Saturday 25 March 2017

Farewell Trevor

Trevor, it's the end of the road. Well, not for you, we assume. No doubt you'll provide a low-cost mode of transport for someone else with considerable but nevertheless still-only-requiring-5-seats logistical needs.

You arrived at a turbulent time for us. Our treasured Norman had met a sad end at the hands of those thieves who remain anonymous now (at least in this respect they were good at their job). Norman had a lot of "character", whereas you didn't, really. But that was part of the charm! The idea that the rush to hospital to have Naomi would not be accompanied by ropes holding the front doors shut seemed strange to us at the time, but you just soldiered on and got us there without a trouble. You might have been more expensive the past couple of years, but the first couple of years in Loughborough dealing with a real garage rather than "that guy down the road" we really appreciated that hardly anything seemed to go wrong with you.

You helped us move house four times; took our first three children home; provided transport for those long trips north/south; delivered kit to four Imagines; handled the coldest most toothpaste-freezingy winter ever, and one of the hottest summers; carried several wardrobes, a dining table and numerous other free bits of stupidly large furniture; and put up with many instances of child sickness, all without missing a beat. Ultimately, you just did your job, and if it wasn't frowned upon these days to put four children in to three seats (well, okay, that's well-justified), we'd be keeping you.

We'll miss you! Drive well.

The new adventure now begins with Kevin. He seems good so far. the children are very excited about driving "in the boot"! It's just a shame that choosing boys names for cars seems to be so much easier than for children...

*note: I originally aimed to write an "Ode to Trevor" but the scientist in me just couldn't bring myself to do it.

Thursday 2 March 2017

Lydia starts nursery!

My baby (for a few weeks longer) started nursery today! I might have been more emotional if pregnancy hadn't caught up with me this week and I am more than ready for a bit of a chance for a sit down and a rest before baby comes! She will be going twice a week and both she and Miriam are very excited about going to the same nursery (although Lydia in the baby room and Miriam in the big room).

Lydia was very excited. Who is starting nursery today?


Lydia was adamant that because she was a big girl she would walk to nursery! (actually she wanted to go on "my scooter" and it was quite hard to persuade her she doesn't have a scooter!)

Going to nursery, Peppa in hand.

Today was just her "settling in" session so I had to stay in the building (although not with her) and she only did an hour. She's ready to go for a proper play on Monday :-) This didn't stop the fact that she has been exhausted since she came back! Nursery is hard work

The teddy she is cuddling is the one she had *wanted* to take to nursery before I negotiated her down to something more appropriately sized!