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.

Waking at 1am to the unmistakeable sound of a dog about to vomit…

Great 🙁

1am last night and Simon was woken to the sound that any dog owner will instantly know and depending on the dog, will run to attempt to save some furniture / carpet…

Simon thought he had managed to get Fred outside quick enough despite having zero vision (no time to find glasses when on such a mission) and being half asleep.

Upon returning to the bedroom a couple of minutes later, Fred took one look at the bed that he had been lying in and walked away – now was the time to find the glasses…..

Yep, the vomit had escaped and RIGHT WHERE THE LITTLE SOD LAY !!!!

10 minutes later and all was cleaned up, only to find that Puggle now wouldn’t lie in the bed… He ended up sleeping downstairs as he clearly didn’t like the smell of the cleaned dog bed…

Great start to a day when sleep has been interrupted by that sound…..


Lee and Simon managed to squeeze in 9 holes of golf tonight – it was lovely to get out on the course and great to catch up with Lee 👌

There were a LOT of golfers on the course all playing in 2-balls and the course was in terrific shape considering the lack of rain over the last few months.

Hopefully we can get out again in the coming weeks 🤞

Escape Hunt…. at home…

This evening we bought Escape Hunt’s Murder at the Mansion – a play at home game for £14.99

It took a little while to setup as it was easier for us all to paw around printed materials rather than trying to move around the materials in the TV.

It took us a little over an hour to solve and we nailed it first time 👍

We really enjoyed it and had to work together to figure out who did it, where and with what weapon – kind of like Cluedo in a strange kind of way.

We are most definitely going to try the other ones – there are two others available and they are also £14.99 so a pretty cost effective evening’s entertainment.