Tuesday 21 March 2023

New gadget

 Bought a crinkle cutter the other day and made some chips.  Yum! 



Less than 10% occupied

I've got to go into the office twice a week in my current role.  One of the days in Monday and it's absolutely dead.  It's strange.  The new role where I start in May is 3 days a week.


Play date

 One of Flo's school friends and his family came over for a play date on Sunday, and it was good fun, nobody died.

Thursday 16 March 2023

Next doors dog must have had his balls chopped off

 He's now improving wifi in the local area.

Our neighbours are actually selling up.  Which is good.  They've got two late teen twin boys and we've had a fair few issues with them smoking weed.  Hopefully we'll get a nice young family.

Tuesday 14 March 2023


 Flo had a school concert last week.  She was all excited as she was down to play the piano.  She didn't.  There must have been a last minute change of plan.  She was excited to do it and quite disappointed not to perform.  We arranged a performance round ours instead this Sunday.


I had a call from the dentist 4 doors on from our house yesterday, they were calling to say they had my dog Arwen.  The gate door can't have been locked and the winds must have blown it open.  The good girl just sat by their glass door and waited to come in.  Phew!

Friday 10 March 2023

Part of the gestapo

 One of the other kids took Flo's school coat home last night by mistake so I lent her mine for the walk home.

Spot the difference

Thursday 9 March 2023

Donation 60

 Just donated blood for the 60th time.  What a hero.

Wednesday 8 March 2023

2 weeks to go

 Two weeks to go before we fly off to Australia.  It's going to be a nice break.  After the snow here today it will be nice to get some warmth.  One good thing about the trip will be getting back and it being in the middle of spring so hopefully a little warmer.  The shorts might not have to go back in the cupboard.

Second wine night

 We had our second wine tasting on Saturday night.  Good fun with some good friends.

We cooked steak and chips on Saturday

 A little too rare for April so had to throw it back on the pan

Arthur loves his rugby (Finally)

 We took him first when he just turned 2, the same with Flo.  He just didn't get it so we basically had to carry him for the whole session.  9 months later we started again and he loves it.  Good boy!


 Was watching Saturday kitchen the other day and witnessed this!  Ha, ha!

Arwen loves the snow!

 We got a good dump of snow late last night.  The town's a horrible slushy mess but the fields around are great.  It's been

a mix of rain and sleet all day so doubt there'll be much left tomorrow.

Thursday 2 March 2023

New car

 We've decided to go full electric and go for an Audi Q4, a bit bigger than we originally planned but there's no full electric version of the A3 (our last 2 cars).  April has a scheme at work that makes it very tax efficient.  I've never had a new car before so is very exciting.  Only problem is that it's got around a year lead time! There's a new unit of measure called a jukebox.  It's roughly 1.2 jukeboxes away.  Hopefully...

New job lined up

 It's a bit early to be looking but a new role was passed onto me a couple of weeks ago and they've offered it to me and i've accepted.  Not properly contracting any more, it's a fixed term contract as maternity cover.  Money's good, plus it comes with all the usual benefits that apply to permanent roles in the city, health, pension, bonus etc.   I should get the contract through later today.

Nice to have something lined up for when I get back from Australia.