Blog Back on Track………For Now!!

The thing is, from my birthday right up until our Wedding Anniversary, things always seem to go the same way – 5 weeks of complete and utter madness. This year is clearly proving to be no different.(Hence no blog!) What with 8 family birthdays within the space of 16 days (guess where my wage has gone this month!) the usual chaos for the last few weeks of the school year, rugby, cycling and the more mundane tasks such as the housezzzzzzzzzzzzzwork, there is very little spare time. No wonder I’m always ready for the ‘big holidays’, not that I take things any easier then but you get the idea.

Just to add to the fun, Jack has broken his ankle -joy. Poor kid, he went over on it during a rugby game and we thought it was just a sprain. It was only the fact that he looked so unwell that made me take him to A&E (I knew that pediatric 1st aid would come in useful one day -good job I listened to it all!!) So now he’s been potted for a week and is back at the hospital on Tuesday. Great for a kid who loves sitting still -unfortunately he doesn’t. God knows what they’re going to make of his grass stained pot when he goes back. Thank god hubby is taking him on Tuesday – the woman who potted it was a right miserable cow. Don’t think she’ll be too impressed with the state of it -maybe if he tells her he can still kick for goal with one leg………..maybe not!!!

Just to add even more fun to the fun, school deemed Jack a health and safety risk and he wasn’t allowed back until a care plan was in place -that took them until Wednesday, the world’s gone mad!!!

Had a lovely weekend in the sun

Anyone got any top tips for keeping an active teenager still

Bring it on



We’ve Only Gone and Found It……………

Well after nearly a week of searching we’ve found it, it’s taken some doing I can tell you. Yes after our adventures on Wednesday discovering abandoned railways and then the impromptu search on the internet to see whether it was or wasn’t (I know I’m a saddo!)We’ve been on the look out for a railway  – the Crigglestone Curve and Viaduct – that is 100% abandoned. But before we looked for that there was still the matter of Wednesdays discovery to look at. So was it an abandoned track -well your guess is as good as mine. If there are any railway relic enthusiasts out there who know -please get in touch. Anyway, abandoned or not we went for a look. There were two tracks up there and I would say one is certainly no longer in use -it had a big buffer at the end of the line but we didn’t walk any further along as the other track looked like it may have been used sometime recently -and the signal was on red -maybe that was a huge clue that it still worked. Still we had a great afternoon climbing here there and everywhere to see what else we could find.

Since then I’ve crossed fields(thanks for your help Ryan) been through tunnels and crossed becks -all in the hunt for the Crigglestone Viaduct that has seemingly been blocked off to the public, today we struck gold, or we would have done except some Health and Safety Saddos spoilt our fun -I was all for climbing the steel gate they’d put up to stop – well I’m not sure what its to stop -why can’t we go look, until I put my hands on the fence -some miserable git has painted it with tar….I’ll be back and next time I’ll be prepared -has anyone got any ladders……………..

A great find

Can’t wait to see more

Bring it on



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