And boy was it hot……… right in the middle of a heatwave.
they had a five min break between each race……. and after an hour and a half sent the kids indoors for 20 mins to cool down in the air conditioning while us poor parents sat out in the sun.
As usual Ali hated it and did as little as possible and as Usual Alex was very competitive and won two of his races.
He got two gold medals which are in his bedroom, but what made it great is every child that took part got a medal ……
Alex has put his upstairs with his collection of various Medals for all the sports he had done. but Ali just left his downstairs.
not interested at all, oh well
But it was good of the school to issue every child with one just for taking part. Personally I think they are what’s left of a job lot of gold medals, from years ago because I remember Alex winning four of these in about year 2 haha……
I can’t get over the fact that he is soooo tall for one thing, he is actually an inch taller than me now and takes size 10 1/2 shoes (men’s size) as he has grown up to the sky he has also thinned out, The boy has a better social life than I do, today while Ali and I were out Alex had a date.
At the movies with his girlfriend then he met her parents after with her at Wetherspoons where he has a drink (of coke I should add ) and they went to her aunties for a BBQ until I had to pick him up in the evening.
He has been with his girlfriend charlotte for about year now,
. wtf he’s not 12 until December. No-one took me out at that age…….
but and there is a but there are both going off to separate senior schools in September so I have no idea how long the romance will last just texting and calls and seeing each other at weekends
I was actually shocked the other day, I got a phone call about 2pm from Mrs Stevens at the school and for a second I thought there was something wrong with one of the boys and she said that everything was fine, in fact she was calling to say what a lovely young man Alex was and how polite, hardworking and helpful he was, and how I should be very proud of him I was gobsmacked to say the least.
So looks like my second to last baby has actually grown up into a young man…….
We have quite a lot of events in Sittingbourne and as well as being Armed forces day today there was also an event in the high street for the 200ths anniversary of waterloo.
“Recreating the long journey as the news makes its way from Belgium to London via Sittingbourne, actors Michael Bradley and Julian Farrance playing the parts of Commander James White, Major Henry Percy respectively arrived in Sittingbourne on a horse-drawn post-chaise.”
Ironically Allan is also working all weekend at Walmer castle he is security there for the event weekend to celebrate the Bicentenary of Waterloo and the Coach arrives there tomorrow. (Sunday)
The boys both got a chance with their classmates to go there and help, Alex went Tuesday and Ali went Wednesday, both had a great time and are hoping there will be more digs they can help out in the future.
Day 3 of the dig and our first day with classes from Grove Park Primary, over 60 kids and just look at their efforts! June 2015…looking NE… —
So The bad news the other day was the sale of the flat fell through, but in a way it has done us a favour, when my dad passed away my brother just wanted the flat emptied and sold asap, so that’s what we did
At the time I suggested that we decorate it as you can see there are some water marks on the wall from when my dad’s washing machine leaked and it soaked the wall on the other side… problem was solved but was never painted over.
The estate agent at the time said that because of the state of decoration the price should be low. So dear brother agreed.
My dads will was specific, the flat was left to my brother and my half was divided between the boys with the proceeds being put in a trust fund / ISA account until they were 21. My brother wanted a quick sale as he wanted his half asap
Personally it makes no difference to me, I would have decorated and put it up for more and waited for a higher price.
so the sale has fallen through, and now we are going to give it a coat of paint to freshen it up.
The good news is Amber got an email today saying on condition of her returned application she was going to be put on a shortlist for a new build flat. possibly available at the end of the month so fingers crossed she gets chosen and finally her and the baby will have their own place.
As I said at the moment I am seriously bored…….. I struggle to do any housework, just doing the bare minimum to keep the house going, kids fed and clothes clean. everything else is practically impossible.
The same for going out really, Yes I have a wheelchair, yes I have a top of the range electric scooter.
Both of which were my dads, but… I hate using them so if we go anywhere like the high street I walk with the trusty boot. ok hobble from carpark to shop where we need to go. and then in the supermarket the trolley becomes a zimmer frame.
But the good thing is I get out of the house because when I’m indoors life is kinda like this..
I’m supposed to be keeping my leg up and not walk too much so when I can I rest it..
The advantage is the pc is right by the sofa so at least I can go on the internet while sitting there, here as the case maybe.
When Amber comes over for the weekend we have to go and pick her up basically because there is no room for her massive pram in this house. She uses the one we have here which is a lovely multi-terrain three wheeler. The problem is she can’t take that back to her mum’s as there is no room for two baby chariots in their house. So we resolved the problem.
So Amber can easily use the train to come back and forth and have a buggy that is not only suitable from birth to 3 yrs but also folds up smaller we got her this buggy, can’t wait to see the little giggle bum 🙂
The down’s at the moment is the buyer of my dads flat has pulled out so after weeks of paperwork and solicitors we are now back to square one. which is a right pain in the bum at the moment. Oh well back to putting my foot up again..