Friday, 22 October 2021

The holiday continues ~ Part 1 ...

Hello Internet-ites!Yes i've just made a word up there! This is our holiday week. I've decided to break it up into 2 separate blog posts as it is picture heavy. Usually I try to do my posts as week day then weekend as the weekend is more busier. 

Life here is going on well. Half term is looming. We are having some landscaping work in the garden soon! (talk of this Thursday eek!) And a mini getaway over the 2nd weekend of half term for my 40th birthday celebrations. No doubt blog updates of both will follow! But for now here's the rest of the holiday!

Monday 30th August:

Today we mostly hang around the resort. We start by taking a shopping trip to Tesco's for some food. Sophie had an itchy rash on her tummy so I needed to talk to a pharmacist about getting some cream for it too. When we came back we went to the indoor pool. Hubby had quite the surprise when he put his swimming shorts on! No it was in no way intentional! How they managed to get folded and packed without finding this peg I have no idea!! Any way it gave me a laugh lol! And I totally had to share it with you all! Sorry dear ... Too funny not to share!

We came back and had lunch - after we went to the arcade. The kids love it here. The entrance was via the pretty ballooned reception.

In the evening we went to a local pub for an evening meal so we didn't have to cook! I had a nice steak pie

Tuesday 31st August:

Today we head off to Bournemouth for some crazy golf after a lazy morning around the cabin. We book our slot for 12pm I think it was! It was very busy so we got lucky to get a slot. As was the theme of this summer it was yet another cloudy day ...

After we played we went in the restaurant for a late lunch. I was very much taken by this gorgeous fire! I bet it is lovely in winter!

Once we were home hubby drove back to Winchester to administer antibiotics to the chickens and check all was ok. All looks ok so he won't be going back again. The drugging job has been now handed to our neighbour. Mil took the kids swimming. And I decided to chill with my long stitch!

Wednesday 1st September: 

Today we went to Moors Valley Country Park. Haven't been here for yeeears so it was good to be back.
We set off late and arrived around lunchtime. We did the play trail before going back for lunch at the cafe. We had got up late, had a late breakfast, late start and therefore a late lunch ...

Isn't the forest floor pretty. The purple flowers are really nice. 

Funky foot print!

This is goldilocks and the 3 bears section with the 3 bowls on the table

Someone waiting patiently?! 

The oven! 

Knock at the door

Musical instruments to play

I always wonder how all the trees here can grow so straight and tall. Nature sure is a wonder!

Onto the snake pit. Used to go in this when I was a kid!! I loved it! Still remember the fear of getting lost in the middle though lol

Sophie's bow and arrow. She soon got fed up carrying it around though and threw it down

Now onto the tree top trail with views down. One laden parent lol

Jessica as a chicken in a pen?!

A well deserved and totally gorgeous ice cream just before going home!!

Once home Sophie did some modelling with some putty stuff we brought from the shop on site

And mummy chilled some more with her long stitch

Right that's it for this update! I'm going to post this quick before it gets lost in my posts folder. I hope your all well and coping ok with Autumn so far. In all fairness we have been soooo lucky with the weather. It's been so warm and quite a bit of sun. Enjoy it whilst you can! Keep looking up. Lots of love from The Mad House Xx

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

We go on holiday! Yippeee!

Ello Ello! Here's another blog update. This time we got on holiday! ... Eventually ... You'll see why ha!!

Saturday 28th August:

Sooo we wake up early to check on Peachy. We catch her with her head in the food. I haven't slept much all night worrying about the poor blinking chicken!! I'm certain it's a vet job. But we see her eating and drinking so wonder if all is ok after all. She is drinking a lot though. Does she have a fever?! Any way we vote for the vets as this is the best thing as she clearly isn't right. We leave for holiday late pm and the vets can see her at 12:30. So fingers crossed this should be enough time.

She has quite a mucky bum too so we bring her in to clean her up. She goes in the shower and then gets hair dried! Oh yes you have never seen a chicken being showered and hair dried before have you!? Well you have now in this 6 minute long video take by Sophie:

Once at the vets hubby rings me to say they are going to keep her and put her under a light anaesthetic of gas and air type so they can look in her mouth to see what's going on. She apparently wasn't up for it without being knocked out! They kept her until really late in the day. We got the call to pick her up around 530/6pm I think it was! She had been put back on the list because of emergencies that came in. Any way nothing stuck in her mouth or any obvious injury so it is presumed to be an abscess. She is now on a weeks worth of antibiotics that needs putting into the drinking water. Now this poses a problem! We won't be here! So we decide to come back daily for 2-3 days to administer the antibiotics and also check if she is getting better. We also have a webcam set up on the coop so we can log into this on holiday and watch her to see how she is going. Hubby shows the lady who is looking after her how much of the powder to put into the water and she takes over for the rest of the week. We aren't far as only in the new forest so the trip is relatively quick.

By this point it is very late so we can't go on holiday without feeding some kids. So hubby goes to shop to buy some ding meals for quickies before we leave. We then set off for holiday around 9pm I think it was? 

Sunday 29th August:

Well we wake up to hazy sunny morning and find our selves out on the decking having breakfast. We plan to get down the beach pronto as it is meant to be a nice warm day (20c!) with no wind so should be warm enough.

Here's a seagull balancing on top of this pole lol!

Speaking of birds we have the webcam on TV so we can watch on them to make sure they are ok

On the beach ...

I don't think I could ever tire of this view!

Sophie wanted me to put grass in her hair lol! 

We had a late lunch and chose chippy to share and took it down on the beach. It was gooooood!!

So here ends the start of the holiday update! I will cover the rest of the week in another one so it isn't too long. Keep looking up! Love The Mad House Xx