I have just started using my fitorb, I knew I did a lot of walking at work, but did not realise it was this much. This is just the one day, one eight and a half hours of making beds, hoovering a vast area, mopping floors and pushing trolleys, and general walking back and forth.
Back to a Scottish Summer. Have to say his is the way I feel most Monday mornings, washed out.
Took a walk down to daughters, just after we got in somebody was coming in the door, thinking it was Fifi I startled her, turns out it was poor C instead. Just as well she knows me!!. The three girls had gone for ice cream, at 9pm as you do, and had come back with a two litre tub between the three of them, and a mix up of gummy sweets, they added the sweets to the ice cream and got stuck in.
|C and Fifi
Had to go out and drop something off, so while we were out anyway we took a walk along the river. Good grief it is seriously overgrown but this allows for many many bees and other creatures to make the most of the season I suppose. Spotted this fisherman out and managed to catch his line as it flicked out of the water and through the air.
Have been trying to get to my 400th cache since we came back from holiday, but I have either been too busy, the weather has been too hot or the midges have been out in force. But today we went for a walk round Eglinton Park in Irvine and got some of the newer caches at the far side of the park. We got our 400th, and am actually sitting at 401.
|got there eventually
Daughter and new Son in law came down for the weekend, first time they have had a chance to get down since they came back from honeymoon. Here they are looking at their holiday photographs.
|the happy couple
People rant about the food in a local hotel, Daughter No 1 has used it a few times when she has had vouchers and lots of my colleagues at work talk about how good it is so Daughter No2 fancied trying it and offered to take us out for a meal. So after I came in from work we went along. Have to say the food was excellent, very good value for money, good size portions and a nice atmosphere. The company was also very good and we had a good catch up on their honeymoon. Imo the tables could have been slightly bigger and the waiter lacked in a few points of etiquette but apart from that I cannot fault the place at all.
The potatoes have certainly taken off and are flowering really well. Plenty of strawberries and flowers on the tomato plant too.
Bad planning by Daughter No1, Fifi to be dropped in Perth for 2pm on the day tea in the park turns out a few miles away. One needing picked up in Ayr at 5pm, and the other set of grandparents off the road as Grandpa has had an operation and Grannie does not drive, son in law No1 starts work at just after 4pm and granddad wont drive through the centre of town to do the 5pm pick up when Ayr racing is on at the same time. So Granddad volunteered to babysit the gruesome twosome while I went to pick Bob up. As it turned out she was back in time to pick Bob up but the twins had a ball with granddad anyway.
|look Grandma has a camera
Bob enjoyed the Summer school club yesterday and was very keen to go back today, jut as well really considering he is booked in for the week!! So I dropped him off.
|putting his bag on
Volunteered to look after the gruesome twosome while Daughter went to pick up Bob. We had lots of fun in the garden.
|at their table
Today was visit day.So as per usual if it is nice when we come out we like to go and do something, so decided to go and see the Kelpies in Falkirk. We also picked up some geocaches while we were there.
The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland
|The Kelpies Falkirk
You will spot a recurring theme in this weeks 365. Yes you have guessed it I had the twins while Daughter went to get Bob. Fifi was back home but very tired and she said for all she had lots of fun she is glad to be home in her own bed.
Bob has also had a brilliant time with lots of activities from martial arts to circus skills to archery and a lizard man, plus lots of other fun. All the leaders were really friendly, they knew the children by name and Bob wants to go back another week. This has been a huge step for both him and his mum, away from home, eating his packed lunch in amongst other kids lunches, and him trusting adults who do not know him. We were not sure he would last all week but he did. Well done Bob.
|more cheeky faces
This is an off shoot from an original tiny plant that Daughter No3 bought for us at a primary school Christmas fair over 20 years ago. Once every so often if flowers, and his year it has. The present that just keeps on giving.
|aloe vera plant