The other day we met our godfather for a quick coffee in town – causing chaos in the cafe! He very kindly brought us a bag of Child’s farm goodies – here I am sporting my rather natty CF bag. It now comes with me everywhere. Very handy in the supermarket for holding egg surprises I’ve found
As you may know I enjoy a bake or two. To get organised this year I decided having seen Christmas cake advertised on television that we should make ours nice and early.
We therefore went to my favourite place (the supermarket) to procure the ingredients and then set up our baking station back st the ranch.
We followed A delis recipe – loosely. I decided the cake needed far more cherries and candied peel than advised not to mention a touch more treacle. That said it came out of the oven 4 hours later (!) – not brilliant for an impatient baker such as myself – looking perfect.
The worst bit though – I wasn’t allowed to eat any of it.
On Saturday we went on a jaunt to Escot so I could play on the slides. Instead of turning left after the slides we turned right and found all manor of beasties in the dark, dark forest. Firstly we happened across a building site – it is going to become the enclosure for some wolves. Then we found the wild cat pen. One of the cats looked just like Millie. There’s a certain irony to the wild cats being behind bars and the domestic cat roaming free.
I was very excited to spot an eagle owl. He was huge!
Also in the woods was a massive death slide, a pirate ship playground and a bug’s paradise. We didn’t get a chance to explore these bits in great depth as I wanted a cup of tea. Apparently there is also loads to do at the wetlands area. So much to come back for!
This week we had a whistle stop tour of London’s finest hospitals. On Thursday I had a kidney scan at UCLH and on Friday Inigo went to Great Ormond Street
We stayed with Granny and Granddad and caught the train into town from Bicester as it only takes an hour.
After my appointment we went for a coffee with our godfather. He gave us some lovely child’s farm goodies. Hooray!
On Friday I didn’t go with the big M, D and Inigo as he was going to be a long time unlike my very quick scan. He had an eeg which the big m said was awful as they stuck needles in his face while he was awake. If that wasn’t enough he then had to have a general anesthetic and an MRI.
Poor thing. He was very brave!
We’re making the list of our year’s free entry to Haynes car museum (it runs out on my birthday).
Then we went to look at the big m’s favourite car… The mini. She had one when she was 18.
We designed our own one