Cobblers to You Too!

It’s been a few days since my last update! So what’s been going on here in ‘The Shires’? Firstly, all the children are well and coping with school admirably! Sindy has reported no meltdowns at the school gates. Dinnertimes have been a little louder than in the past. This may be due to the fact that they are all eating a main meal at school lunchtime now, so my home cooked meals for the children have been limited to making sandwiches, toast and hummus, that sort of thing. I’ve tried to make up for it a bit by baking a pudding / dessert. I picked the last of the Blackberries on the driveway and the remaining Raspberries in the orchard to make an apple and berry crumble, (served with homemade custard) this week, as well as a fresh pineapple upside down cake and a Victoria plum cobbler. There has however been plenty of cooking for daddy and dadda’s dinners. On a different note, ‘Hey Google’ has just started chatting away quite out of the blue! She’s now put on the BBC news completely without my requesting it.

I’m now sat in the kitchen – I wonder if Alexa will do the same? Just in case – I have pulled her plug out, so guaranteed a little piece and quiet. The children have headed upstairs in prep for bedtime. I was called up around 8pm last night – an altercation with a wasp on the girls night light. I had to squish it sadly, but it got them to settle. Been a bit of a problem of late, there must be a wasp nest somewhere in the gables, but with this cool turn to the weather, I guess they will die off naturally within a matter of days or weeks.

On the subject of weather, it’s really is starting to feel Autumnal now. I put the central heating on this morning. We’ll see how it goes, but I might just need to switch the system on for daily heat anytime now.

This mornings workout was good, leaving my biceps a little achey though. Sadly next week will be the last I see of Adam as he is starting a new job at one of the gyms in Reading, leaving him little time for personal training. He’s a great guy. I’m happy he has found a new route in his life. Just means that I might need to find a new mobile trainer who covers ‘The Shires’!

Did I mention that we found a frog in the watering can? We also found newts! The wonders of living in the countryside eh!

A random pic of me chilling on the terrace!

Overall, a quiet enough week really, so maybe more at the weekend. Nite nite

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A Gay Dad reflecting on life in the Shires of England with my not so famous five and two rapscallion Dalmatian hounds

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