54 Sunday A day at home, painting, dog walk in between the rain and coffee. We walked 5 miles and Bob remembered which shops gave him biscuits and he went straight to the counter to get one. A muddy walk and a fell down a rabbit hole, all ok though.
55 Monday Started the day washing and ironing, prepared a beef stew in the slow cooker and cooked GF banana bread. It was pouring with rain so got on with some painting then took Bob off to explore another area of town, dinner, another hour of painting, TV, blogging and bed. The view from the top floor.
56 Tuesday Windows, uPVC, conservatory and gutters thoroughly cleaned, I went out for coffee without Bob as there is some shopping I want to do but can't take Bob in those shops, took him out in the afternoon on a different route. Main bedroom and ensuite and bathroom now finished and half the landing and I painted all the radiators.
57 Wednesday Caught the train to Gloucester to meet my Daughter in law, 2a, and Grandchild, 2b. We popped into see child 1. Train delays from signal point failure meant it took over 3 hours to get home, no replacement buses available due to the roads being flooded.
58 Thursday Woke to snow on the hills, spent the morning sanding down and scraping paint off walls, tiles, light switches etc. The boiler was serviced and the issue with the radiators coming on when the hot water was the only one set on timer. A spring had gone and a new timer fitted. Walked Bob to the coffee shop and I cleaned the house.
59 Friday MIL, SIL and niece arrived mid morning. MIL is staying for 3 weeks to house, cat and dog sit while I'm in Dubai. I took MIL to the retial park to re familiarise herself with the town by car and foot. A visit from my Nephew, his fiancee and their son came for dinner.
60 Saturday We walked into town with Bob for a coffee and some shopping. Child 2, 2a and 2b arrived midday and stayed till around 7pm, we were treated to a back to front roll over from 2b and video called with Peter. Mothers/Granny presents opened, hand made cards and flowers from friend last week and picture frame from child 1.
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Back to Dubai next week, here are some of the differences I've noticed.
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Sounds like you've had another busy week - well done ! Who fell down a rabbit hole? You or Bob? Hopefully it didn't hurt, whoever it was ! It must be a bit of a novelty seeing snow !ReplyDelete
it is me, but all ok. It was lovely to see the snow, sadly not enough of it for Bob to experience and it melted soonDelete
It must be a big change to be able to walk Bob so freely, well apart from when the weather stops you. It has been so unpredictable lately. It sounds like you have been busy with the decorating. xReplyDelete
We've just been walking around the rainDelete
Sounds like home is progressing well. Must be nice to be able to walk Bob whenever.ReplyDelete
it's great getting out and about moreDelete
That must be a big change for Bob. The weather has been so crazy recently xxReplyDelete
so far he's settled in well and enjoying the weather, although his teeth have been chattering on some walksDelete
Busy again, but you must be nearly done. Dubai might feel like a nice change of weather after all this rain.ReplyDelete
Just the downstairs to paint now. It is lovely and warm here in DubaiDelete
It sounds like a busy week, but nice to see so much of your family. A five mile walk sounds very pleasant! What a lovely photo of your nephew's son, and how lovely to see 2b rolling - they grow up so fast!ReplyDelete
Been doing a lot of walking in Dubai recently, sadly without Bob and the weather is perfect here right nowDelete
Glad the heating isse was resolved as easily as that. Love the view of the hills with a dusting of snow. #366ReplyDelete
it was a dam site easier than I imagined it would beDelete
cant beat hand made, best gifts going.ReplyDelete
Public transport is a pain in this weather, not much fun that long on the train.
Nice to see the family before you went away.
Hope Bob is enjoying his walks.
Bob is loving his walks and it's great to see the family for longer periods of timeDelete
Another busy week! Glad the fall didn't cause any injuries!ReplyDelete
Love the picture of the snow on the hills.
it was beautiful to see the snowDelete
Fell down a rabbit hole? Damn.. Lovely houses. Mmmmmm beef stew & banana bread. Those gifts are so sweet and the snow on the mountain looks amazingReplyDelete
the gifts are lovely and I really appreciate them. It was lovely to see the snow on the hills.Delete
Bet snow felt very strange after Dubai! It's the UK's way of welcoming you back :) #project366ReplyDelete
I guess so, although less weather in April would be niceDelete