I'm heading back home (Corby) on Saturday morning for an ex rugby playing friend's memorial game. Steve's picking me up in the morning and we'll head over to the club. I haven't played in nearly 2 years so I will be in a bit of pain on Sunday. I miss it.
Monday, 29 November 2021
(April's) really excited about Christmas this year, she's talked of nothing else since the last big event, Fireworks Night. So, after rugby tots (via Majestic) we took her to buy a tree (photos to follow).
Arthur finally broke my tablet. He was playing with that and my phone and decided he wanted to smash it. So he did.
One anonymous person put a crack in it a year ago (could be human, could be animal), but they haven't confessed.
Thursday, 25 November 2021
So... we've decided to put Flo into the local prep school (fee paying), and by Easter 2023 Arthur will head there too. It's a big expense but we can afford to pay the nursery fees as they stand now, why not pay them for the next x years too. We're in a good position financially, where else would we put the money?
Friday, 12 November 2021
The heating's gone in our new office so the building manager said he'd pop round with some oil heaters whilst the gas man takes a look at the boiler.
He's turned up with a couple of these tiny things! We're basically in a small old house, not nearly enough to do the job. Luckily it's not that cold and it looks like i'm the only one in today so may just put them both by my desk.
The bathroom's coming along nicely, but there are few things still outstanding.
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Monday, 8 November 2021
They've seen better days but these are my chilli plants. 2 from my dad and the scotch bonnet twig in the middle is mine.
It was our 10th wedding anniversary last Friday so thanks to some lovely friends we were able to head into London for the weekend without the kids. Incidentally that was the first time we've both had more than an evening away from the kids since Florence was born 4 years ago!
There was not much of a plan except eating and drinking. First stop
Tom Kerridge's restaurant Kerridge's Bar and Grill
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
I had the second rpg session last night and everybody turned up. You never know, the first session might not have been somebody's cup of tea but it was good to see everyone return.
I am the eldest, there's a Scottish guy who's about 35, 2 in their late 20s and GM who I was shocked to hear was only 17! He's very good though and we had fun.
The kitchen has been boarded up and one of the side walls of the utility room has been pulled down. Today the rest of the utility room and conservatory are getting demolished!
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Monday, 1 November 2021
Day 1 of the build proper starts today.
We've had a busy weekend packing up the majority of the kitchen, which is not easy whilst juggling two kids and an annoying dog. The build time is 3 months so we aiming to get this all complete by the end of January. It will inevitably overrun as these things tend to happen but I think there is a high chance of us being in by the Spring which will be nice.
First job will be to close off some of the plumbing / electrics in the kitchen that will get torn down, I think the utility room and conservatory will get pulled down by the end of the week. Quite scary really.