Saturday, October 25, 2008

Half term already

It's the autumn half term already. It's been a busy few weeks as we've visited various schools now that Ben is moving up next year. Our 6 choices are in now. Ben has sat the 11+ and we'll hear the results of that next month. We'll hear the school he'll be going to next year, so a few more months to wait. Ben doesn't mind particularly whether he goes to a Grammer or Upper school, and neither do we. We just want what's best for him.

Joel is continuing to avoid hamsters. Callum's drum lessons fell through, though we have a three-quarter size kit at home for him to practise on. Our car is dying slowly and unfortunately there's no NHS for cars, so we're looking to replace that soon. We recently had a church weekend away to Cefn Lea, which the boys really enjoyed. They wanted to go back the following week, but we said that it wouldn't quite be the same without their friends there. It was in Wales and it rained a lot. However it was even more rainy than Wales is used to as we went through floods on the way back.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No hamsters allowed!

Joel has started trumpet lessons. He's glad to have got to the age where he can get lessons at school. His teacher told him "no hamsters allowed", in other words, blow without puffing your cheeks out.

Ben continues with trombone and Callum with drums. With flute and guitar from the parents we could have quite a band.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Summer holiday 2008

We've recently come back from a very relaxing holiday in a cottage in France. The picture above is a bouncy castle at a maize maze near Saint Malo. We also visited Rennes and a couple of local towns, as well as spending lots of time chilling out at the cottage. Back to school next week though!

Monday, March 24, 2008


This Easter, as well as our church activities we have been
on a RSPB Easter egg hunt
playing football in the cold
watching Wizard of Oz
watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Normally I spend Easter doing some pruning and tidying in the garden. Not this year.