Change around in the house

We finally decided to bite the bullet and try to solve the technology additions in the household today, by swapping the current office for the playroom.

The thinking being that if we give the biys a place they can go to relax and play games and / or meet their friends that is their own haven, then they will not just be gaming, sleeping etc in their rooms and perhaps most importantly allows us as parents to better monitor the time that they spend in each activity.

The challenge that it poses us of course is that we now no longer have an office at the bottom of the garden as it is now the playroom.

We have therefore setup Vicky with her office in the attic and Simon will be using either the dining table or the bureaux in the lounge on the days that he works from home (he is looking to increase his days in the Leeds office over the coming weeks).

Hopefully this will work out for all of us in time.

Bathroom finally complete

The house bathroom is finally complete following a terrific transformation by our plumber, Russ Gilbert – we are REALLY pleased with the results, now that we spent the weekend doing the paint work – although we did wish that we had thought of doing the painting in the weekend during the actual building works – that way we could have had the ladders in the room when there was no bath, toilet etc installed…

What do you think of the new light fitting? We stumbled over it on a trip to buy new trainers from Freeport on Sunday – seemed to perfectly fit the bill and was a great value…

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 👍