Pie watching on the Denby Dale.

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So ratty has fallen for my cunning plan and is currently munching his way through copious amounts of poison – him and his band of brothers. Yep there is definitely more than one. But time is running out for the ‘furry few’ the cement is on it’s way. Start running ratty!!

Sadly no running for me, the niggle is getting worse and I can’t really understand why. For once I’ve been good and done what my physio said – sort of and yet the pain and noise is getting worse. I’m sort of hoping that it’s because I haven’t cycled this week, maybe that’s been helping my recovery. I do know that I’m started to get really naffed out with it – I haven’t got time for this injury malarkey!!

Still no running means time for tidying – oh joy. Yep the now repaired hoover has all but finished and normality nearly reigns in the Earnshaw household. Even managed to fit the ‘Asda Big shop’ in and a spot of pie watching………No we really did. Our local garden centre (Hampsons on Denby Dale Road) where we sometimes go for breakfast, keeps changing the things it does. In fact, thinking about it, it doesn’t actually sell much gardening stuff anymore. There’s the florist, bakery, delicatessen, fruit and veg stall, pet shop, knock-off out-off-date food and drink section (it’s well dodgy) pet store and a few plants. Newly launched this week and replacing the carvery – which was a fail – is the pie making factory complete with viewing area – you can spy on the pie……………….What will they come up with next!!

Last day of the holidays

I’m sure I’m due a rest

Bring it on

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Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head……………

Guess what I’m doing – just for a change? Yep, you’ve got it. Sunbathing in the rain. We’re getting really good at it now. The plus side( if there is one) is that compared to yesterday there are some tiny bits of blue sky breaking through – finally things are looking up. How many days have we got left – one!!!

So back to yesterday, when we had to abandon the sunbeds due to the torrential downpour, thunder and lightning- fab. So we headed to the Mall for a bit of shopping the rain got heavier, the thunder louder and the lightning – well!!
I’m beginning to wonder if it’s the dodgy weather that’s bringing out the dodgy characters- cos if you’d have seen last nights taxi driver………Think back to the first Men in Black and that dodgy farmer dude who was infected with those beetle things- well he drove us home last night. No really- he did- the slurred speech, his jerky body movements. He had it all, either that or he was in the midst of a stroke and we didn’t realise!!!

Back to this morning, and our last visit to Universal( our favourite theme park) for this holidays anyway. Probably the driest morning we’ve had for a few days and we managed to dodge the downpours queueing for the rides. We only had to wear our ‘I look a right tit in this’ poncho once- thank god. Can’t wait to chuck them away when we leave!

It’s while queuing and people watching that I’ve been taking note of some of the fascinating parenting skills ( or lack of them) on show. Now being a parent isn’t easy – none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes- I’m no exception. But when you watch some parents in action you wonder which parenting book they get their ideas from. It baffles me how some parents have no control whatsoever, even standing in a line for 5 minutes is an impossibility for some families. Their kids terrorise the entire line and they stand there oblivious. Then there’s the ones who do the reasoning tactic – the if you do that then I will allow you this – fail, within 5 minutes havoc resumes! Then there are the parents who rant n rave over the slightest thing and continue ranting until their kids are reduced to a sobbing wreck, boy will they regret that when they’re older! But best of all are the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ gang. Yep, they push, shove shout and carry on – when their kids do the same- world war three!!!

Anyway, the sun came out briefly, I sneaked in another swim for Juneathon and then we headed to the cinema to see the newly released Madagascar 3D ( it’s well funny) Guess what it was doing when we came out of the cinema………

Hoping for a few final hours of sun tomorrow

Bring it on.

Photos below- what happens when you take your kid to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Jack trying to eat American portions of Pizza n cookies
And a strange yellow glow- I forget what its called!!!!!

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