys have all tested negative for PCR tests – the results from our Monday morning tests came in on Tuesday evening and Wenesday morning.
so, our legal isolation comes to an end at the end of today, meaning the dogs can get a walk out of the garden from Friday and we are all free to head out once again – however the NHS COVID-19 app is still staying we should isolate until into next week – confusing information does seem to be the name of the game with this virus….
So we will stay isolated for a little longer.
We are also aware of another household that has transmit the virus to another householder in the last day or two which suggests that we may still not be out of the trees just yet….
So following Vicky’s positive test, she has now had a positive PCR test done and we are therefore all officially isolating until next weekend.
Vicky has now lost her sense of smell and taste which is not much fun apparently 🙁
The boys have tested negative on Lateral Flow tests conducted last night and have this morning posted (we elected to test at home rather than go to a drive through facility) PCR tests – we should get our results in a couple of days…
School were pretty quick to spin up the online lessons for the boys although not all of their lessons are online – hence they are enjoying a little more RnR time during the school day….