The dog gets her share
A couple of weeks ago my company asked all staff to work in the office 3 days a week. I told my bosses that I couldn't do it due to child care arrangements and they've agreed that that will be fine. Phew!
I think working in the office in a collaborative project is beneficial but so too is having the flexibility to work from home.
The thing that annoyed me most about the announcement is that we were told on a Friday and were expected to head in 3 days a week the next week with no notice. Childcare, especially school holiday care is planned months in advance and to spring this on your employees at such short notice is pretty harsh.
I'm pretty sure the Pumpkin Café at Tonbridge Station could be done under the trade descriptions act. It's neither giant nor a croissant...
Shaheen had some whiskey stones whilst we were away so thought i'd buy my own. Here are the ones I found on etsy. RPG themed. I even used them yesterday when Flo's finger got trapped in the piano lid. Doh! She'll have fingers like mine in no time.
Our friends have an inflatable canoe and volunteered to take Flo out again. Jono took Flo round the sports ground before we made lunch for them all
Arwen is 2 today! What a good dog. Here she is on her walk this morning. She's getting her haircut today, i'm going to pick her up in a bit. Clippers have been mentioned so hopefully we have some dog left after the trim.
On the last day of our holiday we popped to a restaurant where Kate used to go when she was doing a hospital rotation back in Canterbury. The food was great and the kids had a lovely time.
And this time with some beach
There's a Michelin starred restaurant not too far from where we were staying so thought i'd check out it's availability for whilst we were there. Luckily they did. In fact they had a second slot the next day. Both the girls went on the Wednesday with the boys going the next day. It was great, especially with the pared wines. £450 per night though! Ouch!
With the beach being out of action we went to the amusement arcade. The kids loved it, although it did cost me approximately £7 to win a 10p lolly pop!
We took an expensive miniature train ride to Dymchurch, Arthur loved the train. We got all ready to go on the beach before being told the tide was coming in and there would be nothing left in 10 mins. Doh! I still had a swim though. Nice.