Sooo..... the Hubby has taken it upon himself to resume with the bathroom! This can only be a good thing. It is loooooooong over due! But I'm not having a go, I know he gets things done in his own time (even if he ever actually finishes anything, hee hee).
It's his week in work so so he only has today (Sunday) off to get anything done and since we do now have the floorboards that we have needed since 2003 he thought today would be the day to get things done! Which means we need to get out of his way.
I packed the kids up and did a couple of bits locally (popped into Asda and what have you, treated them to a McDonald's lunch), and then drive down to Old Holly Farm. I'm sure you all know how much we LOVE Old Holly Farm! If you're local in Lancashire, or just passing through, you need to call in here. It's not just for the kiddies either! The Cafe is lovely and the shop is very sweet (not to mention the ice cream is to die for!)
I'm very very glad the Old Holly Farm provide plenty of wash stations!
We went to have a good look at the donkeys and the goats, Tom did try to feed a goat by lobbing bits of straw at it. The goat was unimpressed which sent Tom into a sulk. Jack was itching to go and see the chicks again though. He adores those chicks. It's becoming a standard Jack-Photo, him holding a chick with a very proud smile on his face. And he is ever so gentle with them too! Georgie tries to copy, but I can't help but worry he's going to be too rough with the delicate little things! I wont let him hold one yet, but he does stroke them gently. Tom just wanted to play with the wash station...
Next is the pigs! To George ALL pigs are Peppa! And he just loves watching them and snorting at them! Tom was finally impressed with something; he climbed up on a ledge by himself (see proud face photo) and found AND EMPTY PIG STY! The pigs were all outside getting snorted at by George!
As much as the kids love to see the animals, on a cold wet Sunday on January there is one thing they are very very fond of. The Play Barn! We get a family ticket for £10, and a few drinks and snacks from the cafe, and then they can run wild for a bit while I put my feet up, enjoy a latte, and relax. I hardly saw Jack & Tom for two hours! The occasional "Mummy! Look!" as they waved at my from high up places, and screech and cackle and they charged past me at mack 5, and the sudden materialising next to me to gulp down some juice, bite on a snack, and whooooosh! Off again! George stays a little closer to me still, but he is getting more adventurous now too. He loves to ride on the little tractors, and has discovered that he can climb the first level of the Play Barn and slide down into a ball pool. He even made a few friends with other kids!
Having had the whole day out I was hoping that we would be coming back to a job well done re the bathroom. I put a quick call in to Hubby on route (hands free, don't worry) and he said we COULD COME HOME! But that there was no bathroom or landing floor, no toilet or sink in the bathroom, and no water. So we drove the loooooong way home and stopped off at the local Chinese Takeaway before finally having no where else to go and sneaking back in.
Hubby is in pain now though. he says he has used - and strained - muscles he didn't even know he had! And he has a nasty cut in his ear where he bashed his head on the bathroom cabinet. He has been working where the sink usually is and stood up, forgetting that he hadn't taken the cabinet off the wall! Ouchie! Rather glad the kids weren't home for the colourful language that would have accompanied that! He can't even have a nice long soothing bath coz all his tools and gear are in it!