Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Planes look nice

The first day of being able to sleep in and what do we get? A lorry parked at the front with the engine left running for 20 minutes solid. One of those bloody things that comes to chop trees down when they are near to hitting the power lines. SO ANNOYING! I got up at 8:30am which was still a lie-in but judging by the rest of the day, I needed more sleep than that!

The boys were happily watching TV and Huffle picked early beans from the veg garden. I vacuumed, back washed and rinsed the pool ready for the afternoon session and the boys helped me to make Chilli for dinner. We made it in the Slow Cooker and Small was amazed at the ingredients in it. Once they had cleared a few things from their school bags, they spent the rest of the morning on their tablets together. Huffle and I attempted to put up another washing line but while he walked up from the basement he bumped his head. Outside, I fell over in a very dramatic way and got a huge scratch on my inside leg, two scraped red knees and a cut toe. Whatever I did, I managed to dig up a plant which landed on top of my bum, roots and all. What a plonker. I hobbled inside and called the boys who quickly came to my aid. I wa antibax'ed, germalened and two plasters put on, one at the top of my scratch and the other at the bottom. I'm sure they will be doctors one day (ahem). I also knocked my elbow later, tripped over something and stubbed my toe. I think I need a holiday.

Late lunchtime, Suffolk and family arrived for the afternoon. The kids all played outside until we made lunch. After lunch they all went in the pool. Suffolk and I sat with them and knitted and chatted. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

We had to have our dinner early this evening as Smallest had a football game that was over an hour's drive away, all the way to the airport which is ridiculous. However it was a lovely evening and perfect viewing conditions.

On the way we passed a bus car park. Schools out for Summer!
As I was taking this throu the open car window, the wind whipped the phone from my hand and I nearly lost it. I managed to hold on to the tiny flappy bit that hides the charging cable!

Unfortunately there wasn't a lot to view. Our team played a much better team who were well organised and had a good couple of players that Huffle wanted to steal for our own team. The score was 4-0 and Coach wasn't there again so CoachOl and CoachP were in charge. CoachOl was very quiet during the game and at half time was heard to say "have a drink of water, sit down and we'll meditate" and nothing else!!!!! The goalie tried to tell a joke and was told to shut up. After the game CoachOl told the boys that they won because they passed the ball?!!! What a load of Cr@p. I don't believe he wants the kids to win and I don't really know what he does want, he played most of the boys (not Smallest though) out of their normal positions. What a joke.

BigFrank was heard to say "well the planes look nice". I'm afraid that was the only positive thing that could be said. Huffle and I are so pleased we are going away and we can give poor Smallest a break from this ridiculousness.



Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The red and white mascot*

Huffle went off to the office. The boys had their last day at school. Moo arrived home safely. After I closed the door to the boys getting on their bus I noticed the silence. No noise whatsoever, even the radio wasn't on which is very unusual when I am in the house. ITS OH SO QUIET, SHHHH, SHHHH, ITS OH SO STILL...................... it felt very unreal so I broke the silence and put on the radio and got ready for a morning of aerobics.

Aerobics was hot and sweaty but she took it easy on us today. We laughed a lot too. ExerciseNic lent me her in-line skates to try. I want to get a pair but I'm not too sure if I am too old to learn. I have roller skated and I have ice skated and I am good at balancing. I may need a foam body suit to wear. After clearing away the debris of the kitchen, putting some washing on and having a quick tidy and a shower, I went out to change my new sandals which have a slight fault on just the left one. One of the more surprising things about living in Canada are the shops complete willingness to exchange. Sometimes they ask if there is a problem but mainly they just exchange without a word, sometimes they don't even need a receipt if it is obvious it came from there. Today I took my sandals back because one of the fastenings moves when I walk (only on one shoe) so I believed there was a fault. It was obvious I had been wearing them but the Maganer said I could exchange them for something else or get a, and I can't remember the exact words but I'm guessing it meant a store credit. I love the sandals and they are so comfy so I found the same ones and ran, hopped and jumped around the shop, much to the amusement of the manager, until I was happy they weren't going to do the same thing.

I hadn't had lunch and it was nearly 2pm by the time I got home so I had a sandwich on the porch, knitted and then Facetimed Moo. She was hit with rain the minute she came out of the airport. Poor Moo, at least she had nice weather while she was here. I recited all the messages from Facebook to her she saw the boys get off the bus, though my IPad ran out of charge and we cut her off.

I asked them to hug to prove they were being nice to each other and this best they could do

I made dinner, listened to the boys stories of their last day of school and handed out a few chores for them before they went on their tablets. Huffle came home and after we had dinner we all went off to football with Al (Small's friend and teammate). I watched Smallest's practice and sat by myself like BillyNoMates until BigFrank came to talk to me and then BobbyDeNero. There is such confusion about the club at the moment and there is a weird atmosphere. Coach wasn't there today and the practice seemed better, maybe because he wasn't there with his conflicting views or maybe becuase the boys have got more used to CoachOl, I don't know but it was better to watch, though I did hear a rumbling that they are going to change the practices to Monday, Tuesday, Wedmesday and the Game Thursday. That seems weird but I wind if it's because a lot of them like to go to their cottage on the weekend. I'm sure we will hear soon enough.

Small, Al and Huffle went off to their game where they won 6-2. The ref made an interesting decision at one point whe she called for a penalty because a player kicked back to the goalie. The team soon put her right and she apologised for making a mistake. Fair enough. *Smallest and I went to watch the end of Small's game and Smallest went on with the players for the handshakes. He likes to think of himself as their mascot now.

One of our miniature roses - something is eating them!


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

That's the nicest boarding pass I've ever seen

The air con stayed on last night until this morning and then we switched it off. The weather, all of a sudden, changed overnight. It was cooler (though still humid), greyer and threatened rain. The boys went to school and came back with reports and all their work, pencils, rulers etc etc. They also gave their teacher gifts out today. Their reports were excellent. They have both worked so hard and improved greatly.

What a mess!

Huffle worked from the basement and did a bit of mulching later. Moo and I went to work. MrsM and Jeff were in England on a garden tour and we had no instructions nor anyone there to ask (should have had D to help and advise today but he was nowhere to be seen). We don't think the cats were fed so we sorted them out, weeded the veggie garden and paths and put down new woodchips. After coffee break where we had Filbert (hazelnut) Chocolate Cookies we decided to leave as there wasn't too much to do. Someone had watered the greenhouse and there wasn't much to pick.

At home we put in our two new petunias (old heirloom variety) and planted the Tulip Tree we bought from the Botanical Gardens. It is now in the front garden with a big hole, slow release fertiliser, nice soil around it and a mulched top, plus two stakes to protect it from the wind. MrsS next door came to see what we were doing and said we would keep an eye on our house while we were away. Moo and I finished mulching our veg garden, sorted the soil around the potatoes and mulched the pumpkins. We picked more green beans too. I hope we don't miss too much from the garden while we are away, everything is growing so fast.

We had lunch, watched a Travel Man (in Copenhagen, very funny). I made dinner for the boys later and Moo and I played SkipBo twice before the kids came home. We also managed a walk around the village.

When Moo told us the dates she was visiting this Summer, she told us she was only coming for three weeks. Partly because we had booked a holiday for earlier in the year than normal, actually wholly because of that. Anyway, a couple of days in and she informed us she was here for four weeks. She told us she never said three weeks but I'm convinced she did. Whatever she did or did not say, today was her final day and at 5pm Moo and I travelled to the airport for her 8:40 (forty? Why?) flight. We were expecting huge delays and we did get a little stuck but all in all it was a good journey. It started to rain very very slightly just to get her in the mood for the UK weather. I went in with her to check in. The departures was pandemonium and there were people everywhere. Apparantly there were three flights going at 8:30, 8:40 and 9pm, all being checked in at the same time by the same people. Bloomin' cheapskates!

When we got to the check in desk finally, the lovely man behind the desk laughed at her boarding ticket. We couldn't print it off properly because their website is useless and the email they sent was terrible, so I took a. Screenshot of the pass and printed it but it came out on photo paper. He said it was the nicest boarding ticket he had ever seen and we should keep it as a momento. Funny man. We had a coffee and watched the World and their wheelchairs go by. Then I left her at the gate. A quick wave and she was gone.

Do not despair. She will be back in December for three, four or maybe five weeks. Who knows but I guarantee it won't be as hot as this visit.

My journey home was the quickest I have ever done. I think it took me about forty five minutes!


Monday, 27 June 2016


Soooooo hot!!!!!! I'm not complaining, really, well just a little. It's just so extreme from -40* to +40*. How silly is that?

Smallest slept in this morning, he is so tired. Huffle worked in the basement, on the kitchen table and on the porch. The boys went to school, just three more days to go. Moo and I had a speedy breakfast and then went out to do a food shop. We were there before 9:30 which is the earliest I have ever been there. It was quiet, empty and very easily manoeuvrable and then when we got to the checkout it suddenly became very busy. We were done by 10am though and managed to go to two other shops for more jam stuff and a book for Smallest for holiday.

We came home, put the shopping away and sat on the porch and had breakfast no2 and a coffee. At lunchtime we drove to Whitby as I had an appointment for a CT Scan (for my dentist). I had never had one before and was hoping that it wasn't the one where you disappear into a tunnel (I'm quite claustrophobic). Anyway, I had to remove my jewellery and anything false in my mouth (ha, I stuck my tongue out but it stayed quite stuck). I had to bite a rubbery thing and hold on to the bars. A laser line had to be placed directly down the middle of my face and a doctor came in and said something funny. He said I wasn't to laugh, to close my eyes and not move. I daren't open my eyes and I had the sensation of something moving around my head. If I had opened them I probably would have freaked and jumped. It was all over in seconds but the machine did say Exterminate and something about finding radiation. My scans will now be sent to my dentist who will check to see if I have enough jaw bone to do some implants. Eeeuurrrggh I can't think about it. That cost me $265 but hopefully the insurance will pick up the majority of it.

We went for lunch at a new place which was a supermarket but with a huge salad bar, a sushi bar, stir fry, pizza oven and lots of other ready made foods. We chose to have salad and coffee but the coffee was disgusting, It actually made me shudder and that can't be good for coffee surely! Our salads were nice but expensive and we sat and watched the world go by through the window and then came home.

We sat on the porch and started to watch the England/Iceland game.

Huffle came out and watched with us and at half time when the boys came home, Smallest, Moo and I went and followed ClownRose in her car to her Mum's house. It was surrounded by forest with an interesting dog house. Apparantly it was made by an artist and bidded on by a friend. It is featured in the Book of Barkitecture.

The Barking Mad Dog House

The kids had a play on the trampoline, swing, slide and climbing frame. We crossed the rickety bridge over the stream and looked for frogs in the small pond. The chickens wandered about freely with the dog chasing them occassionally. It was so hot no-one really wanted to do anything and we came home in time to make dinner.

At home Huffle had removed his flags from his car and the porch. He is disgusted with the team.

After dinner we all played UPSET and Smallest won twice.


Sunday, 26 June 2016

26 Jars on jam on the shelf........

We had an early start to our day with a note left out for the boys asking them to get dressed as we were going out early for Strawberry Picking. We were out of the house by 8am. ON A SUNDAY!? I'm glad we did too because it was already hot by then and we missed all the queues though it was still busy.

All ready for our picking we had jars, sugar, pectin and lemons awaiting us at home, a cool box with a fruit bucket in the car, hats for shade and a hunger for freshly picked strawberries you can only get from not eating breakfast.

We were assigned our two rows and started picking. I think the strawberries were larger this year and there were many many people eating as well as picking. We ended up picking $26 worth which was a very full bucket. The raspberries weren't ready to pick yet so after a quick wave to the Farm Pickers we came back home for breakfast.

We made pancakes and had mainly strawberries. All the boys sat and watched the end of the France and Ireland game and Moo and I sat on the porch with our coffee. Then we all came in to make jam.

The strawberries stayed in the cool box until one of us took out enough for the first jam. Small and Moo washed and cut, Huffle stirred, Smallest squeezed lemons and I jarred the jam. We made it in three different batches and ended up with 26 jars of varying sizes. We are just eating up our last jar from last year and I think we made 20. Hopefully I will be able to give some away as teachers gifts this year. Moo already has her eye on at least one to take home.

Silly antics in the car

The boys went in the pool while we finished the jams off and were almost okay by themselves apart from the odd argument. We called them in for a cool and a game of Newmarket which Smallest won. It was a very excitable and noisy game. We had lunch and Huffle made scones which we had with our freshly made jam and some cream (well dream topping ha!).

She is always eating

Everyone went in the pool and we played hide and seek in there. Bearing in mind our pool is quite small and not very deep, this is an interesting game where the seeker has to close their eyes and try and listen to the water scuffling of the other people in the pool. It is vey energetic and I laugh a lot which doesn't help me to stay hidden!

It got so hot tonight that we had to put the air con on. The house was about 26* and there was no breeze coming through the windows anyway. Huffle and Small went off to train the French Twins while Moo, Smallest and I watched the last part of Karate Kid (football practice was cancelled for Smallest tonight as the coach thought it was tot hot - Huffle thinks he's lying and was probably out fishing).



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Raw relrom*

**Alternative title for today was : I'd eat a salad everyday if it came with onion rings and sweet potato fries.

* my boys have started talking in Scooby-Doo language. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes annoying. Today as two Chinese people were crossing in front of our car, they didn't acknowledge us or thank us so I shouted 'Raw Relrom' (you're welcome) but Huffle thought I was saying it in a Chinese way. He keeps calling me a racist! As if I would!!!

**I had a lovely Grilled Salmon Salad for lunch and Moo had a Apple, Walnut and Goats Cheese Salad but we all shared onion rings and sweet potato fries.

We all had a very slow lazy morning, followed by a spot of gardening in the hot sunshine. Even the boys came and helped with some deadheading and clearing. They earned time on their gadgets, plus they didn't argue. I caught them earlier in what looked like a fight but they said they were hugging. Yeah right!

We moved the patio table into the shade and sat around it playing Chess, reading, playing etc and drinking iced lime water. Late lunch we went out for dinner and then went looking for Preserving Sugar (we are going strawberry picking tomorrow) and a Baseball Glove for Small for his birthday from Moo. We found several he liked but decided to check out some other shops. I wish we hadn't because it was a waste of time. We went miles out of our way for a clearance sale that only had left handed ones left (so annoying). We made up for it by finding a nice Gelato shop. We tried one more shop before finally getting home and all jumping in the pool.

He does like a lemon
Silly Moo playing in the shop
I want this one

6:30pm and the temperature on the pool was 26*. The temperature outside it was still 28*. We blew up all the inflatables and had a bumper car crash with Moo in the middle of it all pushing us around. It was all very silly, a lot of fun and we cooled down.

Plenty of room till all five of us are in plus five inflatables

After showers we found our jam recipe and realised we had forgotten the Pectin. As the strawberry picking farm is nowhere near a supermarket, Huffle went out to buy some. The boys watched TV and had some tea before bed.



A Christmas Box for Moo*

We awoke to news of Britain leaving the EU. I have to say I was surprised and also that Cameron had resigned. I don't really know how this will affect the UK but two comments to me today were "oh did you see how your pound has gone right down" and "you'll have to take your passport when travelling to Europe now". DOH! They had no idea!

Another hot hot day with temperatures of just 25* but it seemed so much hotter. I made poached eggs for Moo and I for breakfast but the eggs were in the fridge and cold so I sent Moo to warm them up for me.

When she realised we were watching her, she laid them on a warm blanket! Silly moo

Huffle worked from the basement and only got out to attend to the pool. The Boys went to school, Smallest had his golf lessons today and Moo and I drove him and two classmates to the golf club and sat watching while they were on the driving range and the putting green. Smallest did really well and was only one of two that stuck it out for the whole two hours, despite the searing heat and no shade. Watching the girls from his class made me realise I was pleased I never had any. They were whiny, moaning and mean (though mine wouldn't have been like that obviously). Small had his class party today and they watched a film and ate party food. I don't know why they don't just finish school now because they are not going to get anymore work done!

Moo and I went to knitting mid morning and stopped by the newly moved cafe first to order our lunch for later. ShopkeeperEl was back today after her operation. She was tired and couldn't lift anything but it was nice to see her back. It wasn't a bad group there today. Not too noisy and I got loads knitted on my cardi. At lunchtime we picked up our lunch and sat and ate it in the dappled shade in the park. Then we carried on to school and golf. We didn't get home until nearly 3:30pm.

We put in a few plants that needed planting, watered them well (everywhere is soooo dry) and met the boys off the bus.

Yesterday after the boys despicable behaviour, fighting and arguing, I banned their tablets and watching TV with their breakfast. Their behaviour this morning determined whether they got gadget time, TV etc this afternoon/evening. This morning they sat at the table and ate their breakfast, they were polite and chatty to each other and Smallest and I even fit in two games of chess before the bus. When they put their shoes on and tried to sit on the same stair, there was almost an argument but then I heard Small say "would you mind moving up a bit please Smallest". Oh it's lovely. This afternoon there was the start of a scuffle and when I said "err remember........" They started hopping and skipping about pretending they were happy to be with each other - the wallies! They got their gadgets and TV later. I wonder how long this will last. They are both so excited and silly about finishing school, though to be fair, I am too. Need a holiday, need to relax.................

After dinner, Small and Huffle went to football. No controversy, it was good game despite losing. Small nearly got a goal.

Moo, Smallest and I entertained ClownRose, LittleMo and LittleFin this evening. We sat in the garden, played on the swing and slide and trampoline and sat up at the pool playing with the ball. LittleMo bought a present for Smallest for being a super Bus Buddy to her. It was a book for adventurous boys. Her Dad also sent over a card with thanks for looking after her and $20. He was also given some chocolate. He is a very lucky boy. Much later when ClownRose was tucking LittleMo in bed, she said, So how do you marry someone anyway? Once it was explained she said "I'm going to marry Smallest and we are going to have Chicken for dinner". I don't think I will tell him, I don't want to ruin their little friendship as it's quite cute at the moment. I asked LittleMo if she was finished with having Smallest look after her on the bus and she looked at me and said "I'm still only five!". Fair enough.

All growing vegetables were Comfrey fed and I found more potatoes growing and fed all the containers with flower feed too. The whole garden is dry and I tried to give it a water but we desperately need rain. It's supposed to be a hot weekend with 'feels like' temperatures in the high 30's to 40*.

After Smallest went to bed, Huffle, Moo, Small and I watched Britains Most Spectacular Backyard Builds. It was quite interesting. We saved the other half for tomorrow. What will they think of next?

Huffle read that to let your wind out is very good for you health, apparantly it lowers your chance of stroke, heat attack etc. Also smelling your expelled wind is good for dementia. We have decided (just in case) to give Moo a box for Christmas with Huffles wind in! SURPRISE! Christmas Box!


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Not enough crackers

Huffle went off to work for a couple of meetings and ended up on a Works Picnic with fun and games included. He didn't know it was today so that was a nice surprise. Bet he wished he'd worn his shorts though!

The boys went to school, they are SO ready to finish school for the summer now (only four more days to go).

I left Moo making Flapjack and went to garden at The Royals. Last night before Small went to bed he said "I know it's a bit last minute..........but.........we are having our class party tomorrow, any chance of some flapjack?" The little bu66er didn't he know we'd spent all morning yesterday baking?

Today we weeded another bed and took out all the Forgte-me-nots, I had seeds sticking to my tee-shirt, a rose thorn in my arm and one in my thumb and a big scratch on my elbow. I came home with a rose, a penstamen and some Chrysanthemums. Moo and MrRoyal joined us for coffee and we carried on until lunchtime. Moo deadheading again. MrsRoyal has offered to water our garden and pick veggies while we are away - hazah!

MrFix came to visit while I was gardening

After a shower, Moo and I went out for dinner (lunch) and had a lovely veggie burger and then wandered around the Thrifty Shop where Moo bought a lovely long cardi and a chunky handknit cardi. I nearly bought some in-line roller skates (am I too old to start roller skating? I could skate when I was a child and I could ice skate as a teenager. I can't help thinking it might be a bad idea).

On the way home we picked up Small's tuba for Graduation and chatted to various teachers (forgetting I had left Moo in the car. Is that legal? She said I didn't leave her a window open he he). Back home the kids came home off the bus, the sweet tray for graduation was set out and the boys fought and argued A LOT!

Small had an early dinner so we could get to the Golf Club. We arrived with the Tuba, our Sweet Plate and an understanding that we would be there for the rest of the early evening. In fact we were greeted by one of the staff who took our plate and told us to come back an hour and a half later. So we came home, watched a bit of So You Think You Can Dance and sat on the porch in the early evening sunshine until 7:15 when we went back again. There was an awful lot of just hanging around but we got to see the Graduation kids arrive. The girls looked really pretty and the boys scrubbed up well looking slightly uncomfortable in their suits, ties and shiny shoes. They had to pretend to arrive again, have their photos taken and then walk down an aisle to a seat at the front. There were awards, speeches and diplomas given out. We missed a big chunk of it due to setting out the food. In our opinion, they should have asked for two sweet trays as mine disappeared within minutes. There was a big cake made by one of the students but it was raw and not very nice. There was far too many veggies and not enough crackers and sandwiches. The whole event was very nice and the venue outside was breathtaking where the photos were taken. Small and the band did an excellent job though Small was bored afterwards because he had to wait around with us so we could clear up. At least we know what to expect now for next year. We will all have to dress up, Small will have to have a first dance with either me or Moo and then we leave him with his classmates for a dance for a couple of hours with two teachers as chaperones. I'm glad I don't have girls because most of the girls wore heels and they obviously hadn't practiced walking in them because they had real problems.

Huffle and Smallest went to football and lost 6-1. The pitch was horrendous and dangerous and we were lucky none of our team got hurt or injured. There was trouble again at the end of the game but this time Huffle stayed out of it. The other team were calling our boys 'Garbage' and the other teams parents were mouthing off. Our Coach called them idiots and was sarcastic (Smallests words). Honestly, I don't know what's wrong with these teams. They really think they're something!


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Let's get baking WHAT!!!!

I felt much better after my lovely sleep last night but still really tired so I cancelled Aerobics for this morning and gave Moo and I more relaxing day...............or so I thought!

Just received photos from Small's camping trip which you can find here.

Huffle worked in the basement. The boys went to school. They had Clap Out Assembley which means that all the Grade 8's get clapped out of the building for their Graduation to High School which happens tomorrow. They also had a slide show which lasted 40 minutes showing photographs from the year of all the students and trips etc.

Moo and I got on with our Graduation Baking and made Flapjacks, Lemon Squares and Butter Tart Squares plus a Banana Bread. As we haven't made the squares before, we weren't quite sure what they should look like and werent sure whether they were cooked correctly. However, we tried them much later and they were deeeelicious. I have managed to squirrel some away for the teacher presents too so I have less to do at the end of the month. Wahoooo.

As we did so well with the baking we decided to go out and get Small's Medical Card renewed which was a 30 minute drive away. Unfortunately we arrived there at 12 noon and it was quite busy but the queue moved well. Of course, I had to deal with MrsNoPersonality who didn't smile, interact or converse at all. Still, I got his card renewed so all is well for a few more years plus I changed the status to Permanent Resident so I can get it renewed at a local office in the future.

We decided to get something for lunch on the way home and tried the new local cafe. We ordered Grilled Veggie and Humus Sandwich and decided to share it and have a muffin each with our coffee. The coffee was good and the muffin delicious but the sandwich was disgusting. Cold grilled veggies that were greasy and chewy, no humus and the bread was dry. Moo took it back and they gave her her money back and said they would talk to the baker. Shame, but at least we know not to go there again. When I asked previously if she could warm the sandwich she said she only had a microwave (ITS SUPPOSED TO BE A BAKERY).

We visited a few shops and and came home for the boys getting home. We cut up all the squares, flapjack etc and decided what was being taken tomorrow evening and what was to be frozen, tried a few bits and then made dinner. Tonight we had Cottage Pies.

After dinner, Moo went with Huffle and Small to their football game. Apparently there was an incident between the opposition coach and Huffle with swearing, hands up and lots of WHATS! He told Huffle not to say 'What' which resulted in the whole team shouting 'what' and at the end when they shook hands, each of Huffles team said What to the coach (this was not Huffles idea but it sure did make him laugh when he heard later). He is now expecting an email from the club with a stern reprimand, in fact he is looking forward to it. One of the boy's father was almost fighting!

Smallest and I stayed behind and watched some more of Karate Kid and drew Beano characters.

Not quite a relaxing day today but it wasn't too hectic.


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

I apologise for the future

A nice warm day, not nearly as hot as the previous few thank goodness. Today's temperature was a good 23*. Huffle worked in the basement and didn't realise how nice the day was as he couldn't get out, shame because looking through his little window showed to be quite dull but outside it was perfect.

We caught another film set

Small went to school and didn't do a lot as most of his class were out on an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. Smallest had his Track and Field this afternoon and came home with two third place ribbons. Moo and I went to watch and we saw the first ribbon given for an excellent relay race where he was third and fourth runner (he ran twice). The second ribbon was for javelin. Three attempts and his third was really far. Unfortunately we had to leave to get some shopping done so we missed the ribbon giving but saw the event. We also watched him do a long jump and a 100m race.

This morning Moo and I went to work and weeded in the Potage mainly. I put together all MrsM's new solar lights and stuck them in the garden. Moo and the other two swept and weeded the paths. For coffee break Jan had made Lemon Iced Lemon and Poppy Seed with Candied Ginger Cookies. They sound a mouthful but they were delicious.

....weren't they Moo

We came home briefly to make a take away lunch, got changed and drove to Smallests Track and Field. We stayed for a couple of hours and then did our food shop. We made dinner of Meatballs and Beetballs (minus the beetroot) with pasta and everyone but me went off to football practice. I had a visit from ClownRose, LittleMo and LittleFin and we played on the swing and picked some lettuce and a teeny weeny courgette. The rest of the time to myself I just knit and watched TV. I am soooo tired, my glands are up and my head is hot!

Everyone came home, the practice was okay but the field they were on was rubbish.

This evening Smallest slept walk downstairs and went into the bathroom. We asked what he was doing but he was really disorientated. Moo ended up taking him back to bed. Funny little man.